Resources for Artists during Covid-19

The following information was first published by our team at CollexArt.

Many artists around the world have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. We have put together some resource highlights that you may find helpful to determine whether you qualify for relief for self-employed workers.

Please note that we are not offering legal or accounting advice and the following resources are maintained by third-party organizations.  Please contact these organizations directly if you need legal or professional advice.

$ Resources (Mostly USA based information)
If you opt to apply for grants and funding it is important to read the guidelines to understand whether you qualify or not. A number of organizations have received applications from artists who were not a match for their mission.

IRS and Coronavirus Tax Relief
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

Medical Bills
https://www.artistsfellowship.org
http://www.artistscharitablefund.org/index.html

https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Rauschenberg-Emergency-Grants

Resource Links for Artists with Helpful Summaries of What is Offered
https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/13/list-of-arts-resources-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

General Tips for Applying for Grants
https://thecreativeindependent.com/guides/how-to-apply-for-grants/

For American Artists and Arts Organizations
https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center#impact

Craft Artists – relief fund for craft-based artists who are suffering health consequences from virus ($3,000 grant). Glass, wood, metal, fiber, ceramic, etc https://cerfplus.org

Emergency Grants and Links to Additional Grants for Artists
https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the Cares Act https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/2/9/29fc1ae7-879a-4de0-97d5-ab0a0cb558c8/1BC9E5AB74965E686FC6EBC019EC358F.the-small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final-.pdf

Unemployment
In the USA, check in with your state unemployment. The amount of support varies from state to state. You can begin your research here: https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/uifactsheet.asp

Unemployment Highlights – includes updated information regarding eligibility and information about the $600 increase in weekly unemployment payments through July 31, 2020. Please note if you receive assistance you will need to recertify each week: https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/unemployment-benefits-finder-help.aspx

While the first version of the Paycheck Protection Program was depleted a new round of funding is imminent and is awaiting the president’s signature. To apply for this loan, that under some circumstances may be partially forgiven, you will need to contact your commercial bank.

Support a Cause that Helps Others During this Time

You can help others by inspiring them, and recognizing their contribution by sharing your talent and vision. We have all seen media, images, songs, and various other artistic pieces in support of people who are on the front lines taking risks on our behalf. You can give back and support with your work. Kodexio created artists for healthworkers.com to give you a platform to share your work and to recognize your contribution. Submissions are still open. You can submit HERE and you can see current submission HERE