Current COVID-19 Emergency Funds and Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations
New Public Art COVID-19 Relief
The Visual Chronicle of Portland
A collection of works on paper that portray artists’ perceptions of what makes the city of Portland, Oregon unique. The budget for new acquisitions is $15,000. To serve as many artists as possible, individual pieces must be priced no more than $1,000.
Consistent with RACC’s equity framework, the selection panel will prioritize submissions from artists not well represented in the Chronicle, including Black and Indigenous artists, and artists of color.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST.
VIRTUAL INFO SESSION:
Thursday, May 14 (via zoom)
From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Sign up here.
Contact Keith Lachowicz email@example.com
This is intended to strengthen artists towards the production of new work over a period of three to six months. The overall budget for this initiative is $70,000. Selected artists will receive between $3,000 and $5,000.
Recognizing the disparities of the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color, the panel will prioritize submissions from Black artists, Indigenous artists, and artists of color.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST.
VIRTUAL INFO SESSION MATERIALS:
If you were unable to attend the May 12 Zoom session, a pdf and video recording are now available.
Contact Morgan Ritter firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program
Emergency Fund for Artists and Creative Workers
The Emergency Fund for Artists and Creative Workers supports creative professionals who have experienced a financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is open to artists at all levels of their careers, in a broad variety of disciplines. RACC will make awards up to $500 in order to support as many individual artists as possible, prioritizing those without access to other COVID-19 relief funds.
*Applications are currently closed for the Emergency Fund for Artists and Creative Workers. As new funds are donated and identified, RACC will award additional funds directly to creative professionals in need.
Donations to this fund will be distributed directly to creative professionals in need.
Donate to the RACC Emergency Fund for Artists and Creative Workers
About the Arts Impact Fund
The Regional Arts & Culture Council is modifying the Arts Impact Fund to address the urgent needs of artists whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19. Effective March 20, 2020 new donations to the Arts Impact Fund will be used for COVID-19 relief for individual artists and creative professionals.