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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. Please contact the Joan Mitchell Foundation for additional information at–More info at

CERF+ Grant

CERF+ is a national artists’ service organization who provides emergency artist resources Direct Assistance to Artists Working in Craft Disciplines CERF+’s programs include:Grants up to $6,000;No-interest loans up to $9,000;Booth fee waivers at craft shows;Discounts on materials and equipment from suppliers and manufacturers;Assistance with business development through referrals to consultants and other low or no-cost resourcesFor eligibility requirements and more detailed information, please visit the Emergency Relief section of their website or contact them at:

CERF+535 Stone Cutters Way, Suite 202

Montpelier, VT 05602-3796

ph: (802) 229-2306

fx: (802) 223-6484

The Creative Relief Louisiana site can direct you to the individual regional arts council pages that where you can make donations – Link HERE

As we continue with recovery efforts, Greater Baton Rouge area funders want to ensure that all area non-profits know about the availability of FEMA Public Assistance for Private Non-Profits. Please see the attached brochure regarding eligibility.  The deadline to apply is October 15, 2016. – Link HERE

Premier Production & Sound Services, LLC – This program will provide no cost use of JBL EON612 Stage monitor Powered Speaker Systems to victims of the recent flooding. – Link HERE

Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities – Non-profits who incurred physical damage to buildings, grounds, and/or art collections are eligible for $1,000 in funding from Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities. – Link HERE

Louisiana Association of Educators and The NEA Foundation –  To provide financial assistance to members who are victims of the 2016 flooding and its aftermath. – Link HERE

South Arts – ArtsReady, an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. – Link HERE

Jazz Foundation of America – The JMEF is committed to helping jazz professionals, especially older musicians, overcome their hard times and to help them get back on their feet, making emergency funds available for immediate needs. – Link HERE

The Actors Fund – Provides a list of health insurance and medical emergency resources for artists in all disciplines, organized by state. – Link HERE

The Rhythm and Blues Foundation – Provides emergency financial assistance and career recognition awards to artists and practitioners of rhythm and blues music. – Link HERE

Preservation Hall – New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Foundation has announced the creation of a new emergency relief fund to help musicians whose lives have been affected by the disaster. – Link HERE

Louisiana Division of the Arts – Emergency Funds and Preparedness Resources – Link HERE

The CERF+ Studio Protector – Extensive information and resources designed to help artists and those helping them in the disaster recovery effort, as well as Disaster Planning Resources

     Getting help from FEMA and other major relief providers – Link HERE

     Disaster aid provided by arts related organizations – Link HERE

     Managing disaster recovery volunteers and volunteering  – Link HERE

     Tips for disaster clean-up – Link HERE

     Rebounding after a disaster – Link HERE

     Mold-Damaged Artwork:  DIY Emergency Salvage Techniques for Studio Artists – Link HERE

LYRASIS – If your library or institution has suffered damage and would like to request assistance, contact LYRASIS Preservation Services at 504.300.9478. Preservation Services staff is available to provide advice on salvaging collections or connect you to additional resources 24/7. This service, along with all others listed on this page, is free of charge.

The Actors Fund – If you or someone you know has been affected by the recent flooding in southern Louisiana/ Baton Rouge and are in need of emergency financial assistance or other support, please contact The Actors Fund at 800.221.7303 ext. 119. – Link HERE

MusiCares – MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. -Link HERE

Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund – LSBRF will be providing grants to small businesses trying desperately to reopen and serve their community. 100% of the funds will flow directly to Louisiana small businesses, and contributions are tax deductible.  An independent review team will consider each application on the merits and prioritize those requests that will help get the business back on its feet and save the jobs in that area.  Information on how to apply for the grants will be released very soon.- Link HERE

Kurt Weill Foundation – The 2017 competition seeks exceptionally talented young singer/actors who excel in a wide range of musical theater styles to compete for first-, second-, and third-place prizes of $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000. – Link HERE

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation – Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded to projects that strengthen the infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theater fields. – Link HERE

The Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund – Business disaster relief information – Link HERE