COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant for Arts Organizations
About This Grant
The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) developed the COVID-19 emergency response grant to provide funding of up to $600 for artists and art organizations to do art projects online or in other forms during the current shut down of arts venues.
This grant is for artists and art organizations who have had projects cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. We are striving to encourage the practice of social distancing. Projects may be in any form or discipline, including performance, dance, storytelling, photography, film, sculpture, painting, and more. Applicants must show that they can do the project without needing to violate any public health guidelines. For example, no in-person activities are allowed. Artists may only work with each other virtually. Funding cannot be used for an already ECRAC-funded project. Your project must be completed, and grant funds spent, by June 30, 2021.
- What project was delayed or postponed due to COVID-19?
- What do you propose to do?
- What impact on the public do you think it will have?
- How will you know that you have been successful?
- How will you assure that public health guidelines are followed?
- Please explain how exactly you would spend the money.
We may contact you to ask additional questions.
Optional Questions: Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself or your proposed project?
Where to Apply
All applications must be submitted through the ECRAC Grant Portal. Please refer to the tips below to help you navigate the new system.
Links for each grant program application usually become available about 4 weeks prior to each grant deadline but this grant program is receiving applications daily through June 30, 2020.
On your first visit to the ECRAC Grant Portal, you will need to create a new account with a username and password. Please note that if you are applying as an organization, your organization can only have one username and password for the online system. Please be sure to keep this information as you will need it again to access the Portal for grant requirements and for all future requests.
Returning to an Application:
Your application does not need to be completed in one session and can be returned to and edited until you formally submit the application. Please be sure to save your application often while working on it and before you exit the system. To return to your application, you can access the ECRAC Grant Portal through the Manage My Grant page. There you may logon using the email address and password you created the first time you entered.
There are fields in the application that will require you to upload information (documents, media, etc.). You will need to follow the system directions regarding file size and uploading. Please note that your information may not be completely uploaded until you click “Save”. Be sure to save your application often so as not to lose any progress or information.
Submitting an Application:
Once you have completed and reviewed your application, you may submit the application for funding consideration. Once an application has been submitted you will be able to view the application, but not edit or make any changes to it.