Springboard re-opens their Personal Emergency Relief Fund

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Personal Emergency Relief Fund is Opening for applications. Apply November 16-December 4. Springboard for the arts. Image is a photo of light brown slender hands making a heart out of white shells

As part of Springboard for the Arts ongoing commitment to address the multiple crises of this time, Springboard is re-opening their Personal Emergency Relief Fund with a limited pool of funds. Applications will be open from Monday, November 16, to Friday, December 4.

See more and apply here: https://springboardforthearts.org/additional-resources/personal-emergency-relief-fund/

Deadline to apply is 5pm Central, Friday, December 4. The Fund supplies $500 to artists living in Minnesota with catastrophic, career-threatening emergencies such as income loss from cancellations, closures, and postponements in the COVID-19 pandemic, medical emergency, theft, or natural disaster.

Applicants must meet these eligibility requirements:

  • Must be an artist, culture bearer, or creative worker based in Minnesota.
  • Must not have received Emergency Relief Funding from Springboard for the Arts after March 13, 2020.
  • Must meet one of the following criteria as a member of a priority population:
    • Artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and/or Native
    •  Artists from Greater MN (live outside the 7-county, Twin Cities metro area)
    • LGBTQIA+ artists
    • Artists from the disability community, including those who are immuno-compromised

Funding for this round of the Emergency Relief Fund comes from individual donors, anonymous support, Team Lori & Julia for MyTalk 107.1 Project Down and Dirty, including sponsors David at First Equity and Aquarius Home Services, and the City of Saint Paul. Support the Emergency Relief Fund here: http://bit.ly/CoronaERF

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