The Colorado Artist Relief Fund supports artists experiencing economic distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists living in Colorado, working in multiple disciplines.
Disciplines include visual, digital, film, music, performing, teaching. Artists will need to show that their incomes are being adversely affected due to the cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work.
Grant funding may be used for basic expenses including food, rent, medical costs, childcare. It may also be used for the development of skills, applications, or equipment that will allow you to transition your income-generating practices to online or virtual platforms or practices.
This program will prioritize lower-income artists and artists who have no other source of income. Grants will be made on a rolling basis.
This fund is a collaboration between multiple funders and arts organizations working at state, regional, and local levels. Current partners in this developing initiative are:
- Denver Arts and Venues through the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund
- Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
- Colorado Creative Industries
- RedLine Contemporary Art Center