The Pinellas Arts Community Fund is OPEN AGAIN !
This is a rolling application process with review, selection and disbursement happening bi-weekly.
The Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund was started by a collaboration between Pinellas Community Foundation, St Petersburg Arts Alliance, and Creative Pinellas. Private donations are contributing to its continuance.
The cash awards are up to $500 for individuals and between $500 and $1,500 for arts businesses and organizations.
Who is eligible?
• Professional artists are those working in visual arts including, painting, sculpture, murals, photography, etc.; performing arts including theatre, music and dance etc.; literary arts; performance, multimedia, and social justice art; and who are making a significant portion of their income through production/performance/sale of their artwork.
• Arts organizations are 501(c)(3) organizations with the primary mission of providing arts and or cultural experiences to the public.
• Small creative businesses are retail businesses run by artists or in support of artists (such as galleries, art curators/installers, etc.) whose primary source of income is arts related, and whose primary business focus is business-to-consumer or direct/artistic services to artists or arts organizations.
These unrestricted cash awards are intended to support artists, arts organizations and creative businesses with (but not limited to):
Lost wages and earnings;
Loss from event, performance, and conference cancellations and school / community-based education closures; or from expected commissions, sales, or other opportunities due to the emergency situation/related economic downturn;
Bridge support to unemployment, food stamps; and,
Rent and mortgage payments, food, utilities, and other living expenses.
Find out More AND Apply Here https://pinellascf.org/grants/arts-relief
We strongly encourage small businesses and residents of other cities and towns to see if a similar program is available. Also, if you have applied to anything keep checking the websites – grants may become refunded and new grants may pop up.
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