Arts and General Resources During the Covid-19 Crisis

Hello there. As all of you probably know by now, the news and information front is constantly changing. We are attempting to add to this list as new items become available or show up on our radar. Some of these sites will contain repeat links. We are all trying to grasp onto information as soon as it comes out! Many of these websites are experiencing a tremendous volume of applications, so be ready and persevere if possible..  If you have information to add to this page, please email to


Please start by taking The COVID-19 Impact Survey for
Artists and Creative Workers set up by Americans For the Arts HERE.


There are many changes to the unemployment rules as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Many people who were previously unable to apply are now eligible for assistance. Again, be aware that there are likely to be delays and snags, but it is good to try and get into the system as soon as possible. For more information click HERE. 


Arts North Carolina has set up a great resource page HERE.


Our neighbors in Asheville have information HERE

And you can see what WNC regional arts councils are up to HERE.


To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Click HERE for more information.

Anyone who is an artist (of any kind) can request funds from Artist Relief Tree. We plan to fulfill every request with a flat US$250 on a first-come-first-serve basis. Click HERE for details.

The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Click HERE to find out to apply or donate to this fund. 

If you are or have been a professional in the business of bluegrass and are in a time of emergency need, apply to the Bluegrass Trust Fund.

Financial grants and loans are available to individuals anywhere in the world who are involved as a professional in bluegrass music (or who have been actively involved at some point in their career). For more information click  HERE




And click HERE for another list of artist resources.