A List of 6 Emergency Grants for Bay Area Artists
In the midst of the pandemic, it is very heartwarming to know that there are organizations offering emergency funds and aid supporting Bay Area artists.
Most of these funds accept donations, We encourage everyone to help and support our Bay Area in need if you’re in a financial position to do so. We are all in this together, so let us lift each other up during these difficult times. Let’s all be a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day.
To help the community during this public health crisis, the Actors Fund has partnered with other entertainment industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those in immediate financial need. Click here to Apply and Donate.
Their Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical. Click here to Apply and Donate.
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. Click here to Apply and Donate.
The Fund exists to help professional writers continue their careers with dignity by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses. Repayment of this emergency support is not required.
A modest grant given as an immediate relief to stand-up comics who have lost gigs and income due to recent shutdowns. Small grants of up to $500 will be paid rapidly on a first-come, first-served basis to affected comedians. Click here to Apply and Donate.
Up to $2,000 grants for residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties who work in the arts. Application window closes June 5th.