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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Legal aid offered to artists and cultural organisations with associations to New York

Type of Assistance

Legal Assistance

Website Link

https://vlany.org/

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Screen Actors Guild Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF)

Labour union for the arts, providing members with various support in pensions alongside career help.

Type of Assistance

Legal Assistance- 30 Minute free consolation for members

Website Link

http://www.sagaftra.org/

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Max’s Kansas City
Foundation provides emergency funding & resources to professionals in the creative arts.

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding- Legal aid

Website Link

https://maxskansascity.org/

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Screen Actors Guild Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF)

Labour union for the arts, providing members with various support in pensions along side career help.

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding- Disaster Relief Fund

Eligibility

Members

Website Link

http://www.sagaftra.org/

Contact Information

info@sagaftra.org

Application Details

https://actorsfund.jotform.com/200766730518860

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Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund

Jazz Foundation of America. Helping keep the jazz music alive in America, supporting there artists.

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding- Housing and Emergency fund alongside a Disaster relief for members

Eligibility

Jazz Artists

Website Link

http://jazzfoundation.org/

Contact Information

info@jazzfoundation.org

Application Details

https://jazzfoundation.org/contact/

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Authors League Fund

Various funding for professional authors and writers who need financial assistance. Have to live in

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding

Eligibility

Professional American Writers

Website Link

https://authorsleaguefund.org/apply/

Contact Information

staff@authorsleaguefund.org

Application Details

https://authorsleaguefund.org/apply/

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Dramatists Guild Foundation

Writing Foundation supporting professional American writers through various education, funding and grants

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding

Eligibility

Professional American Writers

Website Link

https://dgf.org/programs/grants/grants-for-writers/?fbclid=IwAR0BW1rjchfgjIVhbWZ-Mjiq9Y-RE9GpFKxNJpwuD952d31f2qERb2_ZAJ0

Contact Information

info@dgf.org

Application Details

applications@dgf.org

Additional Information

Additional Covid- 19 Grant introduced alongside Freelance Artists Resource- https://www.freelanceartistresource.com/

Writers’ Trust of Canada: Woodcock Fund

Amplifying the voices of Canadian writers and providing support alongside awards and fellowships

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding- $2,000-$10,000

Eligibility

Professional Canadian Writers

Website Link

https://www.writerstrust.com/

Contact Information

info@writerstrust.com

Application Details

https://www.writerstrust.com/programs/woodcock-fund-grant/guidelines

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Promoting the works of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Type of Assistance

Emergency Medical Funding- Specifically supporting members

Eligibility

Professional Science Fiction Writers

Website Link

https://www.sfwa.org/

Contact Information

https://www.sfwa.org/feedback/

Application Details

https://www.sfwa.org/about/benevolent-funds/emergency-medical-fund/

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Artists Fellowship

Charitable foundation that assist professional visual artists when in an emergency

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding

Eligibility

Professional Visual Artists

Website Link

https://www.artistsfellowship.org

Contact Information

Application Details

https://www.artistsfellowship.org/finacial-aid

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Adolph and Esther Gottlieb

Artistic Foundation supporting visual artists through grants and Emergency assistance

Type of Assistance

Individual Support Grants - $25,000 to 12 artists

Eligibility

Visual Artists- Painters, sculptors and Print making. Above 20 years old

Website Link

https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/

Contact Information

Application Details

https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/individual-support-grant-1

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Adolph and Esther Gottlieb

Artistic Foundation supporting visual artists through grants and Emergency assistance

Type of Assistance

Emergency Assistance - $5,000-$15,000

Eligibility

Visual Artists- Painters, sculptors and Print making. Minimum involement in ones profession for 10 years

Website Link

https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/

Contact Information

Application Details

http://gottliebfoundation.org/grants/emergency-grant/

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Max’s Kansas City
Foundation provides emergency funding & resources to professionals in the creative arts.

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding- 'Relief and Support': Grants for self-employed artists

Eligibility

New York self-employed based Artists

Website Link

https://maxskansascity.org/

Contact Information

Application Details

https://maxskansascity.org/emergency-grants/

http://maxskansascity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Emergency-Grants-Application.pdf

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Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation
Local based community funding for Louisville artists

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding

Eligibility

Louisville Community

Website Link

http://www.louisvillelivemusic.com/

Contact Information

Application Details

https://www.louisvillelivemusic.com/index.php/need-help#

Additional Information

Additional Covid- 19 Grant introduced

Pen American Centre Writers Emergency Fund
Funding organisation for American authors.

