ArtsGreensboro Launches Artist Emergency Relief Fund

ArtsGreensboro launches the Greensboro Artist Emergency Relief Fund directed toward working artists in the Greater Greensboro area who have lost fees, commissions, sales, and other incoming generating activities. The creative community is a critical part of our local economy and helps drive the vibrancy we want to have in the city in which we live. ArtsGreensboro is asking our community to help sustain artists through this challenging time.

The Greensboro Artist Emergency Relief Fund is separate from the ArtsFund. 100% of funds (less processing fees) raised through this effort will be distributed out on a weekly basis, but it is a FUNDS IN/FUNDS OUT process. Funds distributed are directly correlated to dollars raised. Gifts of any size can make an impact for an artist, from helping to pay for a utility bill to paying for groceries. ArtsGreensboro’s goal is to provide financial relief for artists who are essential in ensuring our community is vibrant in all art forms and drives tourism and economic impact.


We encourage any artist in need of support due to cancellations from the outbreak of COVID-19 to fill out this application. This Fund is a money-in, money-out fund. ArtsGreensboro will disperse funds weekly, based on the amount donated. This Fund is directed to working artists, not organizations or nonprofits. 

The Greensboro Artist Emergency Relief Fund is managed by ArtsGreensboro (United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro), a 501©3 nonprofit. It is a stand-alone dedicated fund to support local artists and not a part of our community-wide ArtsFund campaign. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donate to the Relief Fund here.

Apply for the Relief Fund here.