Emergency Relief Fund For Artists During Covid-19 and Fundraiser

Attention Artists! Springboard for the Arts has resources to assist you. Consider applying today!

Help individual artists whose income has been affected by cancellations due to COVID-19 precautions. Visit https://www.givemn.org/story/Epf3ag

Springboard for the Arts has created a Personal Emergency Relief Fund to help artists in Minnesota recover from personal emergencies by helping pay an unanticipated, emergency expense. Artists can request up to $500. Because of COVID-19 they are expanding their help. Please visit their website to learn more. Springboard for the Arts has committed an additional $10,000 from their budget to support this effort and is committed to working with partners to increase the fund based on demand.

UPDATE 3/13: Springboard for the Arts committed $10,000 of their budget to expanding the Personal Emergency Relief Fund, and in less than 24 hours, those funds were requested. They are actively fundraising and bringing on partners to expand the fund, and encourage requests to keep coming in. They will fulfill requests as they are able in the order they were received. Springboard for the Arts has set up a fundraiser to expand the Personal Emergency Relief Fund, so that they can continue to support artists, contractors, and freelancers in Minnesota who have lost income due to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Give online at https://www.givemn.org/story/Epf3ag or send a check to:

Springboard for the Arts
Attn: Individual Giving
262 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55103

To learn more and to apply please visit their webpage here.

If you want to donate to the fund, please follow this link: https://www.givemn.org/story/Epf3ag

As demand is also outpacing our total funds available, please go to their website to read the notes of clarification. If you would like help determining your own eligibility, please email erf@springboardforthearts.org before applying.

Don’t qualify for Springboard’s Emergency Relief Fund or need additional assistance? Please consult this list of emergency resources [PDF].

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If you have any questions about individual giving, please contact Katie Hae Leo, Development Director, at katiehl@springboardforthearts, or 651-292-4381.