City Arts Collaborative Launches Relief Fund For Regional Artists

A painting by the graffiti artist Bandit titled “Our Nurses, Our Saints” is seen on a wall in the lower ninth ward on April 03, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

City community arts and culture organizations are creating an emergency relief fund for area artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Antenna, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, Junebug Productions and the Weavers Fellowship launched the 'Creative Response Relief Fund' yesterday which offers $2,000 in individual emergency relief grants.

According to reports, qualifying applicants must be a practicing artist of any discipline, including culture bearers, must have lived and worked in the Greater New Orleans metro area for at least 12 months, and must have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents looking for more information on the application and the application process are asked to visit

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