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GCAC COVID-19 Emergency Relief for Artists
The current pandemic crisis caused by COVID-19 has impacted Franklin County’s artists in a profound way. With the cancellation of events, exhibitions, performances, readings, speaking gigs, festivals/fairs, and educational arts programs to reduce the spread of the virus, artists who make their income partially or fully through freelance or teaching artist contract work are losing essential income, creating the perfect storm of economic hardship.
Through the gifts above and incredible community generosity we have opened a third round of grants but we know the need is still greater than the resources. We will continue our fundraising efforts to support artists until we can all emerge from this healthy, safe and together.
If you are an artist you can apply to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief for Artists program in order to provide emergency relief to professional artists in Franklin County. Artists will be able to quickly access up to $850 to recoup financial losses due to cancelled events, performances, exhibits, festivals or teaching opportunities. The grants are intended to offset loss of expected income, and assist artists in meeting their basic needs, such as rent and groceries.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to help Columbus artists.
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