Please consider supporting our local Artists and Art Organizations. If you choose to donate, please put "For the Arts Relief Fund" in the add a note section of the form. Or email email@example.com to let us know.
The Arts Relief Fund has been created to support creative individuals and organizations in Pitt County who have been financially impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. Many Pitt County artists and art organizations rely on classes, performances, and exhibitions in order to pay the bills directly aligned with their costs of living and running a business. 100% of the donated funds will go directly to these artists and art organizations.
As we take measures to flatten the curve and protect the vulnerable members in our community, two things happen. We band together as a community to survive this. Our actions impact the livelihoods of those individuals who enrich our community through art, music, theater, and cultural events. We have created this fund to help support these entities during this time of uncertainty.
The Pitt County Artist & Arts Organization Relief Fund is managed by Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Additional Resources for Funds Available
Multiple local relief funds have been started around North Carolina. You can find a full list of them here.
The NC Artist Relief Fund was created as a collaborative effort between the VAE Raleigh, Artspace, Pine Cone, Theatre Raleigh, and the United Arts Council in mid-March. The fund has been successful in supporting creative individuals who are directly impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. They are receiving donations from individuals and corporations as well as accepting applications from artists and creatives in the state. 100% of the donated funds are given directly to NC artists in need. The NC Artist Relief Fund has become a national model for helping those in need. Please consider donating to their fund as well.
Cerf+ The Artist Safety Net: https://cerfplus.org/
Americans for the Arts is collecting information on the economic impact of the outbreak of COVID-19. Take the impact survey.