The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies.
The Cycle 7 application is now open and will close on Monday, May 3 for emergencies occurring September 1, 2020 or later.
There is one additional cycle currently scheduled: Cycle 8 will open on Tuesday, June 8, and close on Tuesday, June 29, for emergencies occurring November 1, 2020 and later.
-Open to visual and media artists and choreographers.
-Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time each cycle closes.
-Open to artists who reside in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories.
-Open to artists whose adjusted gross annual income is $75,000 or lower for an individual, or $150,000 for joint filers, averaged over the last two federal tax returns.
-All eligible medical emergencies or treatment needs to occur in the U.S.
-Applicants must demonstrate current and ongoing activity in artistic discipline/s.
-Applicants cannot be enrolled in any degree-seeking program.
-Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to: hospital and doctor bills (including insurance co-pays), tests, physical/occupational therapy, prescription drugs specifically for the emergency medical condition, and emergency dental work.
-Artists of color, artists with disabilities, and those living outside of the East and West coasts are particularly encouraged to apply.