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.

Winston House Creative Community Fund

The Creative Community Fund pairs people in the music industry who need financial help due to COVID-19 with people who can help. Please note, you will be added to A WAITLIST when you apply. CCF is doing their best to get resources to as many people as possible, but have been temporarily overwhelmed with the need. They're working on some creative ways to fundraise faster. 

GlobalGiving Red Backpack Fund

Majority women-owned businesses and nonprofits with annual revenues less than $5M can now apply for $5,000 grants in support of long-term recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. 

Next application rounds will open June 1, July 6, and August 3, 2020.

Craft Futures Fund


The Craft Futures Fund will support craft communities throughout the United States and their creative responses to COVID-19. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community, and amplify impact.

Global Relief Fund for Live Music Crews

In order to provide assistance to those who have already experienced some financial impact due to this intermission, we will be accepting applications in phases based on when shows were originally scheduled to play. Applications are now open for anyone who has been financially impacted from shows originally scheduled to take place in March or April 2020. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 1st.

If the intermission continues, we will open a new application period for shows originally scheduled to take place in May. Please check back for details.

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. 

IBMA Trust Fund

The Fund helps eligible bluegrass professionals who are currently or have previously been significantly involved in the industry. This includes, but is not limited to, artists, composers, broadcasters, media representatives, event producers, agents, educators, managers, and employees of record companies. You do not have to be a member of the IBMA to receive aid from the IBMA Trust Fund. Please refer to the application form for more information on eligibility.

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Art Nouveau Artist Relief Impact Fund


The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County and Art Nouveau have established an Artist Relief Impact Fund. We encourage any artist or arts presenter in need of support due to cancellations or postponements because of the COVID-19 crisis to fill out this application. Bands and performance groups are included. This Fund will prioritize NEED. 

Wilson Center Ghostlight Series


The Wilson Center and The Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC are pleased to announce the creation of the new Wilson Center Ghostlight Series to support our local area artists impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Arts Council is accepting applications from local music artists who have been economically impacted by the pandemic, and a committee will select the artists for each week’s performances.  The Arts Council will accept donations which will be split between artists featured that week. 


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