National Coalition Launches $10 Million Artist Relief Fund

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A national philanthropic coalition announced Artist Relief, a $10 million fund distributing $5,000 unrestricted grants to artists financially affected by the novel coronavirus.
Artist Relief adds a robust nationwide fund to the patchwork of region- and discipline-based efforts to mitigate the economic effects of museum, gallery and performance venue shutdowns.
Practicing artists of any discipline aged 21 or older, who are able to receive taxable income and have primarily lived and worked in the United States and its territories for the past two years or more (regardless of citizenship status), are eligible to apply now for a $5,000 emergency grant.
The coalition will not be able to grant every applicant due to anticipated demand, the announcement cautions, but it continues to solicit contributions from individuals and institutions to replenish the fund. 100 percent of donations to the fund will be applied directly to aid.
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