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Artist Relief Resources

As events are canceled and organizations close to help slow the spread of coronavirus, we know that artists are suffering deeply and are in need of assistance. Below is a collection of resources our team has found to help artists in need during this time.

We will continue to update this list as we find more resources.

Individual Artists

Seattle Artist Relief Fund – Up to $1,000
Support for artists who have lost income due to cancellations and work stoppage due to the COVID-19 pandemic Ongoing.

Integrity: Arts & Culture Association – $250
Grants for individual artists of all disciplines for creative endeavors. Deadline: 5/1/2020.

Visionary Initiatives in Art (VIA) Art Fund$25,000-100,000
To support creation of original artwork to be exhibited in the public realm. Deadline: 7/6/2020.

Open 4Culture – Up to $1,500
Funding for artists working in Heritage and Preservation in King County. Ongoing.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts – $1,000
Support for experimental artists impacted by COVID-19. Ongoing.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants – Up to $5,000
One-time grants for visual and media artists and choreographers for medical emergencies. Ongoing.


Visual Artists

Harpo Foundation – Up to $10,000
Support for underrecognized visual artists. Deadline: 4/15/2020.


Performing Artists

Jazz Road – $5,000-15,000
Supports small tours for emerging-mid-career level Jazz artists. Deadline: 4/21/2020.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund – Unspecified amount
Financial assistance for musicians impacted by COVID-19. Ongoing.

Equal Sound – Up to $500 per gig.
Support for musicians that have lost work due to COVID-19 related cancellations. Ongoing.

MusiCares – Up to $1,000
Relief for musicians impacted by COVID-19. Ongoing.