CERF+ — the Artists Safety Net is offering a fourth round of COVID-19 Relief Grants. The $1,000 grants are for artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or medical insecurities as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
In the first three cycles of the program, CERF+ awarded 888 grants to artists in 48 states, 3 territories, and the District of Columbia.
“I feel really fortunate and grateful to have received a COVID-19 Relief Grant from CERF+. The funds helped to keep me on my feet during the COVID -19 crisis.”
Natalie Tyler, Glass Artist, 2020 COVID-19 Relief Grant Recipient, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
The fourth cycle of CERF+’s COVID-19 Relief Grant will begin accepting applications on August 10 and will close on August 31, 2021. Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, as well as folk and traditional artists. Due to the magnitude of the pandemic, artists that received a COVID-19 Relief Grant in a previous cycle are not eligible to receive another COVID-19 Relief grant. Our goal is to provide some relief to as many artists as possible.
Click here to learn more about the program or follow this link to make a donation to the COVID-19 Response Fund. Each dollar will be matched, up to $150,000 thanks to a generous challenge grant from the Windgate Foundation.