Resources for Artists

In addition to 516 ARTS’ Fulcrum Fund Emergency Relief Grants for local artists affected by COVID-19, the following is an evolving list of resources open to artists and creatives in New Mexico and the US. Check back for updates.

NEW MEXICO AND LOCAL GRANTS:

CULTURE CONNECTS COALITION GRANTS

    Any artist who resides in Santa Fe County.

  • Each grant is between $500-1000
  • Applications will open Monday, April 6 and are anticipated to close May 17. Applications may close sooner depending on how many applications are received.
  • These are grants, but accepted artists must submit a W9 to receive funds.

More info here.


US NATIONAL GRANTS:

ARTIST RELIEF GRANTS

  • To be eligible for a relief grant, applicants must be:

  • Practicing artists able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, careers, and a public audience;
  • Experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • 21 years of age or older;
  • Able to receive taxable income in the U.S. (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN);
  • Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years;
  • Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;
  • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.

More info here.

THE ARTS AND CULTURE LEADERS OF COLOR EMERGENCY FUND

The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). If you fit this description and you are in need of short-term, immediate financial assistance – we would like to help. Please answer the questions below, and we will contact you if needed. We will disburse funds in the amount of US $200 per person, on a first-come-first-served basis.

More info here.

FORMAT - THE PHOTOGRAPHER FUND

Self-employed photographers who are facing financial hardships are invited to apply.

More info here.

RAUSCHENBERG EMERGENCY GRANTS

  • The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies.
  • Open to artists who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories.
  • Applicants must demonstrate current and ongoing activity in artistic discipline/s.
  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in any degree-seeking program.

More info here.

FCA COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Relief will be provided to artists who can demonstrate that they have had an engagement canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently, this fund cannot support performers, ensemble members, or designers who were working on a project that was canceled; we recognize the vital contributions that performers, artist assistants, designers, and others make to the field and have listed other resources that offer more targeted support to those artists below.
  • Applicants must be living in the United States or U.S. territories and have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other)

More info here.

THE ADOLPH & ESTHER GOTTLIEB EMERGENCY GRANT

For painters, printmakers, and sculptors who have been creating mature art for at least 10 years, and have recently undergone an unforeseen catastrophic event such as a fire, flood, or medical emergency. There are no deadlines for this program.

To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award.

More info here