APPLICATION FORM & GUIDELINES FOR DISASTER RECOVERY
The Arts Council of Mendocino County is establishing a disaster recovery fund for artist residents of Mendocino County who were directly affected by the 2017 Redwood Complex Fire.
Eligibility & Grant Guidelines
To help restore lost art supplies, equipment, and instruments to Mendocino County artist residents.
Grant Award Amounts & Timing
We anticipate that grants will range from $100–$500, with an average grant of $200. We plan to use information you provide on this form to seek additional funding for these awards. Funding is therefore not guaranteed, and will not be immediately available.
Guidelines & Application (Word doc)
Guidelines & Application (pdf)
Applicants must be Mendocino County residents. Determinations regarding grants will be need-based, and not related to judgments on quality of artistic output. Non-professional artists may also apply.
“Artist” includes full-time, part-time or contract actors, architects, artisans, craft artists, dancers, film-makers, designers, musicians, photographers, traditional/folk arts practitioners, visual artists or writers.
The following considerations may be taken into account:
Creative/Cultural experience / Financial Need / Scope of Loss.
Applications will be reviewed by ACMC staff, and requests will be evaluated by an ad-hoc committee. Applicants will be notified of awards via email and/or phone.
How to Apply:
Applicants may submit completed forms as follows:
· Email (subject line “ACMC Disaster Recovery Fund”): firstname.lastname@example.org
· Mail: Disaster Recovery Fund, ACMC, 309 East Perkins Street, Ukiah, CA 95482
Below is a link to a page with some resources that may be helpful to artists now and in the future. Please check back frequently as we will be adding both resources and benefit events here as we learn about them.
SUPPORT FOR FIRE SURVIVORS
Northern California suffered a major loss due to wildfires that tore through our communities and neighborhoods the morning of October 9th, 2017. The Arts Council of Mendocino County is collecting a list of resources that may help during this time. This list will be updated frequently so please check back:
The Community Foundation of Mendocino County supports relief efforts at NCO, Inc. https://www.ncoinc.org/ and NCO’s application is online now: https://www.ncoinc.org/site/assets/files/1419/wildfire_application_-_english_-_fillablepdf.pdf
Applications for relief are due to NCO by November 30th. Musical instruments, craft supplies, tools of the trade, art materials, etc. are eligible losses.
California Lawyers for the Arts can help with insurance claims.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+): The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) has emergency relief grants and interest-free loans available for eligible artists working in craft disciplines. Guidelines and eligibility are available on the CERF+ website. The application process is quick and easy, with a rapid response of 2 weeks to give artists the help they need as soon as possible.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation: The Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Emergency Grant Program is available for painters and sculptors who have suffered physical losses due to a natural disaster that relate to their artistic practice. Click here to learn more: http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-progra…/…/emergency
MusiCares: MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. A directory of resources for musicians and other artists is available on the MusiCares website here: https://www.grammy.com/musicares/programs
Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts
Performing Arts Readiness project