#Above4 Fund

Tila Studios

U.S. Citizens and residents
Coming Soon
August 31, 2020

TILA Studios has launched a recurring monthly fund to provide financial support to black women artists nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Up to $500 in financial assistance that can be used to help off-set the cost of bills, studio rent, mortgage, child-care, impacted creative projects or income streams
  • Awardees can re-apply for additional assistance after 8 weeks 

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Open to all black women artists who:

  • Experienced a stalled gig or paid creative job opportunity 
  • Lost income from day job being temporarily closed 
  • Have an on-going art project with a specific purpose and direction

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As of now, funding for this program will occur monthly until August 2020. If the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt beyond this time, the #Above4 Fund will be expanded to award unrestricted financial grants until January 2021.

Current application cycles + deadlines: 

  • June 15 - July 1 
  • July 15 - August 1 

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Do you need help?

These organizations are ready to help you at no cost.

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  • Biography
  • Website/Art portfolio
  • Headshot
  • CV/Resume
  • Exact amount of funding requested
  • Description of  how COVID-19 has impacted you as a black woman artist
  • Supporting documents and proof of financial need (Examples include: a copy of a bill, mortgage/rent agreement, studio agreement with monthly fee, or similar documentation)

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