CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund) has reached out to us with an offer of support for artists. There a number of resources available to artists in times of emergency in the arts sector. Most of the websites below support artists nationally and more information can be found on their websites. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need assistance navigating this information.
Databases of Arts Sector Emergency and Financial Resources
Emergency grants, loans, and other assistance to craft artists who have had a career-threatening emergency.. Guidelines and application are online. firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-239-2206
NYFASource is the most comprehensive national listing of emergency resources for artists. The database is also a source for information about grants, awards, and programs for all artists, regardless of medium.
The Actors Fund focuses primarily on resources that are relevant to the entertainment industry (which encompasses many disciplines including acting, literary arts, and visual arts), however their emergency listings are even more broad-based.
The Artist Trust listing of resources for artists including Emergency Preparedness & Assistance includes some resources you may not find elsewhere.
Women Arts Directory of Emergency Funds
Contains some smaller, regional funds that are not in the other listings.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Selected national programs offering financial assistance to artists with emergencies.
CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources)
Emergency grants, loans, and other assistance to craft artists who have had a career-threatening emergency.. Guidelines and application are online.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
The Foundation aids and assists painters and sculptors, and provides targeted relief to those affected by a natural or man-made disaster.
Provides assistance to musicians. Musicares has provided musical instrument replacement for many musicians affected by disasters.
MusiCares West Region (Santa Monica, CA): 800-0687-4227
Map to see which office to contact
The Actors Fund offers a wide variety of emergency services to artists associated with the entertainment industry.
323.933.9244 ext. 55
Additional Sources of Emergency Funding, Regional Funds, and Disciplines not Listed Here
NYFASource Emergency Resources
A comprehensive listing of emergency and other resources for artists provided by New York Foundation for the Arts
Emergency Relief Residencies
This national network has provided help in past disasters.
Studio Protector: Dealing With Post-disaster Legal Issues
This article by Casey Summar of Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts of Nashville contains a number of legal resources for artists facing an emergency.