Covid-19 Resource List for Artists and Photographers

We’ll be updating this list as often as we can, so if you know of a grant or any resources that we’ve missed that may help artists and photographers, please email us at

Americans for the Arts:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center 

Artist + Activist Relief Fund

This fund, created by The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, supports artists + activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19.

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

For those who BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists and arts administrators

Arts Education Partnership:

COVID-19 Resources  
Status of Arts Education Provisions in State Reopening Plans

Artist Fellowship:

Provides emergency aid to professional fine art visual artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement, or unexpected extreme hardship. 

Artist Relief Fund

For working artists in dire financial hardship due to COVID-19

Artist Relief Project

Any individual artist in any discipline whose income has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for emergency relief and support.

Artist Relief Tree:

This fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists in any field. They offer assistance up to $250 per person on a first-come-first-served basis. The fund changes its availability based on the amount of money raised.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund:

The COVID-19 Fund will disburse one-time $2,000 grants to eligible artists who have lost income from canceled performances or exhibitions because of the pandemic.

LA Arts COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund:

The J. Paul Getty Trust has initiated the LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund—a $10 million fund to support Los Angeles-based nonprofit museums and visual arts organizations. Administered by the California Community Foundation (CCF), the fund is providing both emergency operating support and recovery grants to eligible small and mid-sized organizations in Los Angeles County. The fund aims to have an efficient and expedited review process so that recipient organizations receive funds in a timely fashion. 

LA Young Creatives Fund:

LA County residents who work in creative fields may be eligible to receive a zero-interest, $500 loan with payments deferred for the first 6 months in addition to an automatically-matched $500 grant (no repayment needed)

Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund:

Sweet Relief provides immediate assistance and we have created this DONOR-DIRECTED FUND with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.

For Freelance Artists:

 Author League Fund:

The Fund exists to help professional writers continue their careers with dignity by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses. Repayment of this emergency support is not required.

Freelancer Covid19 Emergency Fund:

Pay-it-forward fund designed for freelancers.

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists

Freelancers Relief Fund

For freelancers who primarily reside in the United States and experiencing a sudden decrease of at least 50% of income as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Artist Relief Fund:

For artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19

The Haven Foundation

For freelance professional artists who have experienced a recent, unforeseen emergency or triggering event that has significantly and adversely affected the qualified person’s ability to produce, perform and/or market his/her work and, thus, creates the need for immediate relief funds and/or assistance

National Geographic:

COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting:

Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-profits, Homeowners and Renters

Keep up the good fight!


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