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Life is full of unforeseen circumstances. Some we may be able to handle, while others may set us back in many ways, including financially. For artists, this can be a particularly precarious detail. Fortunately, there are resources out there specifically intended to support artists during difficult times. Whether you encounter a sudden emergency, find yourself in need of temporary studio space or have the somewhat enviable problem of stumbling into an unexpected exhibition, there are grants available to help cover expenses. Read on for details.

NARS Studio Relief Program offers three months of subsidized, work-only studio space to artists in need. This program focuses primarily on artists who have experienced financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. For more information and to apply, visit the websiteRolling deadline.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers emergency grants to artists who find themselves with an unanticipated opportunity to exhibit their work or who encounter unexpected expenses that lie out of budget when they are near project completion with a committed exhibition or performance date. If you meet these criteria, visit the website to apply. Rolling deadline.

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant offers financial assistance to painters, printmakers and sculptors who encounter unforeseen, catastrophic situations and lack the resources to meet the circumstances. Restrictions do apply, visit the website for full details and to apply. Rolling deadline.

Praxis Center is a resource for artists building a career. We offer expert guidance and a toolkit to help you achieve your dreams. Our community of artists speaks for itself, sharing their wins among supportive peers and nurturing each other in every aspect of this path that they all share. Join us today. Find your community, find your future.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius, and Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative.


Photo credit: Foundation for Contemporary Art

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