Emergency Funds and Opportunities
Public Art Saint Paul is committed to supporting artists during this global health effort in response to COVID19. Artists are critical to the thriving and vibrant life of our communities. It is during times like this that artists provide inspiration to our communities. Because arts events are being canceled or postponed to create social distancing and flatten the curve, artists’ incomes are being canceled and postponed as well. We have accumulated this list of resources that include immediate response funds. We focus on resources available locally as well as nationally. We also acknowledge that applying for immediate response funds is not a perfect answer to this need. Please also consider paying artists for canceled programs, if possible, purchasing artwork from them, or sending them a donation.
START HERE – These lists are the most expansive.
- Covid 19 Freelance artist resource – this a crowdsourced resource list that has emergency funds, learning tools, digital support webinars, mental health resources and more. Resources for all mediums including visual art, sculpture, paint, writing, creative writing, nonfiction, actors, performance and more.
- Click here for another great list of fund resources for immediate support for artists in response to COVID19.
THEN review these sources.
- Give to Twin Cities Logistics Collective fund for Black Trans and Indigenous Two-Spirit Artists. Click here to receive funds! (This fundraiser is new as of 3/31/20.
- Springboard for the Arts Emergency Relief Fund as well as other resources for organizations and foundations.
- Rauchenberg Foundation Emergency Grant
- CERF Artist Safety Net Disaster Funds
- Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
- Navigating unemployment for Theater Artists
- Artist Relief.org
- List of Funding Opportunities from Women Arts – multiple disciplines
- Immediate response funds nonart related.
- Unemployment Benefits with the State of Minnesota– the state is encouraging individuals who have lost work due to COVID19 to apply.
- Twin Cities Mutual Aid Document – this document is a grassroots effort of community-led initiatives to find neighbors who can help with picking up groceries, medical supplies, childcare, community funds for individuals, and more.
- List of Mutual aid efforts in Twin Cities, primarily in Minneapolis, a few in Saint Paul, also groups focused on IPOC communities.
- Saint Paul Neighborhoods Mutual Aid Brainstorm There is not much here YET but perhaps you can get this resource moving!
- What is Mutual Aid – Not Twin Cities Based, but a great resource in understanding what does mutual aid look like.
- MN Immigrant Families COVID-19 Fund – this is a great place to donate if you have the capacity. Click the fund to find out more how to receive resources. It is hosted by a partnership between Navigate/UnidosMN, Black Immigrant Collective, ISAIAH, Asamblea de Derechos Civiles and Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL),
- Solidarity Fund for activists, organized by Twin Cities Democratic Socialists.
- Twin Cities Queer and Trans Mutual Aid
- Childcare Collective for Healthcare Workers
- Mutual Aid Fund – Women for Political Change
- Temporary Medical Assistance with Shift MN
- Otto Bremmer trust Community Relief Fund for organizations.
- 20 black yoga teachers with online classes in 2020 – this is just for your own self care and preservation. There are meditation practices included for folks who have limited mobility. Also a shoutout to these amazing body healers and teachers.
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