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COVID-19: Resources for Artists

For current information on the Vermont Arts Council's grantmaking during the COVID-19 pandemic, including changes and additions to current grant programs, please visit our "COVID-19 and Vermont Arts Council Grantmaking" page.

COVID-19 Resources for Artists

  • The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant (while financial losses due to COVID-19 are not eligible, one-time assistance for a specific emergency, including fire, flood, or emergency medical need, are eligible for funding)

  • This crowdsourced freelance artists' COVID-19 resource directory. Original resources and inspiration provided by Nicole Brewer, Ann Marie Lonsdale, Quanice Floyd, Tiffany Wilhelm, Brian Herrera, Hannah Fenlon, & Clementine Bordeaux

  • Musicians and music industry workers who've lost 50% of their income are eligible to apply to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

  • PEN America’s U.S. Writers Aid Initiative, part of the PEN America Writers Emergency Fund, offers grants for writers in the United States facing acute financial need following an emergency situation. 

  • Free technical assistance is now available through the Small Business Recovery Technical Assistance Program with support in a variety of areas being provided by the state’s 12 regional development corporations, Champlain College, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Northern Community Investment Corporation, and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.

  • Artists U maintains a list of Covid-10 resources for artists.

  • Author’s League Fund offers interest-free loans of between $2,000 and $3,000 to writers with severe medical/health-related problems and other serious misfortunes.

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has gathered financial assistance resources for homeowners and renters during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Please visit our Artists Knowledge Center page for more emergency funding sources for artists.

Impact Surveys

COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers (Americans from the Arts). All types of creative workers are encouraged to participate: practicing artists, culture bearers, educators and teaching artists, creative entrepreneurs, and hobby artists. The survey aims to gauge what is happening to the creative economy and address what is needed to provide relief and spur recovery.

State of Vermont Resources

Vermont Arts Council Resources

Resources for Organizations
Funding, guidance, webinars, and more information specific to arts and cultural organizations.

Virtual Arts Experiences
Online concerts, live readings, and more socially distant events held by Vermont artists and organizations during the pandemic.

The Creative Sector Response and Recovery
Resources and statewide events organized by the Vermont Creative Network to help the creative sector's economic recovery.

Changes and additions to our grant and program schedules, including new relief funds. 

Donate to support relief efforts for Vermont artists and organizations impacted by the pandemic.

Other Resources

Resources for Going Remote

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