Artist Relief Grant

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Artist Relief Grant



Artist Relief is resuming from March 8 to June 23 thanks to a generous lead gift from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation that was matched by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, DeWitt Stern, a division of Risk Strategies Company, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort, Imperfect Family Foundation, Kinkade Family Foundation, Carolee Schneemann Foundation, Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, and Teiger Foundation.

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. To be eligible, you must be able to answer ”Yes“ to the prompts listed below. Please note that the Artist Relief coalition partners will make final eligibility determinations as needed.

  • I am a practicing artist able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to my work, career, and a public audience;

  • I am experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic;

  • I am 18 years of age or older;

  • I can provide a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) after I’ve been notified of my selection;

  • I have been living and working in the U.S. for the last two years;

  • I am not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;

  • I have not previously been awarded a relief grant from this fund

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