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Relief and Resources for Artists

Artist Camille Utterback in residency at Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area, Emeryville, California, 2017.

Artist Camille Utterback in residency at Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area, 2017.

 

May 6, 2020

 

During these times of adversity, it's good to keep reminding one another that we're all in this together. To that end, we've curated a few resource-hubs to share. The following list isn't exhaustive by any means, but we hope it can offer a springboard into encouragement, practical guidance, and/or financial assistance and relief for artists in the glass community.

  • WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) is a regional nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West. They've put together an impressive list of resources for artists.
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  • The National Endowment for the Humanities: an independent federal agency and one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.
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  • The National Endowment for the Arts: another independent federal agency that offers some of the best resources for artists seeking grants.
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  • Artist Relief is an organization offering $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.
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  • The Artist Relief Project provides COVID emergency relief to artists, musicians, and performers impacted by event cancellations and venue closures through short-term relief and long-term assistance.
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  • National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response is a voluntary task force of national, regional, state and local arts organizations, public agencies, and foundations that helps ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.
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  • Grantmakers in the Arts is the only national association of both public and private arts and culture funders in the US. They have compiled a set of resources to educate and support artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Americans for the Arts is one of the largest arts organizations in the United States. They've put together their own list of resources for helping artists weather the pandemic.
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  • Kickstarter is an influential crowd-funding platform that has assembled a helpful list of resources for artists.