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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! 

for the times they are a-changin’

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.

5 Places All Artists Can Find Support for Their Work

So…you’re looking for some places to find money/jobs/grants/work? Where can you even go to research and get started?

It can be confusing to find calls, auditions and other spots for artists’ work. And like many young performers, in my early days of working I wrote off looking for grants and residencies because I didn’t think the accepted applications from artists like me. That simply isn’t true. There are opportunities to fund your work in every artistic discipline, if you know where to look.

Here’s some of our favorite places for artists to find more work (or ways to fund it!):

  1. Opportunity Arts: A local platform for artists in the Greater Atlanta area.

    Opportunity Arts – If you haven’t already checked out C4 Atlanta’s new opportunity board, you add it to your bookmarks immediately. Listings change daily, with upcoming jobs, contract work, RFPs, auditions, grants and more. Listings are also referenced by artistic discipline and opportunity type. Currently free to list and always free for artists to browse. Looking for a space for an upcoming show? Check out the “Spaces” button, which links to Spacefinder Georgia, where you can search for spaces by location, size, event type and budget.

  2.  Foundation Center AtlantaThe Foundation Center Directory Online is an incredible database of grant opportunities. If you search their database from your house, you have to pay a fee. However, Atlantans are incredibly fortunate to have a local chapter of the Foundation Center in Downtown. If you visit the Center, you can use the Directory for free from their office, as well as access other available online fundraising tools. Additionally, the Foundation Center offers classes and training about fundraising, so it’s worth checking out their training calendar of upcoming programs, too.
  3. CAFE (Call for Entries) – CAFE lists calls from all over the world. You can find lots of listings for awards, upcoming grants, and public art in particular. Though the platform is probably already familiar to those looking to find opportunities for public visual art, performing artists and artists of other disciplines can also find plenty of opportunities for grants, residencies and other opportunities to make or fund work. CAFE allows you to upload your own artist portfolio and submit to opportunities directly through the platform. This makes it easier to submit to more opportunities.
  4. Creative Capital – Creative Capital publishes a new list of artist opportunity deadlines every two months. Additionally, there are links to other directories of artist residencies and opportunity boards. There’s always a wide variety of listings among all artist genres, with hyper local opportunities to international calls.  Creative Capital also provides training for artists through in person and online opportunities. Creative Capital also awards their own grant every two years with awards up to $50,000 of support.
  5. Your Local Municipality’s Facebook (or other social media) Page – Ok, this is a little vague. But depending on where you live, your local arts council may be sharing lots of other calls online through Facebook. Georgia Council for the Arts, Fulton County Arts and Culture, Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and many others all share calls for artists on their Facebook pages regularly. Often, calls are also shared through their monthly email newsletters, too. Like and Follow your town, county or other local arts council’s social media to get access to what their sharing.

There are other spots you can look to for finding funds. Feel free to share you favorites with us!

Lastly, if you’re looking for grant support for the first time, check out our upcoming program with Atlanta Contemporary on Saturday, January 26 from 10-12 AM called Grant Writing 101. During this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of getting started looking for grant support including gathering and preparing your grant materials, finding grantors, building a case for support and more. This is a great introduction to the grant writing process for folks who are working on their very first grant or with limited grant experience. Register Online Here.