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COVID-19 Pandemic Resources for the DC Area Visual Arts Community

The following is a list of relevant grants, loans and impact surveys East City Art has compiled to assist the visual arts community.  This list will be continuously updated during the pandemic.

Last updated: April 7

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G R A N T S  &  L O A N S
DC Small Business Recovery MicroGrants (Deadline: April 1)
Helps small businesses, nonprofits and self-employed workers such as visual artists
>>Details Here

Washington Project for the Arts (Deadline: July 1, 2020)
Wherewithal Recovery Grants Available to Artists Impacted by COVID-19
>>Details Here

The Opportunity Agenda (Deadline: Applications accepted until funds are exhausted)
Creative Change COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Stipends for Artists & Cultural Strategists ($1,000 grants)
>>> Details Here

Maryland State Arts Council
Emergency Grants for Arts Organizations and Independent Artists
>>Details Here

US Small Business Federal Disaster Loan Assistance
Low interest loans for small businesses and nonprofits (both collateralized and non-collateralized loans available; note the site loads slowly)
>>Details Here

Kinkade Family Foundation
Emergency funds for curators whose work was impacted by COVID-19 (Curators only)
>>Details Here

Foundation for Contemporary Art
Emergency Funds for canceled exhibition or performance due to COVID-19
>>Details Here

Author’s League Fund
Fund to help writers in financial difficulty
>>Details Here

Americans for the Arts Coronavirus Impact Survey
>> Start Survey Here

Washington Project for the Arts Visual Artist Impact Survey
>> Start Survey Here