Mar 24

COVID-19 Artist Resources

Here at Arts Huntsville, we know that artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses across the Huntsville metro region are facing significant financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are constantly reviewing local, state and national resources for information relevant to our area creatives.

There is a tremendous amount of information available currently on emergency grant opportunities for artists. Based on our research, artists in our region are eligible to apply for the funding programs we have included on this site. For ease and accessibility, we have also now divided funding and grant opportunities by artistic discipline. Please remember – if you are eligible for emergency funding, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as resources are limited.

Arts Huntsville will continue to update this page with information applicable to our North Alabama arts community.

Upcoming Arts-Related COVID-19 Informational Sessions and Webinars:

Americans for the Arts On Demand Covid-19 Webinars

Resources for Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations

Summary of Federal Emergency Loan Programs Available to Nonprofits

CARES Act Nonprofit Relief Funding Summary

COVID-19: What Nonprofits Should Do Right Now

Fundraising in the Time of COVID-19

National Endowment for the Arts Resource List 

American for the Arts’ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center

American Association of Community Theatre COVID-19 Response and Resource Roster for Community Theatres

Twenty Summer’s Art Interrupted Emergency Arts Fund

Pro Bono Consultation with the Devos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland  

Resources and Funding for Individual Artists – All Disciplines

Arts Huntsville Individual Artist Emergency Relief Grant Fund

Alabama State Council on the Arts Impact Survey

A Guide to SBA Funding for Individual Artists

Understanding Unemployment Benefits and Paycheck Protection for Freelancers

Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective COVID-19 Freelance Artists Resource Site

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Glad Day Financial Aid for LGBTQ2S artists, performers and tip-based workers

Visual Artists

How Artists Are Dealing with Coronavirus

Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Relief Grant application open from April 6 to April 8

Twenty Summer’s Art Interrupted Emergency Arts Fund

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Artists Fellowship

The Photographer Fund

CERF + (Formerly the Craft Emergency Relief Fund)


DIY Musician: Resources for musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

Helping Musicians Track Financial Losses  

Missed Tour – Sells music merch online for artists    

Equal Sound

Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund

MusiCares Foundation

Musicians Foundation

Sweet Relief

Theatre Artists

The Actors Fund


American Society of Journalists & Authors Writers Emergency Assistance Fund

Dramatists Guild Foundation

Pen America

Government Updates

Altogether Alabama

State of Alabama COVID-19 Resource Page

State of Alabama Dept of Labor COVID-19 Unemployment Resources

City of Huntsville COVID-19 Resource Page 

How to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Article on DoNotPay app that helps users file unemployment and contact local unemployment offices

Health Resources, News and Updates

Artist Health Resources

Huntsville Hospital

Crestwood Hospital

Thrive Alabama

Alabama Department of Public Health

Center for Disease Control

Local Food Assistance Resources

Manna House

Food Bank of North Alabama

House of Harvest

Arts Huntsville will share new opportunities with you as additional funding and resources become available for artists in our region. If you have a resource that we have not listed, please email us at [email protected] for us to review.

We hope the community can come together again soon to celebrate and support your artistry. Until then, please stay well and stay connected.

“Art is not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are, what happened to us, and how our lives are affected.”  – Elizabeth Broun

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