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Artist Relief: https://www.artistrelief.org/
-$5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.
To be eligible, you must be able to answer ”Yes“ to the prompts listed below. Please note that the Artist Relief coalition partners will make final eligibility determinations as needed.
I am a practicing artist able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to my work, career, and a public audience;
I am experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
I am 18 years of age or older;
I can provide a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) after I’ve been notified of my selection;
I have been living and working in the U.S. for the last two years;
I am not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;
I have not previously been awarded a relief grant from this fund.
-IFundWomen, in partnership with P&G Ventures, is in search of ten (10) breakthrough, fast-moving consumable products/technologies that create meaningful differences in consumers’ lives. The ten selected founders will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual pitch day, and one grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 grant plus a chance to partner with P&G Ventures!
1. Must be a product or technology in the above areas of interest 2. Must contain a product that is used daily or almost daily 3. Must have an ownable, superior efficacy benefit that solves a massive consumer problem 4. Must have some level of IP protection underway: patents pending, patents approved
Artist Fellowship: https://www.artistsfellowship.org/finacial-aid
- The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement, or unexpected extreme hardship. All applicants will be contacted by U.S. Mail with the Board’s determination.
Must fit in one of the categories below
~“Professional” is defined as those visual artists who make their livelihood through sales as reported on a Schedule C with a U.S. Federal tax return. An active exhibition history is also an important part of documenting “professional.”
~“Fine Artists” are defined as those who create art for sale through galleries, private commission, or reproduction in mass media. Media such as sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, art photography, fine art ceramics, mixed media, installations, and video art are considered “Fine Art” as defined above.
~“Sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship” can be documented through paid or unpaid invoices, bills, or contracts.
The “need” must be current and documented, not anticipated.