Artist Trust
Rolling basis

The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19.

With events, performances, and conferences across the country canceled, the hospitality industry closure, growing travel restrictions, significant health threats, cross-sector lay-offs, and social distancing recommendations, Washington State artists are facing severe career disruption and loss.

These unrestricted cash grants are intended to support working artists with:

  • Lost wages and earnings;
  • Loss from event, performance, and conference cancellations and school / community-based education closures;
  • Reimbursement for travel loss;
  • Medical expenses;
  • Rent and mortgage payments, food, utilities, and other living expenses.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and selected weekly. Grants range from $500-$5,000 based on artists’ needs.

The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund is open to individual artists of all disciplines residing in Washington State.

• 18 years of age or older;
• Washington State residents at the time of application and payment;
• Individual artists of any discipline (Curators, organizers, and producers are not eligible).

• Graduate or undergraduate matriculated students enrolled in any degree program;
• Applying on behalf of a company, nonprofit, organization, community group, ensembles, or collective;
• Current Artist Trust staff, Board of Trustees, honorary committee, consultants, contractors, or their immediate family.

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