NY Folklore Covid-19 Relief

www.nyfolklore.org Want to join me in making a difference? New York Folklore is raising money to benefit the  New York State Folklore Covid-19 Relief Fund, and any donation will help make an impact. We hope to raise $10,000 by June 1, 2020 to assist folk and traditional artists with emergency grants.  This is an expansion of the New York City-based  Folk Artists  Covid-19 Relief Fund  by Center for Arts, Tradition, and Cultural Heritage.  

With the money we raise, New York Folklore (a statewide arts service and advocacy organization) is awarding grants of up to $500 to New York State's  folk, traditional and community-based artists who are impacted by Covid-19.  This support will help with specific short term financial needs (food, assistance with medical bills, rent, etc).

Folk and traditional artists are some of the individuals who have been most financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing.  While folk and traditional artists do not usually rely upon their art as their sole means of support, folk and traditional artists have experienced economic hardship due to the cancellation of community and public events, and the loss of revenue from art sales. 

In many cases, this loss is in addition to the loss of their primary income through restaurant and retail closings, furlough, etc. - a two-fold impact on many artists' livelihoods. Those tradition bearers who reflect already economically marginalized communities - Native communities, immigrants, and refugee communities - may not be in line for assistance by established Covid-19 relief funds.  Our fund will specifically target artists from these marginalized and at-risk communities.

Please join me today by donating to our emergency fund.

New York Folklore fosters the study, promotion, and continuation of the cultural traditions, folklore and folklife of New York's diverse communities through education, advocacy, support, and outreach. Visit our website at www.nyfolklore.org to view our mission and programs.
  • Norma Cantú 
    • $75 
    • 23 mos
  • Robert Browning 
    • $50 
    • 23 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,700 
    • 24 mos
  • William Robinson 
    • $25 
    • 24 mos
  • Elizabeth Gould 
    • $100 
    • 24 mos
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Fundraising team: New York Folklore (3)

Ellen McHale 
Raised $1,120 from 16 donations
Schenectady, NY
New York Folklore Society (Nyfs) 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Tom Van Buren 
Team member
Raised $550 from 2 donations
Maria Kennedy 
Team member
Raised $350 from 3 donations