Emergency Grants

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be living in the United States or U.S. territories and have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other)
  • Applicants must have committed performance or exhibition opportunities, and be able to provide specific dates at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants may not reapply for a project for which they have previously been denied funding.
  • If you have received support from the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund, you are still eligible to apply for an Emergency Grant.
  • For the purpose of providing COVID-19 relief, we are temporarily suspending the three-year waiting period between grants. If you have received a grant from the Foundation in 2020 or earlier, you may apply for an Emergency Grant. The three-year waiting period will re-start with your next Emergency Grant.
  • To confirm that your application meets program guidelines, please review our Emergency Grants F.A.Q.s.

EMERGENCY GRANTS DO NOT SUPPORT

  • Life-related emergencies such as food, rent, medical bills, childcare, and other basic necessities
  • Reimbursement for expenses that you have already incurred
  • Projects with no scheduled exhibition or performance dates
  • Fees for participation in a residency program, or other educational and artistic development opportunities. Review our Emergency Grants F.A.Q.s for residency-related questions.
  • Deposits and registration fees for participation in an exhibition, fair, or other presentation opportunity
  • Projects taking place in commercial gallery spaces
  • Youth or educational programming
  • Requests to attend, present at, or organize professional training, workshops, lectures, symposiums, conferences, or competitions
  • Students (high school, undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D., doctoral candidates, and other students enrolled in any degree program at the time of application) are not eligible to apply
  • Production of CDs, albums, or music videos
  • Framing is generally not considered to be an urgent need unless the framing is clearly demonstrated to be an essential part of the work that will be presented

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Emergency Grants: Guidelines

Ivy Baldwin, performance still from Emergency Grants-supported Quarry, at MANITOGA/The Russel Wright Design Center in Garrison, NY, 2019. Photo by Maria Baranova. 

Emergency Grants: Guidelines

Body Weather Laboratory, performance still from Emergency Grants-supported Façade of Time on the streets and canals of Venice, CA, 2019. Photo by Moses Hacmon.

Emergency Grants: Guidelines

Raafi Rivero, installation view of Emergency Grants-supported project Unarmed, at Leon Gallery in Denver, CO, 2021.