Emerging Artist Initiative (EAI) is a grassroots effort to address the immediate financial needs of young and emerging artists and arts administrators.

We have established the Emerging Artist Relief Fund, with the goal of initially raising $15,000 to support 30 emerging artists and arts administrators who are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19. The next generation of artists needs your support, now more than ever. Please consider a donation to our cause below. 

The Emerging Artist Relief Fund is no longer accepting applications due to overwhelming demand, but we are still actively fundraising to make our $15,000 goal.



EAI is not registered as a 501(c)(3) at this time. Donations are not tax deductible. 

By donating to the Emerging Artist Relief Fund, you are supporting young artists in a time of unprecedented need. 

Follow the link below to our Facebook Fundraiser. 

$10,100  of $15,000 raised

If you are not able to donate through our Facebook Fundraiser, we will gladly accept donations through our PayPal account or our Venmo account:



If you would prefer to donate by mailing in a check, please email us directly at emergingartistinitiative@gmail.com.

EAI is not a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit; therefore, donations at this time are not tax-deductible. When you donate to EAI, your funds are deposited into a separate bank account managed by multiple members of our team for accountability and accuracy. We then transfer those funds to PayPal, which we use to distribute emergency relief gifts to those emerging artists who are awarded funding. EAI is a volunteer effort led by emerging artists; we do not keep any profit from donations. 

If you have any additional questions about a donation to EAI, please contact emergingartistinitiative@gmail.com. We have also established an Advisory Board of arts professionals across the country for fundraising and gift distribution guidance.



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