Europe and North America: Opportunities



Colorado Coronavirus: COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund

Description: As Denver arts & culture organizations are hit with an unprecedented loss in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and The Denver Foundation have teamed up to create an emergency fund aimed at helping metro Denver small and mid-sized arts & culture organizations survive this crisis
Grant Amounts: $5,000 to $50,000 per organization
Application Open: Monday, June 8 and close Friday June 26


Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: Covid-19 Emergency Fund
Description: An emergency fund support to artists or artistic production entities whose projects were cancelled or in areas to which the Foundation supports in the form of partial subsidy of lost earnings and contributing towards meeting living costs


Arts Council England: Awarding Funds from the National Lottery
Description: An emergency response fund for individuals working in the cultural sector, including artists, creative practitioners and freelancers
Grant Amount: Up to £2,500
Deadlines: 16 April (round 1) & 30 April (round 2)


Creative Europe Deadlines Extended
Description: Because of the difficulties experienced by applicants due to the coronavirus outbreak, the deadlines for submission of applications for some calls has been extended.


Prohelvetia: Close Distance, Seeking New Cultural Formats
Description: Intends to support projects by Swiss cultural organisations and institutions as well as arts practitioners that are seeking creative and innovative ways of coping with the newly imposed distance
Grant Amounts: Up to 47 000 Euros
Deadline: 3 June 2020


European Cultural Foundation: Culture of Solidarity Fund
Description: The Fund supports imaginative cultural initiatives that, in the midst of the global pandemic crisis reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space
Grant Amounts: From 5 000 – 50 000 euros
1st Round Deadline: 27 April 2020 (12.00 CET)


Unison Benevolent:  Relief Program for Canada’s Music Industry
Description:A critical safety-net for members of Canada’s music industry deeply affected by the COVID-19 virus itself, and the precautions and protocols surrounding it
Relief Amount: Unspecified
Deadline: Ongoing
Register here


PEN America: Writer’s Emergency Fund
Description: PEN America will distribute grants of $500 to $1,000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak
Eligible Applications: Professional writers based in the US
Fund Amount: $500 – $1 000
Deadline: Ongoing


Directors Guild Foundation: Financial Hardship Assistance
Description: COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to aid members directly impacted by the current production shutdown
Eligible Applications: Here
Fund Amount: $1 000 grant
Deadline: Ongoing


Artist Relief Fund in Bulgaria 
Description: Help raise emergency relief funds for artists in Bulgaria. Funds will be given to artists who have lost income due to COVID-19



European Theatre Convention: Online Seminar
Description: Training, mentoring and networking event for theatre professionals
Eligibility:  Theatre directors, managers and administrators, producers and touring managers, dramaturgs, international relation managers or personal assistants, from independent companies and institutional theatres across Europe
Deadline: 11 May 2020


ScreenSkills Training Courses
Description: Various training, mentorship and online support initiatives
Eligibility: UK film, television, VFX, animation and games industry
Start Dates: Varied



State of the Arts: Online Survey on COVID-19 in Culture  
Description: Everywhere cultural and artistic events are cancelled. What are the economic effects for the most vulnerable group of freelance artists? How are you as an artist affected economically? Testify about effects and proposals for solidarity.



Festival of Nothing 2020

Description: NIC 2020 is a festival that doesn’t exist. Cultural institutions cannot offer you real experience due to the state of emergency but you can show them your support nonetheless – by buying a ticket for nothing. The symbolic event will take place on the Czech Day of Love, in collaboration with various cultural organisations across the country
Date: 1 May 2020
Get your tickets online