Emergency Grant for Independent Artists

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Emergency Grant for Independent Artists


The purpose of the Emergency Grant is to support the needs of independent artists as they adjust to income losses as a result of an emergency.

FUNDING AMOUNT: Up to $2,000


SUPPORT PERIOD: For identified losses sustained between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.


Applicants must:

  • ​be independent artists, defined as artists who earn income from artistic activities and are not directly affiliated with an arts organization or program that provides any form of compensation.

See Grant Guidelines for full eligibility requirements.

Application Process

Applications for Emergency Grants are approved by the MSAC Staff for grant amounts of $2,000 or less. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and will be reviewed monthly. Funding will be recommended in connection to rubric score and monthly funding allocation for the Emergency Grant Program.

Visit https://msac.org/programs/special-requests/emergency-grant-independent-artists for more information.


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