As arts organizations, nonprofits, and small businesses are impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we look to share resources to support our community. This is a non-comprehensive list of emergency relief funds and resources as we navigate this moment together. Many relief packages are being rolled out at the federal, state, and local levels, so please check in with your local agencies.
Updated April 2021. Please note that while we have made every effort to ensure the information below is as up to date as possible, the majority of these resources were assembled in the spring and summer of 2020, and some specific information may have changed since then. Accuracy at any given point cannot be guaranteed as, even more than a year later, this is a fast-moving and evolving situation. Please consult with a professional before making any decisions, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, suggestions or additions.
This is an ongoing FAQ for questions about applying for the PPP for small businesses and individual artists, with a focus on freelancers and contractors. Who this is for: If you run a small business, even if it's just you, and looking for economic relief.
This is an ongoing FAQ for questions about applying for the Shuttered Venues Operators Grant (SVOG). Who this is for: If you run or manage a venue for live performance or entertainment.
Emergency resources and relief funds for arts organizations, nonprofits and small businesses:
Arts for Illinois – (Illinois)
Clifton Larson Allen COVID-19 Resource Livestreams – (USA)
East Central Regional Arts Council Emergency Response Grants – (Minnesota)
GiveMN Fundraising Consulting – (Minnesota)
Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts – (Minnesota)
Minnesota-based Legal Coronavirus Resources – (Minnesota)
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Coronavirus Resources page – (Minnesota)
MNDEED Coronavirus Information for Employers – (Minnesota)
Propel Nonprofits – (Minnesota)
Small Business Association Disaster Loan Assistance – (USA, based on disaster declaration)
University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine COVID-19 Arts Response – (USA)
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts – (USA, with regional chapters)
We have set up a fundraiser to expand the Personal Emergency Relief Fund, so that we can continue to support artists, contractors, and freelancers in Minnesota who have lost income due to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Please click below to give online, or send a check to:
Springboard for the Arts
Attn: Individual Giving
262 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55103
If you have any questions about individual giving, please contact Carl Atiya Swanson, Associate Director, Operations & Communications, at carl@springboardforthearts, or 651-292-4381.