ArtsWave, the engine for the region's arts, announced that $100,000+ is available in new relief funds for artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Regional Artist Relief Fund will provide grants of $1,000 each to as many as 100 performing and visual artists who live within the 15-county Greater Cincinnati MSA. Eligibility guidelines and application for ArtsWave's Regional Artist Relief program can be found at: artswave.org/apply. This funding opportunity mirrors the December distribution of $200,000 in CARES Act dollars by ArtsWave on behalf of the City of Cincinnati, to 107 city-based artists. Thanks to new private sources, including ArtsWave's Arts Vibrancy Recovery Fund, this next relief program expands assistance to artists who live beyond the city limits. Anyone who would like to donate to the 2021 Artist Relief program can do so by going to artswave.org/artist between now and January 31.
January 7, 2021 at 10:53 AM EST - Updated January 7 at 10:53 AM