The following are a selection of grants available to financially assist artists during periods of personal or professional emergency. Note: the term “emergency grant” can also be used to indicate a grant available for artists with an unanticipated opportunity or in need of last minute funding for a project. Such resources are not covered here.
Provides emergency assistance to professionals in the entertainment industry (music, dance, film, television, circus & theater).
The Emergency Assistance Program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident.
Assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability, or bereavement.
Emergency grants for artists in all disciplines needing help with rent, medical expenses, utility bills, fire damage, etc. Grants of up to $1,000.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF)
Provides emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Assists visual artists of color who live in the tri-state NYC area with grants to help meet urgent financial needs involving housing, medical costs, fire, flood damage.
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