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The Greater New Haven Creative Sector Relief Fund distributes immediate financial assistance to low-income individual creatives and small-budget arts institutions most impacted by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). This is a partnership between the City of New Haven’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

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Eligible applicants can apply online now to receive up to $500

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Since its launch on March 26, $175,380 has been distributed to 420 applicants

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Applications are reviewed weekly and payments are sent 3 days after review

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Thank you for providing a sense of relief for the time being to navigate my survival. This has lifted an immediate weight off of my shoulders.  

Sev Phillips, Tattoo Artist

 

 

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Applicants have been independent creatives, teachers, or arts industry workers; 21% have been arts nonprofits or creative businesses

 

 

 

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I am so proud to be in a community that cares for us. It’s moving and truly validates our purpose as artists. 

Thabisa, Singer/Songwriter

 

 

 

Our sincerest thanks to our partners, funders, and individual donors who have supported the Greater New Haven Creative Relief Fund

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Artist Next Door Fund, Pamela Bisbee-Simonds, William Graustein, Brian Hornby, Richard Larson, Ruby Melton, Roslyn Meyer, and Sheilah Rostow 

Special thanks also to A Broken Umbrella Theatre, Free As A Bird Records, Kierstin Sieser, and Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective for organizing fundraisers for this fund