Resources for Artists and Organizations
As an arts nonprofit, we have felt the impact of this pandemic as well. We encourage artists and organizations to use the resources below to help provide whatever assistance you may need during this period. We will update this list as we find more relevant resources:
- Texas Folk & Traditional Artist Relief Fund
- Resources and Info for Texas Music Businesses Affected by COVID-19
- HAA Resources for Artists and Nonprofits
- City of Dallas Resources for Artists
- Art Alliance Austin: COVID-19: Organizations + Artist Resources
- Austin Creative Alliance: Emergency Grants, Business Strategies, Government Aid, and Other Resources
- Americans for the Arts: Coronavirus Response Center
- Billboard: Nationwide Resources for Musicians
- American Folklore Society: Covid-19 Resources
- Nonprofit Quarterly: Utilizing New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19
- Mid-America Arts Alliance: Resources for COVID-19 Pandemic
- Artist Relief: $5k Grants Available to Artists
- ACC: Resources for Nonprofits During COVID-19
- How to Apply for the CARES Act and Nonprofit Relief Funds
- NDN Collective: $10 Million COVID-19 Response Project for Indigenous People
- St David's $10 Million Recovery Fund to Support Nonprofits
- Emergency Relief Fund for Children's Picture Book Artists and Writers
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program
- $550 Grants for Artists and Photographers
- Funding Opportunities for Composers
- CERF+ Craft Emergency Relief Fund
- TCA: List of Arts Resources (State, Regional, and Federal)
- Teachers of Remote Arts Instruction Network (TRAIN)
- Covid-19 Resource Guide for Artists
To Our Texas Folklife Friends, Supporters and Family:
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and in adherence to CDC and local health authority guidelines, we are cancelling all scheduled Texas Folklife live events, performances and gallery operations until further notice. This includes all 2020 Big Squeeze auditions and concerts. Although this is a difficult choice, the health and wellbeing of our statewide community is our highest priority. The Big Squeeze and other programs are continuing in other formats and we will update you very soon on this.
Additionally, the Texas Folklife physical office will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 and the team will be working remotely until further notice. You may leave us a voicemail and reach our team via email during this time.
Each year, Texas Folklife works with diverse communities across Texas to celebrate the shared traditions that so inextricably unite us. As we navigate the uncertain days ahead, we believe that the folk and traditional arts, along with our collective cultural expression are more important than ever. Thus, we are currently exploring alternative strategies to support the creative community and offer programming to help us all stay connected.
We will share updates as they arise via email, social media and our website. Take care out there — of yourselves and each other.
And, as always, we thank you for your support.