CERF+ is launching the COVID-19 Relief Grant program to provide financial assistance to professional artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis.

As part of CERF+’s broader COVID-19 crisis response strategies, this special program will provide one-time $1,000 grants to meet urgent food, housing and/or health insecurities. The grants will be awarded in two cycles: the application opens July 8 and the deadline for the first round will be July 29, the second round will open August 19 and the deadline will be September. The program will focus on those facing the most severe financial pressures. Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community including people of color and folk and traditional artists.

Cycle I Applications: July 8 – July 29 (closes 5:00 pm ET)
Cycle II Applications: August 19 – September 9 (closes 5:00 pm ET)

More information on guidelines and deadlines is available here.

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