External Relief Funding for Cultural Organizations
At Florida Humanities, we know this is a tough time for nonprofit cultural organizations across the Sunshine State. In response to the coronavirus crisis, Florida Humanities is compiling a list of external emergency funds for cultural organization in Florida in response to the anticipated effects of the coronavirus on under-resourced and vulnerable communities.
Below is a list of resources that may offer assistance as we navigate this new territory together.
This page will be updated as new information becomes available, so check back often. If you know other resources we can share, please email Lindsey Morrison at [email protected].
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
NEH Cares: Cultural Organizations: This funding opportunity from NEH will provide grants of up to $300,000 to sustain humanities organizations and preserve jobs in the cultural sector.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
NEA Cares Act Grant: The National Endowment for the Arts will award funds to nonprofit arts organizations across the country to help these entities and their employees endure the economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19.
- Please see here for additional funding offered in support of the Arts
U.S. Small Business Administration – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
The Paycheck Protection Program is an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The loan will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.
Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP)
APAP has developed a robust list of funding opportunities for performing arts organizations and continues to work alongside national partners to advocate for legislation that supports performing arts organizations, artists and arts workers.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries
The goal of the FY2020 IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries program is to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts regularly maintains a collection of news and resources for the arts and culture field.
Local Community Foundations:
Florida’s 25 Community Foundations work together to promote philanthropy in our neighborhoods and throughout Florida. Each Florida community foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization created by and for the people of a particular geographic area and overseen by Boards of Directors comprised of volunteer community leaders.
Please visit your local Community Foundation’s webpage to inquire about funding available for cultural organizations in resource to COVID-19.
Local Arts Agencies
Local Arts Agencies provide services, support, and programs for arts organizations, artists, and their local communities, and may have created emergency relief funding opportunities for their local communities. Please visit their websites to learn more about funding available within each agency.
Alachua Department of Cultural Affairs
Bay Arts Alliance
Brevard Cultural Alliance / VSA Brevard
Broward County Cultural Affairs Council
Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Washington
Chipola Regional Arts Association
Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County
United Arts Council of Collier County
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE)
Gadsden Arts, Inc.
Gulf Alliance for Local Arts, Inc
Hernando County Fine Arts Council
Heartland Cultural Alliance
Arts Council of Hillsborough County
City of Tampa Arts and Cultural Affairs
Cultural Council of Indian River County
Monticello Opera House
Lake County Cultural Affairs
Arts Council of Southwest Florida
Lee County Alliance of the Arts
Council on Culture & Arts
Liberty County Arts Council
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Marion Cultural Alliance
Ocala Municipal Arts Commission
The Arts Council
City of Coral Gables Cultural Development Board
Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Monroe Council of the Arts (Florida Keys Council of the Arts)
Florida Arts Council of Fernandina Beach
Okaloosa Arts Alliance, Inc.
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc.
City of Orlando
United Arts of Central Florida
Osceola Center for the Arts
Palm Beach County Cultural Council
Pasco Arts Council
City of Clearwater Parks and Recreation [Department of Cultural Affairs]
City of St. Petersburg Cultural Affairs
City of Tarpon Springs Cultural and Civic Services
St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
Lake Wales Arts Council
Polk Arts Alliance
Arts Council of Greater Palatka
Santa Rosa Arts & Cultural Foundation
Sarasota County Arts Council
Seminole Cultural Arts Council
St. Johns County Cultural Council [St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and Greater St. Johns County]
Arts & Cultural Alliance of St. Lucie, Inc.
Cultural Council of Volusia County [Volusia County Leisure Services]
Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, Inc. [Bayou Arts Center]
Washington County Arts Council