Tag: Atlanta Lost Gig Fund

Resourcefulness is the Bedrock of Artistry

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Published 3/23, last updated 6/10.

The Team here at C4 Atlanta would like to provide a list of resources for Artist’s needs during this COVID-19 quarantine. Many organizations and groups we love are putting resources in the artist’s hands. We’ll share those lists, some specific Atlanta resources and other materials to support you through these unprecedented times. If there’s a resource you want to add to this list, please reach out to actionteam@c4atlanta.org with the links and we’ll add! 

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C4 Atlanta is currently accepting donations for our own Atlanta Lost Gig Fund

ALL DONATIONS DIRECT TO ARTISTS. Spread the link: https://c4atlanta.org/project/covid19donate/

If you find that our application form is closed, please check back! We are tracking funds and distributing them as quickly as possible. The form will return as money flows in. Spread the link.

Opportunity Arts is a service of C4 Atlanta. The board includes training opportunities like upcoming grants, and JOBS. Check it out here: https://opportunity.art/opportunities

Please see recorded sessions of COVID-19 Concerned programming, covering Insurance and Finances.

Invest Atlanta creATL Relief Fund – Just announced!

The Center For Cultural Power (@culturestrike) “No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide

Teach from home resources Tools from Google to help navigate our transition to all virtual learning.



Comprehensive Lists 

Compiled by Organizations. Click their name to be taken directly to their lists:

A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals

CNN Interactive How to help. Organized by sector of interest to you.

GrantStation Here you’ll find the latest coronavirus grant funding opportunities for nonprofits, small businesses, journalists, and artists, updated each business day and listed by deadline date.

U.S. Department of Arts and Culture A resource guide for Artists, Emergency Management Agencies, Funders, Policy-Makers,
and Communities Responding to Natural and Civil Emergencies

Kickstarter

ATL Design-ish – Creative Mutual Aid

Alliance of Artists Communities – Great information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

3Arts 

Atlanta COVID-19 Solidarity & Mutual Aid Master Resource Document (Specifically for Students)

Americans for the Arts

Center for Civic Innovation

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists

CREATIVE CAPITAL

Dream Warriors Foundation

She Shreds Magazine (specifically for musicians) 

Roswell Arts Fund – Includes kid-specific activities and resources!

Artwork Archive

Annuity.org  Covid-19 Financial guide


Atlanta Based Resources

Grants & Funds:

MAMA Fund Atlanta Mutual Aid Fund – Link to Apply or Donate to fund.

Artist Emergency Relief Fund Now open! Augusta Cultural Arts Consortium, application HERE awards up to $500 for Lost Gigs

Georgia Women Artist Relief Fund The Georgia Women Artists Relief Fund will provide much needed assistance to working female visual artists in Georgia whose livelihoods have been challenged due to COVID-19.

Gwinnett Creativity Fund For 2020, the GCF Operations Grant has been designed to provide an element of support for arts organizations that have felt the impact of Covid-19 and have begun charting a course to emerge stronger. These grants are administered and managed by Explore Gwinnett. There are also Project Grants available. Virtual info sessions May 7th & 8th.

Georgia Council For The Arts Resiliency Grants – Funding to support non-profit arts organizations recovering from COVID-19 shutdowns.

Georgia Humanities CARES Act Emergency Operating Grants

Georgia Humanities is making funds available for operating support to nonprofit organizations offering humanities programming to Georgians.The intent behind this funding is to get relief to organizations quickly in order to meet urgent financial needs. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 11:30p.m. EDT.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program $125,000 Investments in Atlanta Small Businesses.

Quick Assist Fund For Jazz Artists Up to $1000 in grants for jazz artists facing hardship due to COVID-19.

TILA STUDIOS

Alternate Roots (must be a member to apply)

Food/Groceries/Delivery Services:

Atlanta Artist Emergency Relief Fund Facebook Group AAERF Website

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Atlanta Survival Program

Lakewood Environmental Arts Foundation  (L.E.A.F.)

