Artists' Fellowship, Inc.
Emergency Aid Resources
Language in quotes and italics is from the websites of the individual organizations. You must do your own research. The Artists Fellowship encourages you to research, consider and apply for aid where appropriate.

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation

(Emergency Grants Program)
380 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-0581

"Öto provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists 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.

The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment. Language in quotes and italics is from the websites of the individual organizations. You must do your own research. The Artists Fellowship encourages you to research, consider and apply for aid where appropriate."

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

863 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10075
(212) 517-5400

"The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time."


(Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc.)
535 Stone Cutters Way Suite 202
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-2306

"An applicant must be a professional artist working in a craft discipline (such as potter, metalsmith, glass artist, woodworker, fiber artist or furniture maker) who has had a recent, career-threatening emergency and be a legal U.S. resident. In addition to submitting a completed application form, an applicant is required to provide documentation about his/her craft career and the emergency"

Hero Initiative

11301 Olympic Blvd, #587
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(626) 676-6354

"An applicant must have been a working comic book writer, penciler, inker, colorist, or letterer on a work-for-hire basis for no less than 10 years since January 1, 1934. An applicant must demonstrate to the Hero Disbursement Committee adequate evidence of financial need via verbal and written documentation."

Joan Mitchell Foundation
137 West 25th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 524-0100

"The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to US based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or manmade disasters that have affected their community. Artists who have been negatively impacted due to catastrophic situations of this nature can apply to the Foundation for funding.

The Foundation's emergency funding is specific to natural or man-made disasters, and usually those that have affected a community on a broad scale. While we acknowledge the tremendous need for support following personal emergencies, we regret that the Foundation is currently unable to provide this type of emergency funding."

The Haven Foundation
The Haven Foundation
P. O. Box 128
Brewer, ME 04412

"A freelance qualified person. The Foundation defines the group to include all persons connected with the artistic or entertainment industries including, but not limited to authors, actors, singers, dancers, directors, producers, choreographers, musicians, artists, screenwriters, technical support professionals or other performers. The Foundation considers the following media categories as part of the entertainment industry: books (including audio books), movies, music, theatre, dance and television.

The qualified person must have experienced a recent, unforeseen emergency or triggering event that has significantly and adversely affected the qualified personís ability to produce, perform and/or market his/her work and, thus, creates the need for immediate relief funds and/or assistance. The Foundation is not able to assist in situations of financial need that result solely from lack of employment, poor sales and/or poor business practices.

Please Note: There has been some confusion between The Haven Foundationís web site ( and another (also named Haven Foundation) web site ( We are not affiliated with that foundation or their web site and do not provide grants to assist with writing and/or publication."

New York Foundation for the Arts

20 Jay Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: (212) 366-6900
F: (212) 366-1778

"Established in 1971 as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development. In 2009, NYFA extended its programs and services throughout the United States and the international community. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual and collaborative artists living and working in New York State."