One of the core missions of the Springfield Cultural Partnership is to make the District a more attractive place for artists to live, work, and play. We understand that the current guidelines in regards to the COVID-9 pandemic have caused many cancellations, rescheduling and overall financial impact to artists and other creatives alike. Below are links to resources for the creative community.
The VALLEY ARTS NEWSLETTER maintains a list of RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS, including grants, emergency funds and financial assistance, and the VALLEY ARTIST DIRECTORY – a growing list of area visual artists. Artists, and any galleries and small shops that are selling the work of local artists and makers, are welcome to submit details for the Valley Artist Directory.
The SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’s MUSICIANS’ RELIEF FUND has been created to financially aid and support the Springfield Symphony Orchestra musicians whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by the current Covid-19 global pandemic.
MAKE-IT SPRINGFIELD creates virtual programs and is available to support others in their effort to pivot their creative and entrepreneurial ideas to a virtual platform. VISIT THEIR WEBSITE to submit your program or event ideas and needs and view their current programs.
AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS and other funders announced the creation of the ARTIST RELIEF FUND – a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers.
In addition, contribute your story through their Economic Impact Survey and Artists & Creative Workers Survey. Information collected is crucial to making sure creative workers are supported during the ongoing pandemic and eventual recovery.