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Fresno Artist Safety Net Fund Grant Application Form for Individual Artists
Overview & Eligibility

The Fresno Artist Safety Net Fund (FASNF) is intended to aid individual artists residing in Fresno County who are experiencing immediate and imminent financial emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum grant value is $500, and the number of grants will depend on total funds raised. You can view the full FASNF summary at: http://fresnoartscouncil.org/fresno-artist-safety-net-fund/

Check your eligibility before you begin:

  1. Are you at least 18 years old?
  2. Are you a permanent resident of Fresno County, and can you provide a verified street address?
  3. Are you a practicing artist and able to demonstrate proof of creative arts practice within the past 6 months, or since November 2019?
  4. Are you a practicing artist and able to demonstrate loss of income for creative arts events or work cancelled due to COVID-19 within the past 60 days, or since February 20, 2020?
  5. Are you representing yourself as an individual artist, and not as a representative on the behalf of an arts organizations or artists’ group/collective or other collaboration?
  6. Are you not affiliated, in any way, with the Fresno Arts Council as either an employee, board member, director, officer, vendor, sponsor, or immediate family member?
  7. If selected for a grant, will this be your first time receiving emergency relief funding from the Fresno Artist Safety Net Fund?

 

If you answered “yes” to all the questions above, please proceed to the application form below. If you answered “no” to any of the questions above, please stop here: you are not eligible to apply.

 

We depend on artists to help us understand and reimagine the world we live in, especially during these dark times filled with uncertainty. If you are able to, please donate to the Fresno Artist Safety Net Fund today to help us sustain temporary relief funding for Fresno County artists. A donation is purely voluntary and is not required to submit this application for a grant.

All applicant information will be kept confidential and not used for any other purpose other than this funding initiative by the grant review team. This may be taxable income: applicants are responsible for maintaining accurate financial records and for filing all tax documents, if selected for a grant. In furtherance of the Fresno Arts Council’s nonprofit mission to encourage participation and appreciation of the arts, FASNF grant recipients will be asked to collaborate with the Fresno Arts Council to share their artistic work in some way with the public.

 

Applications Period: April 20, 2020 - May 4, 2020

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: MONDAY, MAY 4, 2020

Contact Information
If you are filling out this form on the behalf of another applicant who meets all the eligibility requirements, please include the applicant's contact information only. Funds cannot be received on the behalf of another applicant.
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Income Narrative

Please provide as many factually accurate details as you can. 

You may choose to draft your answers in a separate word processing document such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs prior to completing this application form. Answers on this form will not be saved in case of technical difficulties or loss of internet access. Grant review panelists will not be following up with applicants for incomplete or partially-completed answers.

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List all that apply, including gig and/or freelance work, retail sales, or other work.
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Do not include food stamps or unemployment benefits as income.
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Maximum value of individual artist grant will not exceed $500.
Arts Practice Narrative

As a reminder, all eligibile applicants must be able to demonstrate a continued investment in their arts practice for at least 6 months, or since November 2019, and any work cancellations related to COVID-19 must have occurred no further than 60 days ago, or as of February 20, 2020.

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You may choose to upload files instead if online links are not available.



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All applications due by May 4, 2020.

The Fresno Artist Safety Net Fund grant team will review all applications for at least four weeks. Recipients will be notified by a Fresno Arts Council representative. Please do not contact the Fresno Arts Council to inquire about the status of your application, or to ask whether you have won a grant if you have not already been notified by the end of this four-week review period.

If you have reviewed your answers and are satisfied with your responses, click the submission below to complete your application. Submitted applications cannot be revised after they are submitted. The grant review panel will not be following-up with applicants regarding incomplete or partially-completed answers.