The Foundation for Contemporary Arts is accepting applications for its Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund to provide a one-time relief grants to offset unplanned losses incurred by artists who were anticipating income from ticket sales, artist fees, or other earnings related to a scheduled performance or exhibition unexpectedly canceled or indefinitely postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.
In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.
- One-time, $2,000 relief grants.
- FCA will continue to focus its support on artists making work of a contemporary, experimental nature.
- Relief will be provided to artists who can demonstrate that they have lost income from a performance or exhibition opportunity that has been 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 is focused on providing support to choreographers, composers, playwrights, directors, visual artists, and poets, and cannot support dancers, actors, ensemble members, or designers who were working on a canceled or postponed project of work that is not their own; they recognize the vital contributions that performers, artist assistants, designers, and others make to the field. You can find other resources that include support to those artists.
- They recognize that many artists are experiencing significant losses associated with lost commercial sales, but their panelists have been prioritizing applicants who demonstrate loss of income related to non-commercial presenting opportunities.
- Applicants must be living in the United States or U.S. territories and the IRS requires a W9 and a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other) for FCA to be able to make grants to artists.
- Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
- For the purpose of providing COVID-19 relief, they are temporarily suspending the three year waiting period between grants. If you have received a grant from the Foundation in the past three years you may apply for COVID-19 relief.
For more information, visit https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants-covid-19-fund/guidelines/