Artist COVID-19 Information

Overview


The Economic Development Office is here to assist Lowell Artists during these uncertain times.  Please take a minute to complete the Lowell Artist Registration Form so we can stay in contact with upcoming programs and local grant opportunities.

NEH Cares: Cultural Organizations

National Endowment for the Arts COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Art Organizations

Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Resource and Response Center


COOL Community Surveys


COOL endeavors to support the arts & cultural community during these unprecedented events.  Please help COOL help you by responding to one of their surveys and sharing COOL surveys with your contacts and colleagues.

Deadline for survey completion is April 30, 2020.
COVID-19 Impact Survey for Individual Artists
COVID-19 Impact Survey for Arts/Cultural Organizations

Grant Opportunities
COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

In partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts, Mass Cultural Council's COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals provides $1,000 grants to people who have lost income derived from their work as individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists as a direct result of COVID-19 related cancellations and closures in Massachusetts.
Application Process
FAQ's
Application Deadline: April 22, 2020

Artist Relief Grant


Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.  Learn more here.


News & Information


Assets For Artists is offering FREE financial and business webinars

COVID-19 Relief Effort for Organizations: Creating 'Safe Harbor' for Massachusetts Cultural Nonprofits

National Endowment for the Arts to Distribute $75 million in Relief Aid to Arts Organizations in Need

NEH Receives $75 Million to Distribute to Cultural Institutions Affected by COVID-19

Federal Government Invests $50M in Museums, Libraries to Address Digital Divide During COVID-19