Amazing Links and info in the September Newsletter from the City of Boston:

City of Boston Artist Resource Desk Newsletter – September 2020


Dear Artists and Friends,

Please review the following links and check to see if you qualify. Demand is high so we urge you to apply as soon as possible.

LINKS as of May 18, 2020
Survey for Creative Workers + Artists This survey is designed in partnership with MassCreative to gather information about creative workers and artists in Massachusetts to help advocate for freelancers, gig workers, and the self-employed in our cultural communities and to ensure that artists and creative workers are getting the support they need.
The Radical Imagination for Racial Justice (RIRJ) Program invites Boston-based artists of color (of all ages 14+) to imagine a racially just Boston and co-created justice with their communities.
Grants will be awarded in amounts of $1,000, $25,000, and $40,000. The application portal opens May 18 and closes June 8.
Join us for Virtual Info Sessions on:
Monday, May 18, 1pm


LINKS from April 21, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits, including self-employed workers.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund for MassachusettsSmall Business Recovery Grant Application. This application form captures preliminary information for a business seeking a LISC Small Business Recovery Grant for Massachusetts.

LINKS from April 12, 2020

Boston Artist Relief Fund

Boston Music Maker COVID-19 Fund

Boston Dance Alliance Relief Fund

Boston Resiliency Fund

Boston Rental Relief Fund

Boston Small Business Relief Fund

Boston Singers’ Relief Fund

MCC COVID-19 Relief Effort for Individuals

Gaming Mitigation Grants

COVID-19 Small Business Association Loans

Links for more information:

COVID-19 and Boston’s Arts Sector

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

MassCreative Advocacy Actions