Covid-19: Resources for the Creative & Nonprofit Community

For the full slate of COVID-19 Resources, see here.

Visual Artists

Here is an ongoing, and quite extensive, compilation of resources for artists in this time, including resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

Max’s Kansas City Project provides emergency funding and resources to professionals in the creative arts who live in New York state. Individuals who have made their living through their art form, either professionally or personally, and demonstrate a financial need for medical aid, legal aid, or housing. The maximum grant is $1,000. Details here.


Musicians and industry professionals are eligible for MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its economic impact. From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community behind it all. Details here.

Billboard is also maintaining a state-by-state resource guide of help for music professionals here.

New Music USA has launched the New Music Solidarity Fund to help freelance performers with urgent financial needs following cancellations of their work in this initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The New Music Solidarity Fund will distribute at least two hundred and sixty, $500 emergency assistance grants. Any musician who has had a project involving a living composer canceled because of the pandemic is invited to apply. The New Music Solidarity Fund opens to applicants at 12 p.m. Eastern time on March 31, and will run until April 30. Details here.


Dance/NYC invites metropolitan New York City area freelance dance workers and dance making organizations to submit applications for awards through the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund. Details here.

General–NYC Artists

Trickle Up is an artists helping artists network. If they can get 10,000 subscribers at $10 a month, then every month we can give $10,000 to 10 different artists affected by the Covid-19 cancellations. Subscription gets you lots of great creative content from some of NYC's best. Details here.

Nonprofit Finance Fund

The NFF is offering emergency no-interest loans to human service and arts organizations. Find out more here.

New York Foundation for the Arts

NYFA has partnered with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to provide one-time medical needs grants of up to $5,000.

Nonprofit Institutions, Including Cultural Institutions

The New York Community Trust has created a NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus. It will give grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs that are hitting the city. Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential healthcare and food insecurity as well as arts and culture, because New York is the cultural capital of the nation. Details here.


New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the Pro Bono Steering Committee of New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL) are collaborating to offer a series of free online workshops to support creative communities. See the schedule here.