Dear Creative Community,

On behalf of North Fork Valley Creative Coalition, we hope you are doing well during these uncertain times. We are thinking about you and are here to support you. We are following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and our local and state governments.

Our monthly Pop-Up Art Gallery and Final Friday Frolics Art Walk have been postponed until further notice. Many businesses in Paonia Creative District are closed and/or limiting services as well. Many industries are negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including our local restaurants, bars, theaters, schools, art centers, etc. If you are able to order take-out food, purchase a gift certificate, or make a donation to a nonprofit, we encourage you to do so. Many local artists are losing revenues from cancelled art shows, festivals, and performances. Check out our online Creative Directory to connect with local businesses and artists who need your support.

We have compiled a list of emergency relief funds and resources to help ease your financial burdens during this time. We will continue to research opportunities for you. Should you wish to reach out to us, our director can be reached by e-mailor phone at (970) 275-3453.

We are stronger together and will most certainly find time to gather in the months to come. Be well.

Creatively yours,

Susie Kaldis Lowe, Executive Director
Sara Rodriguez, President
Kaspar Keil, Vice-President
Heidi Hudek, Treasurer
Josh Paigen, Secretary
Erin Hilleary, Board Member at Large

Cover Art by Creative Coalition member, Robin Arthur.

EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS AND RESOURCES

ADOLF & ESTHER GOTTLIEB FOUNDATION
EMERGENCY GRANT for painters, printmakers, and sculptors.

THE HAVEN FOUNDATION
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE to freelance professionals in the arts.

COVID-19 & FREELANCE ARTISTS
THE LIST of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
EMERGENCY RESOURCES for artists across the United States.

WOMEN ARTS
THE LIST of emergency funds for all art disciplines.

SWEET RELIEF
MUSICIANS FUND for musicians and music industry professionals.

RURAL ASSEMBLY
A LIST of resources for rural communities.

CERF+
THE ARTIST’S SAFETY NET funding.

POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION
GRANTS for artists.

SPRINGBOARD FOR THE ARTS
RESOURCES for artists.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ARTS & CULTURE
AN ARTISTIC RESPONSE GUIDE for artists, emergency management agencies, funders, policy-makers, and communities responding to natural and civil emergencies.

JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION
GRANTS for artists.

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