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We operate from trust; if you need emergency financial assistance, we believe you. At this time, we are only able to grant a very few number of applicants with the $500 fund, so please apply if your financial need is imperative. You must meet the eligibility requirements listed below:

You are under 30 (OR) within three years of receiving a degree or certification (OR) within three years of beginning work as an arts professional.

You are involved in making art (from any discipline) happen, whether you create or administrate. 

You, as a creative, have been displaced as a result of COVID-19: cancelled internship, apprenticeship, events, performances, readings, exhibitions, fairs, and any other arts position (OR) You lost a "survival job" outside of the arts or experienced a significant reduction in hours. 

You are in dire financial need. You can't pay your monthly expenses/bills for the next two months, such as rent, groceries, healthcare, or other "survival" expenses. 


We ask that you provide

at least one

sample of your work in the arts.

This can be

a resume, a picture or video of a performance, etc.

We are not evaluating your work, just making sure that


an artist or arts administrator.

You will also have the opportunity

to submit a link

to a professional webpage or social media account if

more examples of your work are available there.

In order to ensure an equitable distribution of funds, EAI encourages young artists and arts administrators from the following communities to apply for relief funding: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) or Native, transgender, disabled or immunocompromised, and those residing in rural areas. We will accept applications from any emerging artist or arts administrator that meets the eligibility criteria, but will be giving preference to those in these structurally disadvantaged communities.  More information on Priority Funding.


Our application should take no longer than ten minutes. You will have to select how you would like to receive the $500 fund:

PayPal or Venmo.

Once you submit the application, our Relief Assessment Team will review your application.


The application closed July 22, 2020

You must live and work in the United States. 

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