LISC National

Arts & Culture Resources

From neighborhood revitalization to affordable housing, we integrate creative placemaking into everything we do. As such, we are advocates for strong artists and arts organizations. We honor those that help us all engage with the world creatively.

Recovery Through Art   I   CARES Act   I    Emergency Relief Funds   I   For Freelance Artists   I    For Visual Arts, Media Arts, Choreography   I    For Musicians   I    For Writers   I     For Performing Arts    I     NYS Art Support Organizations 

Recovery Through Art

Civic Practice Workshop - A FREE workshop based in three tracks: 1) Arts Educators 2) Artists 3) Community Development Professionals. Workshop topics are rooted in theories of justice and equity, self-actualization, and place-based approaches to art as a healing instrument.

National CARES Act

CARES Act Eligibility - The most succinct guide we have found to navigating the CARES act, and finding which government sponsored programs you are eligible for.

The National CARES Act Guide for Freelancers - This guide breaks down the CARES act, addressing how to receive your stimulus check, providing simplified explanations to unemployment benefits, loan relief, and new loans available through the CARES act.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

PPP Application Form

PPP Initial Terms

Video Summary of the Paycheck Protection Program - A two part video summary provided by a law instructor at UC Berkeley, for those who learn best through audio listening.

PPP Frequently Asked Questions

Beware of PPP Scams

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

SBA Disaster Loan Application - Now Closed

Emergency Relief Funds/Grants

Craft Emergency Relief Fund + (CERF+)

Foundation for Comtemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Max's Kansas City Emergency Grants

NYFA Emergency Grants List

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund

Humanities NY Emergency Grant for Cultural Nonprofits

For Freelance Artists

Freelance Artist Resources

Freelance Co-op Emergency Fund

For Visual Arts, Media Arts, Choreography

Rauschenberg Emergency Grant

Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program

For Musicians

The Blues Foundation HART Fund

Jazz Foundation Musicians Emergency Fund

Musicians Foundation

Musicares Coronavirus Relief Fund

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

For Writers

Authors League Fund

PEN American Writers' Emergency Fund

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

For Performing Arts

Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program

Coronavirus Preparedness for Theatres (Webinar)

How to Plan a Virtual Event on Vimeo

How to Host a Watchparty on Facebook (Great for cancelled screenings)

NYS Artists Support Organizations

New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) Covid-19 Resources

Creative Capital Covid-19 Resources 

Arts Services Initiatives 

Arts Education Partnership

Humanities New York