Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Arts Emergency Relief Fund

Grants to California Artists and Ensembles to Address
the Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)

Deadline Date:

06/01/20 12:00 AM

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $1,200 to California individual artists and groups of artists to address the financial impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health crisis. Funding is intended to assist artists who have been economically affected by the pandemic. Eligible artists and small art groups are those who have had canceled public programming in the City of Los Angeles between March 16 and June 30. Programs must have been cancelled due to the current health crisis.

Eligible programming is within the following categories:

  • Category 1: Solo artists or 2 to 4-member ensemble groups in dance, music, or theater with canceled public presentations.
  • Category 2: Independent small-budget (under $300,000) filmmakers and videographers with canceled public screenings.
  • Category 3: Literary artists with canceled public readings or book-signings.
  • Category 4: Solo craft artists or 2 to 4 member ensemble folk groups with canceled public presentations.
  • Category 5: Teaching artists in any art form with canceled group classes or workshop series. In this category, workshops must have been open to the general public. Applications in this category may be ranked according to the price and capacity of the canceled enrollment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189237

Estimated Size of Grant:

$400 to $1,200

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This second round of emergency relief grant support is open for artists and small ensembles with scheduled programming that were:
a) to take place between March 16 and June 30 within the City of Los Angeles;
b) were to be open to the general public;
c) were canceled due to COVID-19.

Given the modest amount of funds, artists who were scheduled to perform pieces at a festival, or at a private engagement, or who were to teach private, solo, or group lessons setting are not eligible.

Workshops inside a school setting for tuition-paying-students are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

DCA will accept applications until approximately 450 eligible applications are received or until 12:00 AM, Monday, June 1, 2020, whichever comes first.

Applicants who are found to fulfill all program eligibility requirements will be placed in an eligible pool, from which proposed grantees will be selected by lottery until funding is exhausted. Any eligible applicants not selected for funding in the current round would automatically be rolled-over for consideration in additional rounds of this relief program. All applications received after the first 450 eligible proposals will also be rolled-over into any future rounds.

A list of the names and allocated amount will be presented to the City of LA’s Cultural Affairs Commission for review and final approval in early June 2020. All applicants will be notified of their funding status before June 30, 2020. These processes of consideration and approval will continue monthly based upon the ability to replenish the Relief Fund.

Applicants selected for funding will be connected with DCA’s collaborating agency, Community Partners that will collect W-9 forms and process payments in approximately 30 days.

Funding in Round Two is focused on a broad category of artists and groups. Artists in the fields of design and the visual arts, who present their craft in galleries, coffee shops, and similar public settings will be addressed in a forthcoming Round Three in approximately 15-20 days.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://form.jotform.com/200828047780154

Direct questions to dca.grants@lacity.org

Department of Cultural Affairs
City of Los Angeles
201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213 202 5500

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California: City of Los Angeles

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Researchers Affiliated with USA Qualified Institutions for Clinical Research in th...

Deadline 08/28/20 LOI Date: 07/10/20

Grants of up to $50,000 to researchers affiliated with USA qualified institutions for research in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to increase the institution's capacity to conduct

GrantWatch ID#: 125838

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films in ...

Deadline 06/15/20

Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length films in eligible genres. Funding is intended to support nonfiction films at any production phase from development through post-production. Films should demonstrate effective storytelling

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, and Individuals for Conservation in Agricul...

Deadline 06/29/20

Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, for-profits, non-federal agencies, tribes, and individuals to promote the adoption and development of innovative approaches to conservation in agriculture. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several week

GrantWatch ID#: 129980

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development and Job Training

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming nonprofits for education, job training, and community and economic dev

GrantWatch ID#: 130602

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Psychology Graduate Student to Research the Effects...

Deadline 06/15/20

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International graduate psychology student for research and demonstration projects that foster understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholastic achievement, primarily for children in kindergarten through eighth g

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552