We know many artists, arts professionals, arts and culture organizations are in difficult situations now and facing uncertain futures in the coming months. Southwest Contemporary has compiled this list of resources that may be useful to our community members at this time.
This list has been updated as of May 20.
Santa Fe Artist Relief Fund – Cycles Added
The City of Santa Fe Culture Connects Coalition has partnered with Lannan Foundation to form the Artist Relief Fund to help those artists most dramatically affected by COVID-19 by distributing grants of $500. Applications for the first and second rounds are closed, but Round 3 of applications is expected to open on June 1, with additional rounds continuing through summer. Learn more and apply here.
The fund is also seeking donations. Members of the community have already contributed over $50,000 out of a goal of $100,000 goal. Donate here.
Santa Fe Artists’ Medical Fund – Ongoing
Founded by artists for artists, this local organization provides financial support to professional artists living and working in Santa Fe County that have medical needs but cannot afford treatment or prescriptions. Learn more and apply through their website here.
516 Arts Museum from Home Project
516 Arts in Albuquerque is asking artists in all media and disciplines to submit one item of original work (could include visual art, writing, interviews, videos of performing arts work, pictures of your studio/workspace, works in progress, tips for staying sane, recipes for self-care, your reading list, or thoughts on how you can leverage social distancing to impact your practice, etc.) to be featured on social media, blog, and website for the duration of 516’s closure. Learn more and submit.
NM Art From Anywhere — Call for Videos – Ongoing
Southwest Contemporary are seeking submissions of video walk-throughs of exhibitions at galleries, nonprofits, and artist-run spaces from across New Mexico. Videos will be hosted for free on our website and YouTube channel, and shared in our newsletters and social media as part of our “NM Art From Anywhere” series. Learn more and submit.
Buy Today for Tomorrow – Ongoing
Buy a gift card from a New Mexico business to help local small businesses stay afloat! Shop local here.
If you own a small business and would like to be included, register here.
Artist Relief – Cycles Added
A coalition of national arts grantmakers, consisting of Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists, announces the launch of Artist Relief, which will provide rapid, unrestricted $5,000 relief grants to assist artists facing dire financial emergencies due to the impact of COVID-19, and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward.
The Artist Relief grant applications continue with three more rounds:
Cycle III: May 21 – June 17
Cycle IV: June 18 – July 22
Cycle V: July 23 – August 19
Creative Capital Workshops – Ongoing
Creative Capital launched a series of free online workshops, Coping with COVID, designed to help artists mitigate the effects of the pandemic and economic situation. Topics include Livestreaming for Artists, Financial Implications for Creative Individuals, Time Management During Challenging Times, and Centering Wellness and Self-Care for Creatives. Watch the replays.
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grants – Ongoing
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.
This program has no deadlines. To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking. Learn more.
Creative Capital List of Arts Resources – Ongoing
Creative Capital has compiled a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines including visual arts, writers, dancers, actors, curators, and arts professionals. View the list here.
New York Foundation for the Arts List of Emergency Grants – Ongoing
NYFA has a list of COVID-19 related grant funds and emergency relief resources for artists and arts workers. View the list here.
Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Resource and Response Center
Americans for the Arts is gathering data and impact stories through a national survey. The survey will capture a broad spectrum of data and stories that will demonstrate how arts and culture workers triumphed and survived this crisis as well as the effect of the outbreak on operations through canceled events, lost wages, and additional expenses. Take the survey here.
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