There are thousands of artists living, working, and exhibiting in Westchester County.  ArtsWestchester maintains a searchable directory of Westchester’s artists and supports our local art scene through artist opportunities, artist grants, professional development, and by connecting artists to a variety of job opportunities through our Teaching Artist program.

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ArtsWestchester continues to closely monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State, and the Federal government as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus. We care about the health and safety of our artists, arts organizations, members, staff, and board in Westchester and for the entire country. We have collected a list of resources below for artists and arts groups and we will update this page as news and more relief resources become available.

ArtsWestchester does not endorse or recommend any specific opportunities but provides this list for information only. We encourage artists to research each opportunity thoroughly before applying.

Studio Artists relief

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) focuses on artists working in craft or materials-based folk/traditional disciplines. They support artists who have experienced a recent, unforeseen, career-threatening emergency.​ To apply click here.

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts has created a temporary fund to meet the needs of artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. To apply click here.

Glad Day has set up an emergency fund to help LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers. To apply click here.

Intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet their needs. To apply click here.

The Max’s Kansas City project provides emergency funding & resources to professionals in the creative arts in New York State who can demonstrate need. To apply click here.

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has partnered with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to provide Emergency Grants for visual artists, media artists and choreographers in emergency situations.

Covid Relief

The Americans for the Arts are providing a host of resources ranging from surveys on impact, recommended steps of preparation, and relief and granting efforts for artists and arts groups.

ArtsWestchester will award grants of $500 to individual Westchester artists who have suffered a loss of work due to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Application opens on May 1, 2020 on a rolling basis. These funds are available for individual professional artists who live or maintain a studio in Westchester County, New York. Artists must be at least 18 years old and be able to demonstrate a realized loss or anticipated loss of income due to COVID-19.

Creative and professional burnout — due to heavy workloads, long hours and lack of resources — affect 64 percent of tech professionals, according to ISACA’s Tech Workforce 2020 report. While burnout is not new, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused additional strain on an already stressed workforce, leading to a loss of productivity, physical fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and other physical and psychological symptoms. Learn more.

GrantWatch lets you know what government and foundation grants are currently available through our user-friendly grants search and grant summaries. To learn more, click here.

Musicians relief

Any AGMA member in good standing is entitled and encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the AGMA Relief Fund. Grants are awarded based on need and AGAM are taking into account COVID-19 related issues.

Jazz Foundation’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund provides housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and direct financial support to musicians who have made a living playing blues, jazz, and roots music

Local 802’s Emergency Relief Fund has been set up to aid those 802 members in the freelance community who have received notice that single engagements filed under a local union agreement have been cancelled.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

Performing Arts relief

The Entertainment Community Fund offers human services nationally for people who work in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio, and dance.

The Dramatist Guild Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers. To apply click here.

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation offers emergency financial assistance programs to eligible SAG-AFTRA members in urgent financial need due to an unexpected life crisis.

Nonprofit & Organization relief

ArtsReady provides an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, and provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. For more information and to apply, click here.

The Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing fundraising and philanthropy in the lower Hudson Valley through the advancement of grantsmanship.