Deadline: 31 May 2020
ArtsWA is pleased to provide rapid-response funding to non-profit and fiscally sponsored arts groups and organizations that are facing financial hardship due to economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizations and fiscally sponsored arts groups facing significant financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hardship includes, but are not limited to:
- temporary or permanent closure
- loss of, or difficulty preserving, paid staff
- loss of venue or workspace
- significant loss of revenue
Organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic serving and led by members of communities traditionally under-resourced in the arts
- These groups include people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people who live in rural areas, people with disabilities, people who identify as immigrants or refugees, and people whose first (or only) language is not English. (This is not an exhaustive list)
- Grants of up to $5,000 may be requested for general operating support.
- No funding match is required.
- Nonprofit arts organizations, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with current federal tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including those affiliated with tribal organizations and
- Fiscally sponsored groups and organizations that track in-kind and paid administrative expenses in their operating budgets and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fiscally sponsored applicants must be sponsored by nonprofit organizations that have arts, culture and/or heritage in their mission statement.
- Individuals (contact Artist Trust for information on their relief grants)
- Organizations that receive direct funding from NEA’s CARES grant program
- For-profit organizations
- Fiscally sponsored groups that have not tracked in-kind administrative expenses/staff hours in their operating budgets
- Organizations solely focused on the humanities (contact Humanities Washington for information on their relief grants)
- Political or advocacy organizations
- Government agencies, universities, colleges, academic departments, or entities with significant public funding.
For more information, visit https://www.arts.wa.gov/cares-act-relief-grants/