We are encouraged by the outpouring of support and concern for the craft community as we learn about resources for artists during these times. We have compiled a list of COVID-19 resources available for artists here. We’d love to know if you have any additional information to add, so leave a comment down below if you know of resources that may be missing. Please contact Darcy Holdorf, Programs Director, for additional artist-related questions here.
You can also check out our COVID-19 Community Resources list here, for local resources and ways to give back. We look forward to seeing you back at the Folk School.
Artist Resource List
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts has compiled a list of COVD-19 resources here.
Cerf + has been dedicated to providing support and relief to artists for over thirty years. Find information on grants and artist relief on their website.
Check out VAE Raleigh to stay up to date on future relief opportunities in North Carolina.
SpringBoard for the Arts
SpringBoard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization by artists for artists. They offer emergency relief funding to artists and resources for those who would like to start their own relief fund in their community. SpringBoard for the Arts also provides resources for community care and mental health care. To learn more, visit their website.
Arts Greensboro offers grant opportunities and resources to the local artists. For more information, visit their website here.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts has Emergency Grants to meet the needs of artists. To learn more, visit their website.
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts has created a comprehensive resource list for a variety of different makers. Visit this link to learn more. View their Challenge America initiative to offer support to small arts organizations for underserved populations and their Grants for Arts Projects page to find information on funding as a response to celebrate creativity and cultural heritage.
South Arts Grants
South Arts is offering Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants of up to $1,000 to support Southern presenters, programmers, or curators. In addition, they are also offering Express Grants of up to $2,000 for touring artists to visit rural communities. Visit this link to learn more about Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants, and this link for Express Grants.
Art is Alive
Art is Alive is a solidarity effort that provides resources and spreads awareness within the artistic community. If you’ve been impacted by COVID-19, visit their website here for resources, grant information, or ways to contribute to artists.
Music COVID Relief
Music COVID Relief is a resource created by partners in the U.S. Music Community to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits from the CARES Act. For more information, visit this link.
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
The NALAC has a variety of grant opportunities to address the needs of artists during this time. To learn more, visit this link.
North Carolina Arts Council
The North Carolina Arts Council has FY 21 – 22 grant offerings. Visit their website to view grant opportunities and deadlines. They have also created a COVID-19 resource page with resource listings, virtual content resource guides, and artist opportunities. To learn more, visit their website.
Barbie is the Outreach Coordinator for the John C. Campbell Folk School. She joined the Folk School staff in 2020 and enjoys connecting with the local community, engaging prospective students, and building relationships with makers. In her spare time, you can find her hiking, painting, or cooking a new recipe.