We define “artist”: such as

musicians, theater artists including those that work on sound, lighting, and costume design, set design and construction, front of the house operations, administration and house management, photographers, puppeteers, crafts artists, painters, poets and authors, vocalists, folk and traditional artists, dancers, digital artists, etc.

If you have any questions about whether your work is eligible for this grant, contact us.

The ABC’s Vision

We believe that the arts are a vital part of our society, and the creation of art should not have to halt due to financial hardship. Our vision is to support artists in times of need so artists can continue to focus on their work.

What we do

We provide financial assistance via grants to individual artists, who, due to unforeseen circumstances, have lost their source of income. This includes a wide array of situations from the recent COVID-19 pandemic to natural disasters. We also award grants for artistic endeavors like theaters, writers and performing artists.

Funding Cycle:

  • Application must be received by the 1st of every month
  • Funds will be distributed by the 15th every month via check
  • If you are a recipient of the fund, you must wait 8 weeks until applying again
  • Request amount up to $1000 per application

Why we matter

The arts play an important role in all communities, allowing people to engage with one another and let their imaginations run wild. The arts also promote understanding of one another and sharing of culture. In order to support the arts, the artists must be supported, and The ABC endeavors to provide that assistance.

Our History

The idea for The ABC came about during the COVID-19 pandemic. As groups of people could no longer attend shows, many performing artists and the staff of artistic establishments lost work. We found there was a need to help bridge the financial gap for these individuals during this time. The more we thought about this, we recognized there was a need due to various unforeseen circumstances, like natural disasters or short-term changes in funding of artistic programs. Artist can be greatly impacted financially by circumstances out of their control, which is where we come in to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out if you're eligible for a grant before applying.

This is defined as someone who:

  1. Is actively creating, curating or producing work
  2. Has demonstrated success in the arts through the creation, curation or production of high-quality work and/or contributions to the field
  3. Has at least a two-year history
  1. Film & Media Arts
  2. Literary Arts
  3. Music
  4. Performing Arts (Theatre/Dance)
  5. Visual Arts/Design
  1. Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident with Social Security Number
  2. Be at least 18 years old
  3. Not be enrolled full time in undergraduate college/university studies of any kind
  4. Cannot be listed as a dependent

Artist Grants

Providing assistance through grants for artistic endeavors because of COVID-19 & natural disasters.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to bridge the financial gap when artists or artistic endeavors lose income or assets due to unforeseen circumstances out of their control.

The arts play an important role in all communities, allowing people to engage with one another and let their imaginations run wild. The arts also promote understanding of one another and sharing of culture. In order to support the arts, the artists must be supported, and The ABC endeavors to provide that assistance.

Learn More