Opportunities

RESOURCES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

These are difficult times for everyone. There are many ways support is being coordinated at all levels. In this section, we will pass along resources at the local, regional, state, and national level for financial assistance. Our goal is to support and help you, the art leaders of Boulder, sustain your workforce and your business through this crisis.

Our goal is to connect you with the resources available to help you, the art leaders of Boulder, sustain your workforce and your business through the crisis and beyond.
Emergency Support:
  • The National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Responseis a voluntary task force of national, regional, state and local arts organizations, and other agencies. They have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.
  • CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort in 1985. It has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers.
  • The Colorado Artist Relief Fundsupports artists experiencing economic distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists living in Colorado, working in multiple disciplines. Rolling deadline.
New and Updated:

Many of the resources we have listed in previous newsletters are still open for applications. The full list of resources available at the Colorado Creative Industries website.

For Nonprofits:

    For Artists and Small Business Owners

    In Support of our Arts Community

    • Contact Boulder County Arts Alliance or the Community Foundation of Boulder County to donate for direct support of artists in our community.
    • Arts and culture are essential to Colorado’s economic and social vitality. It’s undeniable that artists, cultural organizations and creative businesses need your support, now more than ever, as they face major economic challenges due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many ways you can help the arts sector survive this challenging time, as well as continue to be enriched by Colorado’s artistic vibrancy. You can do so by Forgoing Ticket Refunds, Donating Today and Supporting Colorado Artists. Arts through it All is a result of collaborative efforts amongst a coalition of the state’s leading arts and cultural organizations, including Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA), Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and several local and regional arts agencies, including Denver Arts & Venues, City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), and others.

    There are many more resources available.  A great list is found on the Grantmakers in the Arts website. Staff at the Office of Arts and Culture is participating in a city-wide response to the emergency.  And, we continue to monitor the ongoing state and Federal response. We will add resources to this newsletter as they become available.


    ONGOING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES

    CITY OF BOULDER

    GRANT SEARCH ENGINES AND RESOURSE LISTS

    LOCAL RESOURCES

    NATIONAL RESOURCES

    ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

    FISCAL SPONSORSHIP

    LITERARY

    MEDIA

    PERFORMING

    RESIDENCIES

    VISUAL

    Have a suggestion to add to our list? Email culturalplan@bouldercolorado.gov.