The Austin Creative Alliance has established an Artists Emergency Relief Fund, alliance Executive Director John Riedie announced today.
The nonprofit has already dedicated $10,000 and is looking to raise at least an additional $10,000 on its site austincreativealliance.org/emergency and via a Facebook fundraiser.
Artists from the Austin area may apply for up to $500 in emergency funding at austincreativealliance.org/emergency
Applicants must prove verifiable lost income due to the cancellation of a specific, scheduled job or opportunity (i.e. commissions, performances, contracts) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and are subject to approval and available funds. Priority will be given to ACA members, and to applicants facing food or housing insecurity. ACA is reviewing applications daily, so that funds can be in artists hands as quickly as possible.