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Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

We have created this page for artists and arts organizations with information and links for assistance as we make our way through the pandemic and ensuing economic crisis.

As resources become available we will update this page. If you have further information or questions please contacts us!  907-225-2211

  • "Alaska Can Do" The United Way Alaska with assistance from Rasmuson has created a fund in which individuals and businesses can donate to help Alaskans. The funds collected will be distributed through the Alaska Community Foundation to applicant nonprofit organizations and families suffering economic hardship.

Below you will find local resources for information and assistance.

  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough Cares Act Funding-COVID-19 Support Programs

  • City of Ketchikan
    The City of Ketchikan has developed the programs below to assist residents and businesses facing economic hardship:

    Child Care Subsidy Program
    Electric Utilities Subsidy Payment Program
    Moorage Subsidy Payment Program
    Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Assistance
    Rental and Mortgage Assistance
    Application deadlines and criteria vary with each program. Please review general information detailed within the applications for each program. Completed forms must be emailed to the address indicated on each form.

  • Updated daily (or almost daily) by Ketchikan's EOC, this site gives you information about our community's impact and response.

  • The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce has complied a page of resources for small businesses, including relief resources, closures, and more.

  • Find resources locally from agencies, health care, food resources, etc on this extensive page.

  • Shelly Hill is the Small Business Development Center coordinator in Ketchikan. She can help you gather information for various small business relief resources.

  • As of May 19, 2020 there continues to be funds available in the payroll Protection Program.

  • Not all payroll expenses will be forgiven through the PPP loan forgiveness, please be sure and understand what expenses are allowable and forgivable. This loan forgiveness application was released on May 15, 2020

  • On April 23 Congress replenished the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) with $60 billion, of which $10 billion will be specifically allocated to give "advances" of up to $10,000 (based on $1,000 per employee) to companies and nonprofits with fewer than 500 employees, and to self-employed gig workers. The "advance" payments do not have to be repaid.

  • Unemployment information and application via the State of Alaska

Below are links for a variety of grants and information lists through Foundations that support artists.

  • This information sheet includes various resources available to individuals and small businesses thru the CARES Act.

  • The project has been funded by Foundations from across the country. This is grant of $5,000 with no strings attached This funding source will be "re-filled" in 5 stages through August.

  • The Alaska Humanities Forum is now granting to eligible cultural organizations and humanists affected by the coronavirus.

  • The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation is the nonprofit organization which advocates and helps to fund the Alaska State Council on the Arts. By mid-May AACF will have grant applications available to INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS - keep checking back. The site has EXTENSIVE lists of resources, keep drilling down for more!!!

  • This is a list of links to various funding sources for artists and other self employed workers

  • This emergency fund can provide up to $200 for people of color that are either working artist or art administration and are affected by COVID-19.

  • This organization has grants for artists up to $3000 but they also have a extensive list of relief resources for artists, musicians and more

  • This list includes National as well as regional relief funds for visual artists

  • The American Guild of Musical Artists has relief grant for its members

  • Grants for Freelancers whom freelancing is the primary source of income

  • This is an extensive list of informational resources for artists during this time. Additionally relief grants are for painters, printmakers, and sculptors who have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 10 years

  • This is another extensive list of grants for artists.

  • The Americans for the Arts is a national advocacy and information organization for the arts and artists of our country. There is an enormous amount of detailed information for resources and to understand the impact of pandemic on the arts and artist of our country.