Resources for Our Members

Emergency Funding Resources for Artists

 

For our Massachusetts Members:

In partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts, Mass Cultural Council’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals provides $1,000 grants to people who have lost income derived from their work as individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists as a direct result of COVID-19 related cancellations and closures in Massachusetts.​ Learn more and apply here: https://massculturalcouncil.org/artists-art/covid-19-relief-fund-for-individuals/

For our Rhode Island Members:

The Artist Relief Fund helps Rhode Island artists who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund has a rolling deadline. The Fund is managed by the Alliance of Artists Communities

To be eligible, you must have been a Rhode Island resident for at least one year and will be a resident upon receipt of any grant funding. You must also be a practicing artist, who is at least 18 years old, capable of providing examples of creative work made, not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program, and experiencing financial hardship due to a loss of income related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more and apply here:  https://risca.online/grants/artistrelieffund/

Additional Resources:

Any artist in any discipline whose income has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for emergency relief and support from the Artist Relief Fund. Stipends and support are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the only limitation being how much money they are able to raise. The requirements are (1) you demonstrate you’re an artist by sharing your resume and website, where applicable, and (2) you share their fundraiser with your own networks and provide a screenshot. Learn more and apply here:https://artistreliefproject.org/request_funding/

 

Artwork Archives has launched a resource page for artists with several additional funding opportunities. Learn more here  https://www.artworkarchive.com/guides/covid-19-artist-resources

 

 

Resources for Navigating the New Virtual Art World

Selling Your Art Online

16 Ways for Artists to Sell Their Creative Work Online. Can you actually make money selling your art online? Don’t understand how to sell art online? Or where you should start? Don’t worry, this article from My Modern Met gets you there, with suggestions of places to list your artwork. Read their advice here: https://mymodernmet.com/how-to-sell-art-online/

 

New App Makes for Easy Online Shop to Sell Your Creative Products Though the world is filled with platforms that make it easier to share our homes, handicrafts, and even rides to work, it’s not quite as simple for the average person to replicate the retail experience—until now. HausMart is a new app that makes it easy for anyone to take charge of their creative career, right from their smartphone. No third party gallery system or sign up for a complicated e-commerce system required. https://mymodernmet.com/hausmart-app-peer-to-peer-retail/

 

CREATIVE ALTERNATIVES FREE TOOLKIT: Artists and communities need the transformational power of creativity now more than ever. Forecast recognizes the economic crises facing artists during this pandemic and we want to provide guidance on how to keep arts projects active and moving forward, even as we physically isolate.

In response, Forecast created a toolkit with strategies for adapting in-person arts-based activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first iteration of this toolkit is now available for download and will continue to be developed based on open-source input from you. Each time it is updated, Forecast will automatically email a revised copy of the toolkit to anyone who downloads it. Learn more and download your free kit here: https://forecastpublicart.org/innovation-in-the-time-of-covid/?fbclid=IwAR0drna57AnRmbFcBendLW2JkBu2ob-W70JGBNY4vhf4jC6InHCHHiFPUoM

 

Connecting With Other Artists

 

SCA PANDEMIC GALLERIES: Celebrate and showcase your work and the work of our fellow artists through our Facebook page [insert link, of course] and through Instagram [insert link, of course]. As artists we need a sense of artistic community, even from our living rooms. Submit pictures that show us your artwork. Show us your studio. Let all of us know how you are coping. Support each other by commenting on fellow artists images and thoughts. Know that if you’re making art, you’re not alone! SCA is a very special community of artists and we can’t wait to see your work!

ARTIST OFFICE HOURS: This is an opportunity for artists from across the United States to gather virtually and talk, mourn, laugh and share music. The event takes place each day at 5pm PST. Download the meeting invite.

SOCIAL DISTANCING FESTIVAL: Just for the fun of it, visit this site for celebrating art from all over the world, showcasing amazing talent, and coming together as a community at a time when we need it more than ever. https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/