This is a challenging time for many in our community, as artists and writers cope with cancelled work, lost income, and medical uncertainty. Yaddo has compiled the following list of online resources for artists affected by the pandemic, and will continue to expand the list in the coming weeks as opportunities become available.

(Updated 6/8/20)

General resource lists

The Actor’s Fund Resources list (for all arts and entertainment professionals)

Specific grants

Anonymous Was a Woman Emergency Relief Grants, open to women-identifying visual artists over age 40 who have been impacted by COVID-19. Appy between April 6-8.

Artists' Fellowship emergency aid for professional visual artists

Artist Relief grants: A coalition of national arts grantmakers will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.

Authors’ League Fund for emergency circumstances

Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund, for experimental artists who have been impacted by postponed or cancelled performances and exhibitions.

Max’s Kansas City Project Emergency Grants, for creative arts professionals in New York state.

Musicians Foundation grants for medical and living expenses in emergencies 

The Photographer Fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants for unexpected medical emergencies; open to visual and media artists, and choreographers.

Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund for musicians and music industry workers

Women Photograph COVID-19 Emergency Fund, apply by April 3; may be extended

Other useful information

ArtJobs.com posts open calls and opportunities in the arts and creative industries.

Fostering a Daily Practice During a Global Crisis, Minneapolis College of Art and Design workshop led by Yaddo artist Jonathan Herrera Soto.

HireArtists.org is a marketplace that creates new streams of income for artists by connecting them with the public for help with creative and non-creative tasks.


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Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 82 Pulitzer Prizes, 34 MacArthur Fellowships, 71 National Book Awards and a Nobel Prize in Literature. Learn more about the impact of Yaddo.

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