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ATTENTION: Even if you do not file for IRS income tax, you are still eligible for IRS COVID-19 relief funds! Enter Info Here
Newly added 6/10/20:
Miami-Dade Artists Support! (MÁS!) Grants Program
The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs join forces for the Miami-Dade Artists Support! (MÁS!) Grants Program.
The application is available online, with awards ranging from $200 to $500. Deadline on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
FREE help filling out the application from Cultured Innovations.
Guitars Over Guns Miami COVID-19 Resources
This is an extensive list of all sorts of resources!
CIC Info CIC COVID-19 Resources Page Updated
Adobe Users: Apply for the Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund 2020
Small business owners (which includes most artists): apply for the Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All Grants
Search for government funding options from Gusto for Small Businesses: COVID-19 Small Business Relief Finder
For STARTUPS, here is a list of Venture Capitalists actively looking for deals, 2020 DocSend Startup Index: Active VC List
Artist Relief 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.
Small Business Administration Coronavirus Relief Options
As independent small businesses, many artists may qualify for these opportunities.
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Artists ARE small business people! Use these resources!
The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.
This includes small businesses, sole proprietorships, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals. Most artists are self-employed or sole proprietorships. Small non-profits qualify as small businesses.
Information sheet – https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP%20Borrower%20Information%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf
The main takeaway here is that you apply through your (or any) bank. Call them to ask about this.
Use this tool to find a nearby lender eligible to issue a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program.
Disaster Loan Assistance – Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-profits, Homeowners and Renters Application