GAS Emergency Relief Funds

GAS members experiencing the negative effects of a natural disaster, international pandemic, or other hardship may be eligible for a GAS emergency assistance grant when funds are available.

COVID-19 Resources

We have compiled a variety of resources for artists and the arts during emergencies – from webinars and grants to remote teaching aids, mental health activities, and more.

CERF+ Grants

CERF+ emergency relief grants focus on materials-based craft and folk/traditional artists that incurred significant medical expenses related to treatment and recovery from COVID-19 AND/OR experienced a recent, career-threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster. Funds for GAS members are available to help you through CERF+.

Artist Emergency Grants & Relief Funds

The following grants/funds/etc. apply to visual artists and are arranged based on location eligibility. Use the column headers CITY, STATE/REGION, COUNTRY, or GRANT/FUND to sort the list. 

FOR GRANT/FUND CITY STATE/REGION COUNTRY
INDIVIDUALS NYFA’s Rauschenberg Emergency Grants USA
INDIVIDUALS CERF+ (Emergency Relief Grants to Those Infected with COVID-19) USA
INDIVIDUALS Boston Artist Relief Fund BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS USA
INDIVIDUALS Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grants USA
INDIVIDUALS Personal Emergency Relief Fund MINNESOTA USA
INDIVIDUALS The Artists Fellowship (Emergency Aid) USA
INDIVIDUALS Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant ALL
INDIVIDUALS Joan Mitchell Emergency Grants for 2020 USA
INDIVIDUALS The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant ALL
INDIVIDUALS Ireland Artist Emergency Relief Fund IRELAND
INDIVIDUALS Seattle Artist Relief Fund SEATTLE WASHINGTON USA
BOTH Mayer Foundation NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK USA
INDIVIDUALS Max’s Kansas City Project NEW YORK USA
INDIVIDUALS Artists’ Benevolence Fund LAGUNA BEACH CALIFORNIA USA
INDIVIDUALS Tamarack Emergency Relief Program BECKLEY WEST VIRGINA USA
INDIVIDUALS NC Artist Relief Fund NORTH CAROLINA USA
INDIVIDUALS Durham Artist Relief Fund DURHAM NORTH CAROLINA USA
INDIVIDUALS Emergency Fund for Artists PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA USA
INDIVIDUALS Chicago Artist Relief Fund CHICAGO ILLINOIS USA
INDIVIDUALS Greater Cincinnati Artist Relief Fund CINCINNATI OHIO USA
INDIVIDUALS Dallas Artist Relief Fund DALLAS TEXAS USA
INDIVIDUALS Denver Metro Area Artist Relief Fund DENVER COLORADO USA
INDIVIDUALS Fort Worth Creative Industry Relief Fund FORT WORTH TEXAS USA
INDIVIDUALS Hawaii Artists & Entertainment Professional Fund HAWAII USA
INDIVIDUALS PGH Artist Emergency Fund PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA USA
INDIVIDUALS Nashville Artist Support Fund NASHVILLE TENNESSEE USA
INDIVIDUALS AmplifyARTS Micro Grants OMAHA NEBRASKA USA
INDIVIDUALS Community Emergency Relief Fund MINNESOTA USA
INDIVIDUALS Canadian Low-Income Artist/Musician Relief Fund CANADA
INDIVIDUALS Artist Relief Tree ALL
INDIVIDUALS The Creator Fund USA
INDIVIDUALS Spokane Artists & Creatives Emergency Fund SPOKANE WASHINGTON USA
INDIVIDUALS GAS Emergency Assistance Grant ALL
INDIVIDUALS COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund WASHINGTON USA
INDIVIDUALS Washoe County Artist Relief Fund – COVID-19 WASHOE COUNTY NEVADA USA
INDIVIDUALS Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund USA
INDIVIDUALS Austin Creative Alliance's Artists Emergency Relief Fund AUSTIN TEXAS USA
INDIVIDUALS IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund DENVER COLORADO USA
BOTH Cambridge Artist Relief Fund CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS USA
INDIVIDUALS Artly World Nonprofit Artist Relief Project ALL
BOTH Orange County Arts Relief Fund ORANGE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA USA
INDIVIDUALS COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants for Artists COLUMBUS OHIO USA
INDIVIDUALS Crosshatch Artist Emergency Fund MICHIGAN USA
ORGANIZATIONS NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK USA
INDIVIDUALS Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA USA
INDIVIDUALS Portland Artist Relief Fund PORTLAND MAINE USA
BOTH SF Arts & Artists Relief Fund SAN FRANCISO CALIFORNIA USA
INDIVIDUALS Artist Emergency Relief Fund GREENSBORO NORTH CAROLINA USA
ORGANIZATIONS SFF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund SAN FRANCISO CALIFORNIA USA
BOTH TWENTY SUMMERS Emergency Arts Fund USA
INDIVIDUALS Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Relief Grant USA
BOTH 4Culture Cultural Relief Fund SEATTLE WASHINGTON USA
INDIVIDUALS SOZE Artist + Activist Relief Fund USA
ORGANIZATIONS Arts Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund FARGO NORTH DAKOTA USA
INDIVIDUALS South West Creatives - Corona Virus Impact Fund SOUTH WEST UK
INDIVIDUALS Oolite Arts Relief Fund MIAMI FLORIDA USA
INDIVIDUALS Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists Grant BOULDER COLORADO USA
INDIVIDUALS MKE Artist Relief Fund MILWAUKEE WISCONSON USA
INDIVIDUALS Erie Arts & Culture Emergency Financial Assistance Fund ERIE PENNSYLVANIA USA
INDIVIDUALS Santa Fe Artists Medical Dund SANTA FE NEW MEXICO USA
INDIVIDUALS Charlottesville Emergency Relief Fund for Artists CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA USA
BOTH Small Grant: COVID-19 Emergency ARROWHEAD REGION MINNESOTA USA
INDIVIDUALS Freelancers Relief Fund USA
INDIVIDUALS Artist Relief USA
ORGANIZATIONS Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants WASHINGTON USA
INDIVIDUALS GAS Emergency Assistance Grant: Northern California NORTHERN CALI CALIFORNIA USA
INDIVIDUALS GAS Emergency Assistance Grant: New York NEW YORK USA
INDIVIDUALS Artist Career Opportunity Grants USA

Have something to add to this resource? Please email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Emergency Relief.”