Allegany Arts Council Continues Artist Relief Funding PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Deb Litman   
Friday, 05 June 2020 15:32

The Allegany Arts Council has distributed a total of $1,250 as part of its
micro-grant program available to artist members of the organization. The Artist Relief Fund is
intended to assist practicing artists who have been impacted by the effects of COVID-19, and to
supplement funding, grants and loans available through other sources. The deadline to apply
for Artist Relief funding is June 30, 2020.
“Supporting local artists is key to preserving the arts in our community, especially during
difficult times,” said Arts Council Executive Director Julie Westendorff. “We want to ensure that
our regional arts scene emerges as strong as ever once this crisis has passed.”
In order to be eligible for Artist Relief funding, applicants must meet the following guidelines:
- Applicant must be a current artist, sustainer, advocate, patron or lifetime member of
the Allegany Arts Council in good standing.
-Applicants must apply as individuals and are eligible for no more than one (1) award, not
to exceed $250.00 per applicant.
-Applicants must derive at least 30% of their personal, household income from creative
endeavors, including the creation and sale of original artwork, performance, theater,
dance, writing, or other creative, "gig-based" employment.
- While not required to support the 30% income guideline with financial documentation,
applicants will be asked to certify they meet the stated income criteria.
Applicants must submit a brief, electronic application to be reviewed by the Allegany Arts
Council. Awards will be issued in the order they are received, provided the applicant meets
eligibility guidelines. Applicants who do not meet guidelines will be notified. A limited amount
of funding is available and will be awarded until depleted.
To apply, please visit For additional questions,
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