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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our thoughts are with the artist community, many of whom are dealing with canceled shows, exhibitions, and conferences. It’s challenging to live with so many unknowns and lost income.

More than ever, CERF+ emergency financial relief assistance is going to be a critical safety-net for those artists who contract the virus. In order to address the anticipated increase in requests for assistance, we established the COVID-19 Response Fund. This fund is essential to our rapid and effective response to those artists who are suffering severe health impacts from the coronavirus, ensuring that CERF+ has the funds necessary to respond to this unprecedented crisis. Please donate today to the CERF+ COVID-19 Response Fund.

CERF+ is committed to providing artists with the information they need to sustain their careers. As such, we will continue sharing resources and opportunities over the  weeks ahead related to navigating these times. Below you will find a list of resources and steps you can take to protect yourself, your business, and your career. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or information to share.

COVID-19 Specific and Other Emergency Funds

CERF+’s list of standing emergency relief funds for artists of all disciplines can be found here. In addition, here other sources of emergency relief funding:

This list from Artists Thrive contains info about over 120 funds, as well as other resources.

Italicized listings indicate funds that are temporarily closed

Resource Lists and Information


What Can You Do to Protect Yourself?.

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings
  • Maintain a minimum six foot distance from others when you do need to be out.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose into your bent elbow if you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean surfaces frequently and regularly.
  • Stay informed of the latest developments. and follow advice from your health care provider.
  • UCLA has published very helpful advice for protecting your physical and mental health.
  • Watch the “Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic” webinar to learn about additional resources.
  • Look into a Small Business Administration low interest disaster loan

What Can Organizations Do?

Additional Resources: