Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) recognizes the profound economic and artistic toll that the COVID-19 virus is taking on visual artists in our region. Wherewithal Recovery Grants are intended to help offset lost income from cancelled exhibitions, performances, or lectures, and from canceled or furloughed employment, that are the direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $1,000 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.).
WPA has launched the fund with a seed amount of $60,000 from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Warhol Foundation authorized its re-granting partners to re-allocate their $100,000 grants to create and administer COVID-19 emergency relief funds in their communities. Given the significant impact of the COVID-19 crisis, we anticipate a high level of demand for emergency relief funding, and we are inviting you to help us grow this fund. As you know, supporting artists so that they can live, work, and flourish is central to WPA’s mission. Please join WPA in helping the artists in our community who need us today!
Please contact Alexa Kaye, WPA's Individual Giving and Development Director, at (617) 710-3829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.