Presented in part with the Theatre Bay Area Arts Worker Relief Fund, the Independent Arts & Media Bay Area Arts Worker Relief Fund is a resource for arts workers who are facing a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Any resident of the San Francisco Bay Area who has worked professionally or vocationally in the arts community, who has been an active participant in the arts community (those whose life’s work is the arts, regardless of the income derived from work in the arts), and has experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19 is welcome to apply.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and are subject to approval and the availability of funds. If approved, the amount received may fluctuate according to how much is available within the Fund.
Priority will be given to arts workers within the following communities: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color); Disability community, including immunocompromised; and/or LGBTQIA+.
First round grants will be sent in May 2020. We will continue to raise funds in order to award more grants.
If you are an Arts Worker within the performing or musical arts, please apply to Theatre Bay Area's Worker Fund.