Food Well Alliance

Unemployment:

GA Department of Labor 

SNAP Benefits (food stamps) – SNAP Benefits are expanding during COVID-19. You may be eligible even if you weren’t previously.

Navigating Unemployment for Theater Artists

Health/Wellness:

Grady Nurse Advice Line (Free, for advice regarding general health concerns – not COVID-19) – (404) 616-0600

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Hotline (if you think you may have contracted COVID-19, have questions or have been exposed) – (844) 442-2681 

Atlanta Free and Discounted Services Spreadsheet

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health


Where to Find Funds, Beyond Atlanta:

IFundWomen Enterprise Brokered Grants Various grants for women available

Actos de Confianza: NALAC Micro-Grant NALAC has committed $25,000 to seed this first phase of emergency relief efforts to Latinx artists and arts administrators.

National Endowment for the Arts The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recognizes that the nonprofit arts industry is an important sector of America’s economy. The National Endowment for the Arts will award 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.

SBA Disaster Loans and Emergency Grants Do artists qualify for the SBA disaster loan and $10,000 Emergency Grant? More importantly, should artists apply? The short answer is YES, and here’s some stuff you should know.

The Actors Fund (for everyone in entertainment) – Services include emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, health care and insurance counseling, senior care, secondary career development and more.

CERF+ is readiness, relief and resilience for studio artists.

The Creator Fund

Emergency Funds for Writers

Leveler (mobile preferred site) A wealth distribution tool. Great if you want to help, great if you’re in need. Read the Guidelines Here.


When Quarantined (like NOW) and Trying to Keep Up Mental/Emotional/Spiritual Beingness:

Everything is moving online, Artwork Archive is here to help you through the transition with a Webinar, April 9th @2pm EST:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SvVtHBJ2QEaYtW0hVTrPlw

Volunteer Opportunities: This page features virtual and on-site volunteer opportunities to aid communities impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Thousands of volunteers like you are needed daily. Check back often to find ways you can help during these difficult times.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/covid19

https://www.volunteermatch.org/virtual-volunteering

Free classes at YMCA:

https://ymca360.org/

Dance classes:

http://www.clistudios.com/keepdancing?fbclid=IwAR2LxIp5sypHeiqBc2q6JPNwhp8a7DLdyqYpbqlIMh0kWhGpmjR33jcOVX0

Dance ATL’s list of Virtual Dance Offerings Many are FREE and open to the public!

Adobe products for students:

https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-enables-distance-learning-globally-schools-impacted-covid-19/?red=a

DIAL.studio Sessions:

Places + Spaces: Navigating Workspaces In-Person and Online

Arts Administration 101: The History of Arts Management & Arts Organizations in America

Self Advocacy and Self Care for Artists and Arts Administrators of Color

Creating Online POC Arts Communities

Antigone in Ferguson: Building a Chorus That Can’t Preach to Itself (by Design)

Utilizing Community to Achieve Creative Revitalization

Art Beats Atlanta Art Beats Atlanta is a co-op of Atlanta-area arts and culture organizations with a mission to increase engagement between the public and the vibrant professional arts community of the greater Atlanta area.

We Raised Over $37,000 For Artists In Need: Meet the #C4Funded

“I am grateful for the organization swiftly coming to the aid of many artists suffering during this time.

From seeing one gig to the next being cancelled I really had no idea how all this was going to play out or how long.

I am very thankful I was awarded the fund.”

 

Of the 78 applicants who applied for the fund, all 78 were awarded.

65 of those 78 awardees were non-members (~83%).

To date, we have raised $37,015. All funds dispersed directly to artists in need.

We are still accepting donations for the fund!

Donate Here: https://c4atlanta.org/project/covid19donate/

 

***Photo above features #funded artists who consented to share their photos and testimonials.