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A Message to our Community: Resources for Artists in Need

March 23, 2020

This is an extremely challenging time for our writing and small press publishing community. We know not everyone is dealing with health concerns but the significant economic impact to individual writers, artists, and arts organizations - including small press publishers. 

What follows are lists from fellow arts organizations of resources for artists and non-profits in regard to health, funding, work opportunities, and more in response to the international spread of COVID-19. We hope these are useful to you and that they get into the hands that need them most. Above all, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy in these strange, uncertain times. Thank you for your continued support. 

NYS Council on the Arts 

Resources for New York State Arts and Culture organizations, including information regarding event safety, news sources, legal support, arts education support, community building and others. 

Creative Capital 

Resources for artists in times of need including grants, artist's funds, job listings, and sources of daily information on the development of COVID-19, plus upcoming opportunities and deadlines in March and April 2020. 

Freelance Artist Resource 

Resources including advice for general preparedness, advocacy alerts, emergency funding, international resources, online platforms, health and mental health resources, temporary and remote job opportunities and more. 

NYFA 

A message from Michael L. Royce, Executive Director of NYFA, and a list of resources for preparedness and response to COVID-19 geared toward artists from arts organizations. 

Asian American Arts Alliance 

A short message and list from the AAAA including arts and culture organizations' responses to COVID-19 and their resources, as well as those of NY State Public Health organizations. 

Cave Canem

Lots of great resources on this page including relief funds for queer writers and writers of color, as well as a virtual writing community led by Cave Canem with prompts and links to poetry-related readings. 

Grantmakers in the Arts 

A letter from GIA's President and CEO, Eddie Torres, and a list of resources regarding support for artists, relevant news outlets, and guidance for non-profits. 

Council on Foundations 

Resources for employers and employees, response to COVID-19, and response funds and funding opportunities. 

Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our 2019 end-of-year fundraising goal!

January 5, 2020

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our end of the year  campaign. We really really appreciate your help and encouragement. Thanks to you we successfully met and exceeded our end of year fundraising goal through combined donations through our website, facebook and other platforms. With that support, we are excited to publish some amazing new books of poetry and cross-genre literature in 2020. It will also enable us to support our publication opportunities like our annual open reading period and our new Other Futures Award in the spring/early summer. In addition, your support will help us continue to develop our new online publishing space futurefeed that supports online residencies by noted writers and to continue to host free literary events for the public in New York City and nationally. It will also enable us to pay our freelance editors and designers a fair wage that supports the quality work they are doing on behalf of our authors and the press. 

All of our new and recent supporters are featured on our Supporter page on our web site

If you missed our end of year campaign and would still like to learn more about ways to get involved, please visit our Ways to Support page. 

Thanks again for your continued and generous support!

The Editors