CARES Artist Relief Grants – Cycle 2 – Application now open!

The Delaware Division of the Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has developed a program to help support Delaware’s artists who add value to the state’s economy and bolster the creative life of our communities.

The CARES Artist Relief provides grants up to $500 to Delaware artists impacted by the cancellation of a specific, scheduled event, gig, or opportunity (e.g., commissions, performances, readings, contracts, teaching classes etc.) because of COVID-19.

This short-term program is reopening for a second round of applications from July 6-31, 2020. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on July 31, 2020.

Eligible financial losses include, but are not limited to, those which – due to the COVID-19 pandemic – resulted from an inability to

  • teach in-person arts classes or workshops
  • participate in paid residencies
  • perform in paid gigs
  • display work in art galleries or museum shows
  • sell work at craft fairs or artistic conventions
  • offer services as a teaching artist

Please note that this relief funding is intended for urgent needs. Because of limited available funding, if you have alternate sources of income that meet your basic needs, we ask that you refrain from applying.

The application closes on July 31. Link to the application is in the Guidelines