An emergency fund for professional, published or produced writers in acute, emergency financial crisis.
Assists poets of demonstrated ability who are in a state of urgent financial need. Recipients do not apply; rather, they are nominated by Academy Chancellors, fellows, and prize winners, who send a letter of nomination, including specifics about the nominee's current financial situation, to the Executive Director of the Academy, Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038.
Provides emergency assistance to poets who have an established presence in the literary community as innovators in the field and have a substantive body of published work.
Offers interest-free loans to members facing unexpected medical expenses.
Helps professional writers and dramatists in financial need as a result of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income or other misfortune. The Fund gives open-ended, interest-free, no-strings-attached loans.
Provides grants of up to $2,000 to professional writers and editors who face serious financial difficulties because of HIV or AIDS-related illness.
Offers its members emergency interest-bearing loans on royalties and advances based on earnings.
Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts
The Foundation offers small grants to support opera and classical music professionals, with a focus on pensioners. Contact J. Andrew Lark at 212-986-6094 for more information.
Provides financial assistance to Blues musicians in need (and their families) due to a broad range of health concerns. The HART Fund provides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral expenses. Grants generally range between $250 and $1,500.
Provides emergency financial assistance to jazz musicians and others who have made substantial contributions to the art form.
Provides financial assistance in the event of an emergency or major catastrophe, terminal or severe illness, to individuals who have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of Gospel music.
Any person who has been employed full time in the country music industry may be eligible for financial aid from The Opry Trust Fund.
Offers aid to elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis.
Offers financial assistance to folk musicians.
Provides grants for assistance to R&B recording artists formerly affiliated with Universal Music Group and any of its labels, to ensure that artists in need have access to financial resources for health, welfare and medical needs.