COVID-19 Relief Fund for Experimental Artists

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

U.S. Citizens and residents
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August 31, 2020

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.


  • $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 virus
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  • Grants will be given to experimental artists that can show that they have had an engagement canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be living in the United States or U.S. territories
  • Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • For the purpose of the Covid Relief Fund, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts is temporarily suspending the organization's typical three year waiting period between grants. If you have received a grant from the Foundation in the past three years you are also eligible to apply
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  • U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other)
  • A letter or email from the venue confirming cancellation of your performance or exhibition
  • A CV or artist resume
  • A work sample demonstrating your experimental practice


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