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Resources for Artists during Covid 19 Pandemic

Resources list was complied from various sources;

Reporting on Covid 19 a webinar series at the D’Art Center

Dysturb launches a call for application for visual arts in partnership with Catchlight and The Everyday Projects

Dysturb is joining forces with Catchlight, the Everyday Projects, Pamela Chen and Dr. Jenell Stewart to launch Artists Against an #Infodemic, an open-call for visual art and storytelling that addresses key public health messages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our common goal is to harness the power of visuals to challenge misinformation and disinformation and improve public communication and news delivery surrounding COVID-19. This initiative is made possible thanks to a grant from the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, and will allow us to reach other cities in the coming weeks and months, including Nairobi (Kenya), Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area (USA).

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The Photoville Teaching Artist Microgrant provides financial support for teaching artists in this time of crisis. This opportunity is for artists, and educators working in photography and visual storytelling, who:

Have lost pay as a result of COVID-19

Will contribute their artistic practice (storytelling, skills, knowledge etc) to education in the coming months

From World press: kUseful resources for visual journalists covering the COVID-19 crisis

Below are some resources, funding and grants to help visual journalists during the crisis. For the full list, which is getting updated regularly, check the page here.

From C&

Artists At Risk – For artists who face threats to their freedom or lives and are unable to reach a country of safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

European Cultural of Solidarity Fund – Deadline: 27 April 2020, open to artists based anywhere.

Format – Financial support for photographers based anywhere.

National Geographic – Emergency fund for journalists.

The Artist Protection Fund – For artists and institutions based anywhere.

Art Jameel – Deadline 7 June, for independent artists based in the Middle East and North Africa.

Culture Recovery Fund – Between March and June 2020, for institutions and freelance artists, performers and filmmakers.

Follow Your Art – Current call for application for artists from Belgium, Tunisia and Italy. Countries rotate with each call for applications.

Institut Français Morocco – Deadline: 20 May 2020, call for projects to support art and culture in Morocco.

BASA Artist Relief Grants – For creatives in South Africa infected or affected by Corona-19.

Emergency Relief Fund – For Saudi freelancers in the film industry, who are based in Saudi Arabia.

Singapore Unbounded Relief Fund – For writers from Singapore or with Singapore Residence.

#HomeNotAlone – For performing artists, cultural workers and production crew in the Philippines.

Artist Relief

National Endowment for the Arts – Provides more resources for artists based in USA.

Art: An Essential Need, Emergency Grants – Publication to collect money via crowdfunding for participating artists