New Haven Creative Sector Relief Fund

Arts Council of Greater New Haven

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Fields of work: Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Art & Culture

Applicant type: Artist, Nonprofit, For-Profit Business

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: New Haven County, Connecticut

Location of residency: New Haven County, Connecticut

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NOTE: ** Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis depending on available funding. We are actively accepting donations (visit or contact [email protected]) to expand this fund to support as many requests as possible ** 

New Haven Creative Sector Relief Fund

The New Haven Creative Sector Relief Fund will distribute immediate financial assistance to individual creatives and arts institutions most impacted by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). This is a partnership between the City of New Haven’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. 

Applicants can apply on a rolling basis to receive up to $1,000 based on their financial situation, with a priority for low-income individuals and small-budget arts organizations. Applications will be reviewed weekly and payments sent 2 days after review. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Individual creatives with annual incomes under the United Way’s ALICE Household Stability Budget* threshold can apply: 
    • Practicing artists of any discipline
    • Teaching artists
    • Arts industry workers
  • Arts institutions with average annual budgets under $500,000 can apply: 
    • Nonprofit arts organizations
    • Creative businesses
  • Applicants can request: 
    • Reimbursement for lost income  (ex: canceled events or services, nonrefundable expenses)
    • Compensation for an individual's reduced hours at arts or supplemental employment    (ex: arts institution employees, part-time service industry staff)
    • Investment in solutions that create work opportunities or new revenue (ex: new digital technology or expanded public health accommodations)


This page was last reviewed July 30, 2020 and last updated July 30, 2020