Erie Arts & Culture announces new guidelines for Emergency Assistance Fund

Erie Arts & Culture announced Friday new guidelines for the Emergency Financial Assistance Fund.

With the Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, creative and cultural professionals, including artists of all disciplines, who have experienced a disruption to their income stream can request up to $500 in assistance.

These funds are critical to ensuring that creative and cultural workers in Erie receive the support that they need – particularly when many have already been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the newly expanded guidelines, these individuals will have greater opportunity to receive financial support to help them recover from unforeseen circumstances

Laurel Mitchell, Director of Public Impact

Creative and cultural workers residing in Erie County are welcome to apply for funding if they can demonstrate income loss due to the following:

  • Theft, fire, flood, accident, or other unforeseen circumstances that impact the ability to create work
  • Personal illness or illness of a dependent
  • Cancelled events or exhibitions
  • Loss of revenue due to shut down orders or capacity limits
  • Travel restrictions
  • Furloughs

Applications for this month are open from July 1st to July 21st.

Click here to learn more information on the Emergency Financial Fund.

For news delivered right to yousubscribe to JET 24/FOX 66/’s breaking & daily news email list

Angelia S. Rico

Next Post

Must see arts events for July

Sun Jul 4 , 2021
Phoenix might seem like the place to escape at this time of year — but the art scene this July might say otherwise.  Art lovers can enjoy dinner and a show at Arizona Broadway Theatre or learn about French culture through music at the Musical Instrument Museum. Some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most precious belongings are […]

You May Like