Your Source For The Arts In Atlanta

Updated: ArtsATL’s COVID-19 resource page for information, grants and funding sources

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Local grant and funding resources

 Atlanta Artist Relief FundAtlanta Artist Relief Fund

Services include access to subsidized or free mental-health care, connection to affordable health care, assistance navigating insurance options, help with state benefits (unemployment, SNAP, etc.), help finding long-term access to healthy food and referrals to rent, utility and bill-pay assistance. 

City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

For a resources guide and information on grants and other funding opportunities.

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s “A Place to Perform” Grant

Provides emergency grants to nonprofit arts organizations that had to cancel performances because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund

Focuses on 100-plus small and midsized arts organizations with operating budgets of less than $2 million. It provides strategic funds to support and strengthen these arts organizations so they can attract, serve and build audiences across the Atlanta region.  

Georgia Council for the ArtsGeorgia Council for the Arts 

For useful links to grants and emergency funding resources for nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists. 

United Way of Greater Atlanta and Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

To support those most vulnerable to the economic and health-related effects of the pandemic. 


Local COVID-19 information and resource databases

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Georgia’s Entertainment Industry

The state’s resource for arts and nonprofit organizations, actors, musicians and other performing professionals.

Georgia Center for Nonprofits 

For a page that house sall important resources and information for the duration of the outbreak, including updates on assistance programs.

MINT Atlanta’s List of Emergency Resources for Artists

A comprehensive list of emergency resources for artists, including food assistance, financial assistance, business resources, mental-health resources and more.

South Arts

Will help distribute federal CARES Act funds given to the arts through the National Endowment for the Arts. It, too, has a resource page for artists and arts organizations.

True Colors Theatre Company List of COVID-19 Resources

Information for community members affected by economic struggles and global uncertainty.


National grants and funding resources

Artist Relief Fund

The fund, made of several national arts funders and launched with a $5 million gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, distributes $5,000 grants to artists struggling financially from the pandemic. 

Micro-grants for artists

Jovan Johnson, a California-based search-engine optimization manager and author, is offering two grants for artists. One is a marketing grant to help grow organic traffic from search engines through a free SEO analysis and recommendations. The second is a micro-grant for artists, a $100 monthly grant. A different artist will be selected each month beginning February 28, 2021.

Jazz Foundation of America’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund

Musicians who’ve made a living playing blues, jazz and roots can contact this fund at any time or visit in person for help in solving emergencies. 

National Endowment for the Arts logo.Musicians Foundation funding information

Gives grants for medical and allied living expenses in emergencies, and pays these debts on behalf of the musicians they help. 

National Endowment for the Arts

The NEA is awarding funds to nonprofit arts organizations across the country to help these entities and their employees endure the economic hardships caused by COVID-19 shutdowns. 

Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 Musicians Fund

Funds available to musicians and music-industry workers for medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses and those affected because of sickness or loss of work. 


National COVID-19 information and resource databases

Americans for the Arts’ COVID-19 Resources and Response Center

Up-to-date news and resources for the arts and culture field.

Creative Capital’s COVID-19 Arts Resource Center

A list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists and arts professionals. Resources for Music Creators & Professionals Affected by COVID-19: South Region

The Recording Academy’s Atlanta, Florida, Memphis and Nashville chapters share resources for music professionals. 

Kickstarter’s List of COVID-19 Resources for Artists

Emergency grants, freelance resources, legal aid and more.

SAG-AFTRA’s COVID-19 Resource Center 

A list of critical resources for members of the Atlanta Local who live in Georgia and South Carolina.