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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.


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.



#PDXCARES Venues Funding

Funds for performing arts spaces, music venues, independent film theaters

City of Portland dedicated $2.5 million for performing art spaces with $500K specifically dedicated to nonprofits.

Details and how to apply here.

Small Business Assistance Grants – timelines and deadlines by city and county

Resources and information here: https://www.mesopdx.org/grants/

Opening Sept. 14 in Portland: https://prosperportland.us/[portfolio-items][portland-small-business-relief-fund

In Washington County: https://www.co.washington.or.us/CAO/business-recovery.cfm


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:

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