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Access a wealth of knowledge, tools, and networks to empower arts organizations and artists in navigating unexpected situations. Utilize our partner resources to gain vital insights and collaborate with like-minded individuals and organizations. By doing so, you'll be equipped to proactively prepare for and withstand moments of crisis with resilience and confidence.

CERF+ The Artists Safety Net is readiness, relief + resilience for studio artists, ensuring that they are as protected as the work they create. The Studio ProtectorEmergency Relief Grants and Get Ready Grants are among offerings for studio artists (many of these resources are relevant to studio artists in disciplines in addition to craft). 


The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) serves everyone in entertainment. ECF fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespans.

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community in three key areas: Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services; Health Services; and Human Services. 


NYFA, the New York Foundation for the Arts, offers two national artist emergency grant programs. The Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need who are creating in the visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography.


The Performing Arts Readiness project offers grants, webinars, case studies, and The Art of Mass Gatherings initiative which provides emergency preparedness training for festivals and outdoor events. Much of what PAR offers is relevant to all disciplines! 

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