Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announces two calls for new public art
NINE dot ARTS is launching an artist microgrant program
Regional Arts & Culture Council is announcing two new calls for public art
Oregon Made Creative Foundation
The Oregon Made Creative Foundation “Inspiration Oregon” program was announced today:
This is a survey from WESTAF you can take so we can all be counted to be helped.
For artists based in Washington
RACC Emergency fund.
Says they will be granting more money as they receive donations.
RACC site also has lots of other links.
Small business Navigator Covid 19
Unemployment benefits for self employed under Cares Act
A new benefit for self- employed individuals (artists included) under the Cares Act provides unemployment benefits to the self employed. Under the Cares Act individuals will receive unemployment plus an additional $600 due to Covid 19.
you can apply at: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/unemployment/pages/default.aspx
As unemployment claims have risen dramatically the State of Oregon has not been able to keep up. Their computers system is old & they are being overwhelmed. One will need to be persistent and filing online would be the best way to apply. Originally claims were being rejected if you were self employed as the states computers were programmed to deny.
But under the new ACT eligibility requirements changed. Supposedly the State was reprogramming their computer system to allow the new requirements.
Additional info available at: https://govstatus.egov.com/ui-benefits/CARES
The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and expands Unemployment Insurance benefits.
New programs under the CARES Act include:
- Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) weekly benefit of $600;
- Benefits for self-employed individuals, including those working in the “gig” economy,
- and individuals unable to start new work because of the pandemic (PUA);
- Expansion of unemployment benefits for individuals.
Small Business Relief Fund
There is a very short window to apply for this small business relief fund. The application was released yesterday, and it is due tomorrow: