The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19.
With events, performances, and conferences across the country canceled, the hospitality industry closure, growing travel restrictions, significant health threats, cross-sector lay-offs, and social distancing recommendations, Washington State artists are facing severe career disruption and loss.
These unrestricted cash grants are intended to support working artists with:
Lost wages and earnings;
Loss from event, performance, and conference cancellations and school / community-based education closures;
Rent and mortgage payments, food, utilities, and other living expenses.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and selected weekly. Grants range from $500-$5,000 based on artists’ needs.