Let's be real, the impacts from COVID-19 have really impacted the artist community. The world feels very different and it can definitely leave us feeling defeated. Thankfully, there are incredible organizations out there like Artist Relief. This week, I am chatting with Moira Brennan, the Executive Director from MAP Fund to share about Artist Relief.
Artist Relief is its own entity and it launched on April 8th. It is a coalition of 7 outstanding organizations: Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists—all small to mid-sized national arts grantmakers. These foundations have come together in this unprecedented moment guided by the understanding that the wellbeing of artists has financial, professional, social, and mental dimensions, and should be fostered with a holistic framework of support. From monetary relief to a Youtube channel dedicated to Wellness, Artist Relief is here to support you.
To date, Artist Relief has funded 1,403 artists which is about 7 million dollars in relief funds. They plan to continue through August and hope to keep the relief going for longer, based on available funds. Moira shares with us her experience with Artist Relief, as well as ways to get involved or receive aid. We recommend you also visit the websites of all 7 organizations for continued support.
Artist Relief reminds everyone that we are stronger together. You are not alone, Maker. Keep going.
Artist Relief Website: https://www.artistrelief.org
Artist Relief Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZBweFMKMJOirj6YBzqMpkA
MAP Fund: https://mapfundblog.org
Academy of American Poets: https://poets.org
Creative Capital: https://creative-capital.org
Foundation for Contemporary Arts: https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org
National YoungArts Foundation: https://www.youngarts.org
United States Artists: https://www.unitedstatesartists.org