Emergency Resources

NYFA’s Emergency Resources Directory is a centralized source of information for artists in the United States and its territories.

Artists who experience personal hardship or who are impacted by a large-scale disaster, or who need funding for a last-minute opportunity, can find critical resources in NYFA’s Emergency Resources Directory. Originally housed on the NYFA Source database, these resources are now included on NYFA’s website to ensure ease of access. Coupled with the NYFA Source Hotline, this portal works as a centralized repository and a lifeline for artists experiencing both unexpected and long-term, chronic challenges.

CURRENT DISASTER RESOURCES

This page includes information about national and state-specific general emergency resources. We recommend Current Disaster Resources to find information after a major disaster or a severe personal hardship.

EMERGENCY GRANTS

Many arts service organizations across the United States and its territories offer emergency financial assistance to artists. Find Emergency Grants for which you may be eligible.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Artists seeking emergency financial relief and advice can utilize Financial Resources to work towards financial stability.

HEALTH AND INSURANCE RESOURCES

Many organizations recognize that artists and creative freelancers have unique needs for health coverage, and so these organizations offer services especially for artists. Find these services, as well as general health resources, in Health and Insurance Resources.

HOUSING RESOURCES

As with health and insurance, artists often face unique challenges around affordable housing and workspace. These artist-specific and general Housing Resources can help.

LEGAL RESOURCES

A creative person may find times when they will need to research legal matters or seek advice. In Legal Resources, find organizations that offer assistance and information.

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

Artists, like the general population, should feel able to avail themselves of the support network that consists of various government benefits and non-profits. Visit Public Assistance to learn what is available.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY

Artists can take a range of steps to lessen the impact of any disaster that may occur, and that can ensure a quick recovery. Learn about these best practices for artists and arts organizations in Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity.

IAP RESOURCE DIRECTORY FOR IMMIGRANTS

The IAP Resource Directory for Immigrants is a complete list of organizations that assist immigrant artists and that offer opportunities to advance in their careers.

Image: Swoon (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’13)