This is important information for arts groups and individual artists seeking funding for recovery of loss due to the recent storm. Much of this funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to check it out NOW. Thanks to Laura Aden Packer from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for relaying this info as soon as it became available.
The application for the NYFA Emergency Relief Fund for artists in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York affected by Hurricane Sandy is now available. Visit www.nyfa.org or www.artspire.org for details. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and grants made every two weeks. Leadership funding for this program has been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and The Lambent Foundation.
For info on grants to arts organizations, go here: www.rauschenbergfoundation.org
According to Laura, it is a very simple process, only 3 short questions, submitted via e-mail. She wrote to ask for more information about criteria and timelines and this is what they told her:
“We are open to all arts organizations of any medium that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, either through actual damage or lost income due to power outages or other closures. As long as there is demonstrated loss, funding is on a first come, first served basis. The tri-state area is our main focus, but we are not limited to this region, as long as the impact was from Sandy. So far, we have seen applications from NYC, the Hudson River Valley, Long Island and NJ.”
Please note that funding is on a first-come, first-served basis, so we urge those of you who might qualify for this funding to apply right away…Laura asks to hear back from anybody who does apply via this fund and to hear what your experience was with the process.