WPA is now accepting applications for Wherewithal Recovery Grants from artists whose income or opportunities have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This emergency fund is intended to provide financial assistance for immediate needs such as rent, food, childcare, healthcare, etc. WPA launched this grant program with $60,000 in seed funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. 

WHO CAN APPLY?
Wherewithal Recovery Grants are available to professional visual artists, as well as moving-image/performance/sound artists with a history of presenting or performing in visual arts contexts (galleries, museums, etc.), living inside the DC-area Beltway.

HOW WILL FUNDS BE AWARDED?
Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis every other Friday, starting on Friday, April 17, with notifications sent out on the following Monday. $1,000 grants will be awarded immediately and until funds run out.

Application and details can be found at wherewithalgrants.org.

For questions about Wherewithal Recovery Grants, please contact Nathalie von Veh at nvonveh@wpadc.org

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We anticipate high demand for these emergency relief funds. If you are able to support at this time, please donate here to help grow the fund! Your contribution will be 100% tax-deductible, and will help us reach more DC-area artists who are directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

For questions about donating to the Wherewithal Recovery Fund, please contact Alexa Kaye, WPA's Individual Giving and Development Director, at (617) 710-3829 or akaye@wpadc.org

 

Date

April 7, 2020