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Arts Related Resources During COVID-19

To support the arts during COVID-19, please find below a shared list of informational resources for artists, art professionals, philanthropists, and art lovers.

CLEVELAND RESOURCES

Creative Compass  COVID-19 Resources

Creative Compass is a service of Arts Cleveland, focusing efforts on gathering resources to help our creative sector, working with partners and funders to facilitate information gathering and sharing, and continuing to educate and advocate on behalf of our creative industries.

CLEVELAND OPPORTUNITIES

https://spacesgallery.submittable.com/submit

The Satellite Fund: Emergency Relief Grant

Applications will be accepted through April 24th, 2020 with release of funding soon thereafter.

2020 Urgent Art Fund

Applications for the Urgent Art Fund will be accepted on a rolling basis until all 5 project support grants in 2020 have been awarded. Ends December 21, 2020.

NATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program

The Actors Fund provides services and financial support to entertainment professionals facing personal or work-related problems. It is also a conduit for emergency financial assistance in times of pressing need or in response to catastrophic events.

Artist Relief Project

Artists in any discipline who has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for assistance from this relief fund.

Authors League Fund

The Author League Fund helps professional writers in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses.

The Blues Foundation HART Fund

The Blues Foundation Handy Artists Relief Trust Fund is available to Blues musicians and their families who are in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.

Carnegie Fund for Authors

The Carnegie Fund for Authors awards grants to published authors who are in need of emergency financial assistance as a result of illness or injury to self, spouse, or dependent child, or who has had some other misfortune that has placed the applicant in pressing and substantial pecuniary need.

CERF+ Artist Safety Net

Artists who have suffered from a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster, can apply for funding. CERF+ also has a list of resources centered around the pandemic.

Dramatists Guild Foundation

DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

Gottlieb Emergency Grant

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

Jazz Foundation Musicians Emergency Fund

Musicians who have made a living playing blues, jazz, and roots music can apply for emergency funding from the Jazz Foundation.

Musicians Foundation

The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.

PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund

The PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund is a small grants program for professional—published or produced—writers in acute or unexpected financial crisis. Depending on the situation and level of need, grants are in the range of $2,000.

The Photographer Fund

Format has put together a $25,000 relief fund designed to help photographers facing financial difficulties during the outbreak. The fund offers $500 per person.

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

This fund is for queer writers of color who are in need of financial assistance. The fund will make disbursements once per day.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

This relief fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet because of COVID-19.

Art Interrupted Emergency Arts Fund

Twenty Summer has launched an emergency fund for artists and arts organizations suffering from unexpected and unmanageable financial loss as a result of the COVID-19. Artists can receive up to $500, while arts organizations can receive up to $1,000.

 

Call for Artists – Wagar Park Street Mural

The City of Lakewood is excited to announce a Call for Artists for the Wagar Park Street Mural. This is the first step of a two-step process to select the best and most qualified public artist(s) for the project.

Deadline: May 11, 2020; 4:00 pm

Budget: $30,750; all inclusive, for design, fabrication/installation, and honorarium for finalists

Click here for the details.

 

Spectacular Vernacular

Spectacular Vernacular is a city-wide public arts initiative created to provide funding for civic art and urban design projects within the city of Lakewood. The goal of the program is to incentivize community-driven art and design projects.

Deadline for Proposals: April 9, 2020
Budget: Up to $5,000 for selected projects

Spectacular Vernacular RFP

Wagar Park Update – March 11, 2020

We are proud to announce the City of Lakewood’s resident-led selection panel identified the team of MKSK as the best and most qualified artist for the social seating arrangement at Wagar Park. MKSK was chosen through a two-part process based on criteria established by the public selection panel, input from students at Harding Middle School, and recommendations by Public Works.

MKSK’s conceptual proposal can be found here.

Wagar Park

The City of Lakewood is excited to launch the Art in the Parks Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Wagar Park.  This is the first step of a two-step process to select the best and most qualified public artist(s) for a social seating arrangement at Wagar Park.

RFQ Deadline: July 31, 2019
Budget: $50,000; all inclusive, for design, fabrication, and honorarium for finalists

Wagar Park RFQ

 

2018 LAMP

The goal of the Lakewood Art Mural Program (LAMP) is to energize private investment in quality public art in the form of murals that will enhance our commercial corridors and create a sense of place.

