The Joan Mitchell: Emergency Grant Program– The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to US based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or manmade disasters that have affected their community. Artists who have been negatively impacted due to catastrophic situations of this nature can apply to the Foundation for funding.
CERF+ Grant– CERF+ is a national artists’ service organization who provides emergency artist resources Direct Assistance to Artists Working in Craft Disciplines CERF+’s programs include:Grants up to $6,000;No-interest loans up to $9,000;Booth fee waivers at craft shows;Discounts on materials and equipment from suppliers and manufacturers;Assistance with business development through referrals to consultants and other low or no-cost resourcesFor eligibility requirements and more detailed information, please visit the Emergency Relief section of their website or contact them at:
ArtsReady – An online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.
Jazz Foundation of America – The JMEF is committed to helping jazz professionals, especially older musicians, overcome their hard times and to help them get back on their feet, making emergency funds available for immediate needs.
The Actors Fund – Provides a list of health insurance and medical emergency resources for artists in all disciplines, organized by state.
The CERF+ Studio Protector – Extensive information and resources designed to help artists and those helping them in the disaster recovery effort.
LYRASIS – If your library or institution has suffered damage and would like to request assistance, contact LYRASIS Preservation Services at 504.300.9478. Preservation Services staff is available to provide advice on salvaging collections or connect you to additional resources 24/7. This service, along with all others listed on this page, is free of charge.
The Actors Fund – If you or someone you know has been affected by the recent flooding in southern Louisiana/ Baton Rouge and are in need of emergency financial assistance or other support, please contact The Actors Fund at 800.221.7303 ext. 119.
MusiCares – MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation – Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded to projects that strengthen the infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theater fields.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants – Emergency Grants provides prompt funding for innovative visual and performing artists.
The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant– The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.