The coronavirus pandemic has impacted creatives, institutions, and churches in so many ways. We at CIVA hope that these resources can provide some connection, inspiration, and hope during this time.
Stay Connected & Inspired
- Join the CIVA Connects Facebook Group & stay connected with fellow artists.
- Inspirational Playlists on Spotify
- Virtual Museum Tours from Google Arts & Culture
- CDC Prevention Guidelines
- National Alliance on Mental Health | NAMI : COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration : Taking Care of Your Mental and Behavioral Health
- Psychology Today’s Therapist Finder. Therapist profiles from around the world, including bio, practice info, and insurance options. Quickly search by zip code, sort by criteria including faith-based orientation. Many therapists also list if they offer tele-health options.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.8255
*The below organizations are not affiliated with CIVA. Eligibility and acceptance are at the discretion of each grant/fund provider.
- Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers,designed by Americans for the Arts,to better identify and address the needs of artists.
- Anonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) will distribute $250,000 in unrestricted grants to artists, up to $2,500 apiece.
- The Kinkade Family Foundation Emergency Grant provides funding for a curatorial project that sheds light on the world during this time of darkness. Priority will be given to curators who have a venue secured for their project and will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000.
- COVID-19 relief fund for small and midsize visual arts organizations in Los Angeles County establish by the Getty Trust. The Fellowship for the Visual Arts grant will also be used as an emergency support grant for individual visual artists.
- Arts Huntsville’s Individual Artist Emergency Relief Grants will provide individual artists – musicians, visual artists, writers, dancers, theatre artists, etc. – with grants of $250 to $500 to cover immediate expenses. Amounts will be disbursed weekly as funds remain available.
- COVID-19 Emergency Health Grant for Artists is designated for low-income professional artists of all disciplines who live in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside or Orange counties who identify as female, transgender, nonbinary or a person of color. Amount: up to $1,000
- CERF+ Emergency Assistance is available to established US artists working in a craft discipline.
- The Photographer Fund is a $25,000 fund for self-employed photographers impacted by COVID-19. Amount: up to $500
- 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).
- TACA Emergency Fund Grant is open to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Dallas County who have an annual operating budget of less than $5 million and provide performing/visual arts programming for a live, public audience as a core part of their mission.
- Artists Emergency Relief Fund to help artists in Greater Austin maintain their personal and financial stability in these uncertain times.
- Durham Artist Relief Fund is for artists, living in Durham, in need of support due to cancellations from the coronavirus outbreak.
- Andy Warhol Museum Emergency Relief Grant is offering $1.6 million in emergency grants to individual artists. Grants of $100,000 will be allocated to artists in 16 US cities that can be used to help cover basic expenses such as food, rent, medical costs and childcare.
- The Arts for Illinois Relief Fund provides financial relief to workers and organizations in the creative industries impacted by COVID-19.
- The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1,000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by (COVID-19).