All the arts, but live performance in particular, have taken a tremendous hit due to efforts to combat COVID-19. We’ve scoured the web for resources to help Central Florida artists and live venues stay afloat right now.
Actors Fund Emergency Assistance
The Actors Fund has partnered with other entertainment industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to union and non-union workers in entertainment and the performing arts with immediate financial needs due to COVID-19.
Americans for the Arts Artist Relief Fund
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.
The Artist Relief Project will support artists who have been directly impacted by event cancellations and venue closures due to COVID19 through short-term emergency stipends.
Behind the Scenes Grants are available to anyone working in the entertainment technology industry who has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and is in financial need.
The Creator Fund will provide financial assistance for basic living expenses to active creators who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund
Equal Sound created the Corona Relief Fund to provide direct $500 per gig grants to musicians in the U.S. who have lost work as a result of COVID-19 related event cancellations.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
The Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund will disburse $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 virus.
The Freelancers Union’s Freelancers Relief Fund offers financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelancer household to cover income loss due to COVID-19.
Kinkade Family Foundation Emergency Grant for Curators
The Emergency Grant for Curators will provide one one-time grant of up to $5,000 to curators who are developing projects that promote artwork of contemporary and experimental nature for unexpected emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kinkade Family Foundation: Emergency Grants for Humanitarian Nonprofit Organizations
The Kinkade Family Foundation will provide one-time grants of up to $2,500 to humanitarian nonprofit organizations that are supporting women, children, families or art initiatives for unexpected emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Motion Picture & Television Fund COVID-19 Relief
The MPTF established its COVID-19 Relief Fund to help workers in the entertainment industry who are suffering COVID-19 related hardships.
MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund supports music industry professionals who have lost work due to venue closures, festival and event cancellations, and travel restrictions with grants up to $1000.
PEN America Writer’s Emergency Fund
The Writers’ Emergency Fund supports the literary community with grants of $500 to $1,000 to meet acute financial needs resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Grant
The Pioneers Assistance Fund has created a one-time COVID-19 Emergency Grant, for individuals who work in theatrical exhibition and film.
Carlos Carbonell, CEO, Echo Interaction Group
Rob Henlon, Fierce Entertainment
Michelle Widmer, Founder & Director of Events, The Empress Table
Rodney E. Luke, President, Luke Brothers Custom Homes