Your Source For The Arts In Atlanta

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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 assistance. 

C4 Atlanta’s Opportunities Board

Provides current information about grants, prizes, artist residencies and employment opportunities.

City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

Offers a resources guide and information on grants and other funding that are available.

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

The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund focuses on 100-plus small and mid-sized arts organizations with operating budgets of less than $2 million. It provides strategic funds to support and strengthen small and midsize arts organizations so that they may attract, serve and build audiences across the Atlanta region.  

Georgia Council for the ArtsGeorgia Council for the Arts 

The council will help distribute federal CARES Act funds given to the arts through the National Endowment for the Arts. Applications for the Resiliency Grant will be taken through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. These competitive grants are open to all nonprofit arts organizations, whether large to small, urban or rural, classical or contemporary, and they are open to first-time applicants along with organizations that have received previous funding from the Georgia Council for the Arts or the NEA. 

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

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Covid-19 Atlanta Hospitality Resource Database 

Includes arts, entertainment, music and film industry resources.

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

The state of Georgia’s information and resources for arts and nonprofit organizations as well as for actors, musicians and other performing professionals.

Georgia Council for the Arts 

The council has a Covid-19 resource page and information on how the federal stimulus funds for arts will be distributed.

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits 

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has created a page to house all 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

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

True Colors Theatre Company List of Covid-19 Resources

A source of 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 seed gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will distribute $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.

FORMAT’s The Photographer Fund

For freelance or independent photographers facing financial difficulties.

The Jazz Foundation’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund

Musicians who have made a living playing blues, jazz, and roots music can contact this fund at any time or visit in person for help in solving an emergency. 

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 the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19. 

Red Backpack Fund

Organized by Spanx founder Sarah Blakely, the fund will make at least 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs. Applications are open, and grants will be available to businesses owned by majority women and nonprofits that have annual revenues of less than $5 million and have at least one additional paid employee. Sole proprietors are not eligible

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. 

Grammy’s Resources for Music Creators & Professionals Affected by Covid-19: South Region

The Recording Academy’s Memphis, Nashville, Florida and Atlanta 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.


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