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding

Eligibility

Louisville Community

Website Link

http://www.pen.org

Contact Information

Application Details

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Tamarack Foundation for the Arts
Artistic Network providing information for artists in an emergency or to support their work

Type of Assistance

Resource library complying the years emergency funding opportunities

Eligibility

American Artists

Website Link

https://tamarackfoundation.org/resources-library/

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/complete-guide-to-2020-artist-grants-opportunities

Contact Information

Application Details

http://tamarackfoundation.org/fund-your-ideas/emergency-relief-funds/

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American Society of Journalists and Authors
Membership based society that networks to assist the career and professional development of its authors

Type of Assistance

Writers Emergency Assistance Fund

Eligibility

Freelance American authors who have a record published work

Website Link

http://asja.org/For-Writers/WEAF

Contact Information

Application Details

https://asja.org/For-Writers/WEAF

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Carnegie Fund for Authors
Funding organisation for American authors

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding and grants

Eligibility

Published American Authors

Website Link

https://www.carnegiefundforauthors.org/

Contact Information

Application Details

https://www.carnegiefundforauthors.org/grant-eligibility

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Shade Literary Arts: Queer Writers of Colour Relief Fund
Literary organisation for those from a racial minority and identify as Queer

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding- Directly linked to the Covid 19

Eligibility

Applicable for literacy students, performers, teachers who are of a racial minority and identify as Queer

Website Link

https://www.theshadejournal.com/

Contact Information

Application Details

https://www.theshadejournal.com/support

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The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation
Organisation supporting artists through cash prizes to continue their work

Type of Assistance

Artistic Prizes- $1,500

Eligibility

Artist working and living in the United States- New fine craft or visual art projects only

Website Link

http://chenvenfoundation.org/

Contact Information

Application Details

http://chenvenfoundation.org/how-to-apply/

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The Haven Foundation
Foundation supporting writers with health conditions meaning loss of income

Type of Assistance

Emergency Funding- $10,000

Eligibility

American Residents

Website Link

http://www.thehavenfdn.org/

 

Contact Information

Application Details

http://www.thehavenfdn.org/application/

 

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The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc

Artistic residency for painting artists provided by the foundation. Wide variety of support from

Type of Assistance

Residencies

Website Link

http://www.goldenfoundation.org/

Contact Information

Application Details
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International Artists and Curators can additionally apply
Ox-Bow- Michigan

Art Foundation providing a variety of residency at their base in Michigan from long term to summer and fall placements

Type of Assistance

Residencies

Website Link

http://www.ox-bow.org/

Contact Information

Application Details
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International Artists and Curators can additionally apply
Archie Bray Foundation

Variety of residencies for long to short term artists of ceramics

Type of Assistance

Residencies

Website Link

http://archiebray.org/

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Residency Unlimited

Non-profit art organisation based in Brooklyn using providing artistic space with customised support

Type of Assistance

Residencies

Website Link

http://residencyunlimited.org/

Contact Information

Application Details
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International Artists and Curators can additionally apply
School of Service

Non Profit artistic network based in Columbia Missouri proving residencies, housing and art spaces

Type of Assistance

Residencies

Website Link

https://www.schoolofservice.org/overview.html

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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Legal representation offered to artists and cultural organisations with associations to New York

Type of Assistance

Educational Programme alongside Legal aid

Website Link

https://vlany.org/

Contact Information

Application Details
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Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund

Jazz Foundation of America. Helping keep the jazz music alive in America, supporting there artists.

Type of Assistance

Employment and performance opportunities for Jazz Musicians

Website Link

http://jazzfoundation.org/

Contact Information

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Tamarack Foundation for the Arts

Artistic Network providing information for artists in an emergency or to support their work

Type of Assistance

Valuable resource library: educational programmes, legal guidance, creative networks, toolkits and residency information

Website Link

https://tamarackfoundation.org/resources-library/

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James Jones Literacy Society

Fellowship sponsored by Wilkes University with cash prizes for American authors

Type of Assistance

Fellowship- $10,000 and $1,000 Prize money

Website Link

https://wilkes.edu/academics/graduate-programs/masters-programs/creative-writing-ma-mfa/james-jones-fellowship-contest.aspx

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Kentucky Arts Council

Community based artistic network, providing various grants and scholarships for the artistic residents

Type of Assistance

Artistic Support

Website Link

http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KAC/Applications.htm

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Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting

Motion of Acadamy Awards Scholarship to nurture Screenwriting talent

Type of Assistance

Scholarships

Website Link

http://www.oscars.org/awards/nicholl/index.html

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Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Grants

Writing Foundation supporting professional American writers through various education, funding and grants

Type of Assistance

Educational Programmes and Free Spaces

Website Link

https://dgf.org/programs/grants/grants-for-writers/?fbclid=IwAR0BW1rjchfgjIVhbWZ-Mjiq9Y-RE9GpFKxNJpwuD952d31f2qERb2_ZAJ0

Contact Information

Application Details
Additional Information
Additional Covid- 19 Grant introduced
Writers’ Trust of Canada: Woodcock Fund

Amplifying the voices of Canadian writers and providing support alongside awards and fellowships

Type of Assistance

Writing awards

Website Link

https://www.writerstrust.com/

Contact Information

Application Details
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