If you love the arts in Frederick please consider pitching in to our relief fund. The arts have been very good to this community. If you take care of the arts, the arts will take care of you.
The Frederick Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $250-$500 to individual artists who live in Frederick County and whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). This fund is for individual artists only, not organizations or nonprofits.
With events of all types being cancelled to reduce spread of COVID-19, people who make income partially or fully through gigs and freelance work are losing critical opportunities to support their well-being in our community. We want to help as many people as possible, this means that we will likely be unable to provide the full amount of larger requests. Requests cannot exceed $500. The amount we can provide is based on our donations received, the amount of requests we have, and the requests we project will come in the future.
The Frederick Artist Relief Fund will open for applications on Monday March 16 for artists who have lost or anticipate losing income. The Frederick Artist Relief Fund will be open on a rolling basis.
We welcome applications from all artists living in Frederick, but will prioritize lower income artists. The fund will be open for but not limited to the following uses:
-Recouping financial losses due to cancelled events. This includes but is not limited to:
-Performances in all performing arts disciplines
-Readings, panels, and speaking opportunities
-Reimbursement for travel expenses related to creative work that you paid for yourself. This includes but is not limited to:
-Attending conferences and convenings that have been cancelled
-Offsetting loss of income for teaching artist who could not teach during this time because of cancelled classes and school closures
-Support for artists working full or part-time in the service industry who have lost supplemental income used to support their creative practices.
Need to apply? Find applicant details here.
Frederick Artist Relief Fund Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N6YG8TZ
The overall starting goal for this fund is a modest $3,000 but we hope to exceed it!
More information about Frederick Arts Council Inc: The Organization Is A Non-Profit Organization Dedicated To Supporting Existing And Developing Arts Organizations By Providing Various Grants, Technical Assistance, Scholarships, And Advocacy, In The Promotion Of Local Arts, Artists, And Art Groups In Frederick County, Maryland.