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Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts (NY, NJ, CT)

The Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Teiger Foundation, and the Cy Twombly Foundation have partnered to establish an emergency relief grant program, administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), that will provide $1,250,000 in aid to Tri-State non-salaried workers in the visual arts who have experienced financial hardship from lack of income or opportunity as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. NYFA wishes to thank the Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation for being the first funder to contribute to the Tri-State Fund, following the announcement of the Fund.

The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts will distribute one-time unrestricted cash grants of $2,000 each to freelance, contract, or non-salaried archivists, art handlers, artist/fine art photographer’s assistants, cataloguers, database specialists, digital assets specialists, image scanners/digitizers, and registrars.

In addition, this final cycle will also accept applications from freelance, contract, or non-salaried:
-Arts Educators
-Arts Publication Editors
-Arts Curators

All applicants must provide evidence of a minimum of three years (2017 to 2020) working as a freelance, contract or non-salaried cultural worker; documented loss of income, from canceled work or opportunities for the period of March 1, 2020 to December 14, 2020; and proof of currently living and working in the Tri-State area (NY, NJ & CT) between March 2020 to-November 2020.

After reviewing for completeness and documented losses of income, qualifying applicants will be selected for funding via a lottery process. Applicants will be notified on Friday, January 15, 2021.

Please visit the 'External Link' below to review all information available about this emergency grant program, including requirements and eligibility, application information, details on receiving funds and reporting, and access to the online application.
Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary

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