There is so much information on available financial resources it is as overwhelming as it is confusing.
Acronyms no one has heard of, three different names for the same loan, intricate eligibility requirements, contradicting guidelines, …to name a few of the barriers to understanding what you can, and cannot, apply for.
The information represented here is not comprehensive (that is an impossible task in this climate of daily change) but it is updated frequently to the best of our ability and reflects the extent of our current knowledge of applicable resources for arts organizations and artists. ***some obvious funding resources are not listed here, like the Freelancers Relief Fund and Artist Relief Tree, because they are overwhelmed with applications and maxed out with available funding.
Where You Can Get Money
Multiple resources for both government and private loans and grants. This list is not comprehensive, many of the below organizations provide additional funding resources on their own websites.
Not sure which government program fits your needs? Really confused about the current financial situation? Need help deciphering eligibility and decoding complicated applications? These resources can help you.
Let your voice, and your woes, be heard. In order to campaign for recovery support from both public and private sources, accurate financial loss and canceled cultural event information is needed. Dancers never complain, but there is a time and place for everything. Besides, everybody has a time for a survey these days when we are all stuck at home with no rehearsals or classes.
Miami Dade County Cultural Community
A monthly survey collecting data on revenue losses, jobs affected, and increased expenditures due COVID-19. The county developed a tool to help calculate the necessary data for the survey.
Current survey data is being collected from April with a deadline of May 6.
Americans for the Arts survey (for both individuals and organizations)
The survey is collecting information on the financial and human impacts of the virus on arts and cultural organizations. The data will be organized by specific geographic regions, artistic disciplines, and budget categories providing a clear picture of WHO was impacted and HOW MUCH.