Resources for Artists

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As a center visual and performing arts, NoHo is home to artists, galleries, theaters, and creative endeavors of many other stripes. With New York PAUSE, NoHo’s art community has been particularly hard hit. The NoHo BID is committed to supporting the artistic community in the neighborhood in this difficult time. We will be constantly updating this Artists’ Resources Guide, check back often for more resources.

This list is a compilation of New York City and State specific resources. We are also urging artists to apply for resources that are not arts-specific, if you’re eligible. There are many financial resources available at the national level for the arts, for a comprehensive list, check the New York Foundation for the Arts’ guide. For additional resources and support, check here.

Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Relief Fund: This fund is currently not accepting any more applications, we will provide an update when applications reopen. Anonymous Was A Woman partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts to bring $250,000, dispersed in grants up to $2,500 for women-identifying artists over the age of 40. Learn more here.

Cinema Worker Solidarity Fund: Support the staff of Angelika Film Center with the Cinema Worker Solidarity Fund. This fund is raising money for staff in cinemas across New York City, distributed directly to workers. Donate here.

Dancers’ Relief Fund: The Dancers’ Relief Fund is raising money for professional dancers of all kinds affected by COVID-19. Priority will be given to historically underrepresented dancers including people of color, nonbinary, disabled, and undocumented dancers. More applications will be accepted starting Friday, April 10th at 10:00 AM. Learn more here.

Episcopal Actors’ Guild Programs and Services: Emergency grants are available for artists lacking other resources that have had a sustained professional career. To see if you’re eligible and get more application details, click here.

The Ghostlight Fund: This fund is designed for part-time, intern, and freelance employees of the Theatre District. Though NoHo’s theatre staff is not eligible by-right, we recognize many members of our community might hold jobs in the Theatre District as well. See more here.

Indie Theatre Fund Rapid Relief Grants: Up to $500 will be awarded to venues, consortiums, and individuals in need. To qualify, you must be considered an independent theatre (fewer than 99 seats and Off-Off Broadway). Other resources, including legal help, are coming soon. Get more information here.

Max’s Kansas City Project Emergency Grants: New York State creative workers are eligible to apply for grants up to $1,000. The total amount given will be determined by need, and there is no deadline to apply. Learn more here.

Medical Emergency Grant for Artists’: NoHo's very own Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is offering one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical expenses faced by artists. Applications will be reviewed in late May or early June and then on a rolling basis. See more here.

NYC Low-Income Artist/ Freelancer Relief Fund: This crowdsourced fund has paid out to over 500 artists and will continue to do so on a rolling basis. Designed for low-income artists of historically marginalized groups, this community fund is a meant to replace lost income and wages. Get more info here.

The Wingspace Theatrical Design Microgrants: This fund is designed for freelance theatrical designers who are not institutionally-affiliated and have limited access to unemployment insurance. Learn more here.

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