Financial Relief Resources for Artists

Artist financial relief ideas

 

Posted Tue, May 19, 2020

Regional Arts Culture Council RACC announces two calls for new public art

Eligible artists may apply to either or both opportunities. More information can be found here.

Posted Wed, May 6, 2020

NINE dot ARTS is launching an artist microgrant program

Posted Wed, May 6, 2020

Regional Arts Culture Council is announcing two new calls for public art

Eligible artists may apply to either or both opportunities. More information can be found here.

Posted Sat, Apr 25, 2020

Oregon Made Creative Foundation

The Oregon Made Creative Foundation “Inspiration Oregon” program was announced today:
https://oregonconfluence.com/2020/03/25/inspiration-oregon-create-content-submit-view-vote-and-win-cash/

Posted Sat, Apr 25, 2020

West Survey

This is a survey from WESTAF you can take so we can all be counted to be helped.
https://bit.ly/2JizMGg

Posted Sat, Apr 25, 2020

For artists based in Washington

Posted Tue, Apr 21, 2020

More links

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
https://www.oregon4biz.com/Coronavirus-Information/

Art Sy - www.artsy.net
Artfinder - artfinder.com
Art Pal - artpal.com
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com

Posted Mon, Apr 20, 2020

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

CARES Act

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

Posted Fri, Apr 10, 2020

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:
https://prosperportland.us/portfolio-items/portland-small-business-relief-fund/