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RACC’s COVID-19 Relief Resource Listings

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To support and serve our community, we are using this platform to share what financial relief, and other options, we know are available to impacted artists of all disciplines. As always, take care sharing any personal or confidential information.


A Note: This is a list only. To promote individual artist practices, fee for service work, a place to seek direct emergency funding, jobs and opportunities, or other notice, use our submission form. This list will be updated as information becomes available.


Funding from City of Portland #PDXCARES

RACC offers a new call for submissions from Black artists, Indigenous artists, and all artists of color.

CAPTURING THE MOMENT is a new call for artists and designers of all media to submit works created in this moment. ANY work that captures a creative response to the global pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement, racial justice protests, and/or the political environment of the moment. Submissions of all media will be considered – murals, paintings, photography, essays, poetry, performances, posters, stickers, t-shirt art, etc.

Read the full description here

Applications due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26.


Oregon artists may now apply to a new Artist Relief Program created by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with The Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be distributed until the program fund, totaling just over $1.25 million, is depleted.

The program supports professional artists from specific disciplines who have experienced or anticipate experiencing loss of revenue of $1,000 or more between March 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Artists from underserved communities, including (but not limited to) rural communities and communities of color, as well as artists with disabilities, are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10.


Fractured Atlas: Requesting Support in Difficult Times
Download these templates for some helpful language.

Mutual Aid Resources for BLACK LIVES MATTER.

Listing Document


Local/State Resources:

City of Portland: COVID-19 Household Assistance Program

Black Resilience Fund – apply and donate

Oregon Cares Fund for Black Resilience

Tualatin Valley Creates: Resources For The Arts Community During COVID-19

Gimme Shelter Emergency Fund: Performers Emergency Fund 

Portland-area COVID-19  Request Support & Offer Support forms

Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington

Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund 

Oregon Community Recovery Fund (for Oregon nonprofits)

Business Oregon COVID-19 Resources for Businesses 

Business in Oregon: Work Share

COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The Valentine Fund

Earl Blumenauer- Portland Resource List


National Resources:

Coronavirus Resources for Artists of Color 

The Lewis Prize for Music: COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Jazz Road Quick Assist Fund 

Artist Relief 

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource  

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Creative Capital

KQED: Freelancers and Creatives Resources 

Joan Mitchell Foundation 

Foundation for Contemporary Arts 

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants: Unexpected Medical Emergencies 

Disaster Loan Assistance through the Small Business Administration

ArtsReady: Online Emergency Preparedness Service 

Consumers Advocate

Common Field Network