Emergency Resources

Recommendations for Arts Education as NC Reopens School Webinar

Arts NC joined with the NC Arts Education Association, NC Dance Education Organization, NC Music Education Association, NC Theatre Arts Educators and NC Theatre Conference to produce a guide, Recommendations for Arts Educators as North Carolina Reopens Schools, as well as a recorded webinar.

Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship. At this time, we are temporarily limiting relief and assistance applications to those qualified applicants who are dealing with immediate MEDICAL emergencies and their aftermaths. 

Artist Relief Fund for Madison County

Madison County

The Madison County Arts Council is giving micro-grants of $200 to Madison County artists to help with expenses. The grants will be given as the money comes in. We will do our best to help as many people as possible with this fund. You do not have to be a member of the MCAC to apply for funds. We will give emphasis to helping folks who make their entire income from their art.

Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund


The Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund provides grants to working artists, arts organizations, arts venues and arts businesses that have suffered financial loss due to the cancellation of events because of COVID-19. 

Individual applicants must live in Durham County, be at least 18, have practiced their art form for at least three years and have suffered a documented loss due to COVID-19. Organizational applicants must be based in Durham County and have been in operation for at least three years. This fund does not make awards for projected losses.

Chatham Artist & Arts-Worker Relief Effort

Chatham County

The Chatham Artist & Arts-Worker Relief Effort (CAARE) is available to performing, visual, or literary artists or arts-workers living in Chatham County, NC – and in need of financial assistance due to COVID-19 cancellations and closures. (For the purpose of CAARE, we define arts-worker as someone who earns some part of their income in the arts by making arts projects possible, including exhibition managers, artist managers, stage managers, arts nonprofit administrators, sound technicians, etc.)

Decisions will be made each Thursday, beginning April 9. Applications must be received by Tuesday at 4:59 p.m. to be considered by the CAARE committee for that week’s funding. Applications received after Tuesday at 5 p.m. will be reviewed the following week. Disbursements will be made weekly.

Creative Capital: Centering Wellness and Self-Care

As artists attempt to maintain a sense of "business as usual" when things are anything but usual, Rhonda Wheatley discusses lessons in healing and wellness to manage the growing isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty we are all facing during this recorded workshop (via YouTube). Wheatley closes with a guided meditation.

Creative Capital: Financial Implications for Creative Individuals

In this recorded workshop (via YouTube), Elaine Grogan Luttrull, CPA-PFS, AFC, answers questions and provides tangible strategies to help artists cope with the unique financial challenges they face in these uncertain times, including a look at small business loans, filing for unemployment, and more. 

Creative Capital: Time Management for Artists During Challenging Times

When your home is your office, studio, daycare, and sanctuary, how do you divide up and manage your activities? In this recorded workshop (via YouTube), Amy Bloustine advises on ways to create more structure and better manage your time in order to reduce stress, and be more productive during the quarantine.

Creative Capital: Livestreaming for Artists

If you're thinking about livestreaming for the first time during COVID-19, it can be hard to know where to start. Yara Travieso and Brighid Greene suggest using livestreaming less as a final product, and more as a way to continue a creative practice. In this recorded workshop (via YouTube), they assess different platforms and what to know when just getting started.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

This relief fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet because of COVID-19.


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