 

Rosewood Avenue Mural Project

In 2017, the City of Lakewood completed their first large-scale public art installation to pilot the closure of Rosewood Avenue for future Wagar Park expansion.  A timelapse of the process documents the work completed by the winning artist and Lakewood business, Studio Chartreuse.

 

Ice Cream Social celebrating the completion of the Street Mural. Photos by Bridget Caswell.

 

Custom Bike Racks & Bus Stops

Existing infrastructure can also be seen as an opportunity for public art.  Custom bike racks have been installed around the city to add interest to our parks and transit waiting environments.  RTA has worked with the city to install custom artwork on the bus shelters.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom bike racks at Madison Park and outside Lakewood City Hall.

Detroit/Warren Transit Waiting Environment Designed by Sheila Weil & Joseph DeLuca.

  • CLEVELAND RESOURCES

    Creative Compass  COVID-19 Resources

    Creative Compass is a service of Arts Cleveland, focusing efforts on gathering resources to help our creative sector, working with partners and funders to facilitate information gathering and sharing, and continuing to educate and advocate on behalf of our creative industries.

     

    CLEVELAND OPPORTUNITIES

    https://spacesgallery.submittable.com/submit

    The Satellite Fund: Emergency Relief Grant

    Applications will be accepted through April 24th, 2020 with release of funding soon thereafter.

    2020 Urgent Art Fund

    Applications for the Urgent Art Fund will be accepted on a rolling basis until all 5 project support grants in 2020 have been awarded. Ends December 21, 2020.

    NATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

    Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program

    The Actors Fund provides services and financial support to entertainment professionals facing personal or work-related problems. It is also a conduit for emergency financial assistance in times of pressing need or in response to catastrophic events.

    Artist Relief Project

    Artists in any discipline who has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for assistance from this relief fund.

    Authors League Fund

    The Author League Fund helps professional writers in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses.

    The Blues Foundation HART Fund

    The Blues Foundation Handy Artists Relief Trust Fund is available to Blues musicians and their families who are in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.

    Carnegie Fund for Authors

    The Carnegie Fund for Authors awards grants to published authors who are in need of emergency financial assistance as a result of illness or injury to self, spouse, or dependent child, or who has had some other misfortune that has placed the applicant in pressing and substantial pecuniary need.

    CERF+ Artist Safety Net

    Artists who have suffered from a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster, can apply for funding. CERF+ also has a list of resources centered around the pandemic.

    Dramatists Guild Foundation

    DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.

    Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

    Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

    Gottlieb Emergency Grant

    The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

    Jazz Foundation Musicians Emergency Fund

    Musicians who have made a living playing blues, jazz, and roots music can apply for emergency funding from the Jazz Foundation.

    Musicians Foundation

    The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.

    PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund

    The PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund is a small grants program for professional—published or produced—writers in acute or unexpected financial crisis. Depending on the situation and level of need, grants are in the range of $2,000.

    The Photographer Fund

    Format has put together a $25,000 relief fund designed to help photographers facing financial difficulties during the outbreak. The fund offers $500 per person.

    Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

    This fund is for queer writers of color who are in need of financial assistance. The fund will make disbursements once per day.

    Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

    This relief fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet because of COVID-19.

    Art Interrupted Emergency Arts Fund

    Twenty Summer has launched an emergency fund for artists and arts organizations suffering from unexpected and unmanageable financial loss as a result of the COVID-19. Artists can receive up to $500, while arts organizations can receive up to $1,000.

  • Why Public Art?+-

    Public Art has the ability to provide aesthetic beauty, to educate and inspire, to stimulate commerce and increase real estate values, to build better citizens and provide for cultural interpretation, to increase tourism and provide other benefits.

    In addition, public art: enhances our experience of a place and our quality of life; engenders a sense of pride and community identity; reaches audiences outside of museums, galleries and theaters; adds beauty to everyday life; declares the worth of a place and a time in our shared cultures.

    If you have an idea for a permanent or programmatic installation, please contact the Department of Planning and Development at planning@lakewoodoh.net.

  • Public Art Task Force+-

    Who’s on the Task Force?

    • Michael Gill
    • Elizabeth Grace
    • Tiffany Graham
    • Lee Norris
    • Beth Ryan
    • Achala Wali

    Task Force Objectives

    • Assist with the selection of art installation in Lakewood
    • Develop public art strategy options for citywide program
    • Research and formulate potential funding options
    • Help market, support, fundraise for public art
    • Report findings to Council

    City council presentation

  • In the news+-

  • References+-