Stockton COVID-19 Artist Relief Grants

In partnership with the Stockton Strong Coalition, the Stockton Art League and HATCH Workshop, this initiative will support the distribution of $1,000 unrestricted grants to 40 Stockton artists who have experienced financial hardship and income loss during the COVID-19 crisis. NOW Extended into ROUND 2 for up to 50 more $1,000 grants to Stockton Artists who meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

Applicants must live in Stockton to be eligible. If you fit into at least one of the following categories, you are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity. Please note that you will be required to upload proof (such as sales receipts, event flyers, invoices, 1099, awards, dated emails/communications, etc) of a least one of the eligibility requirements below:

  • Sold at or had work sold at public event or storefront in the six months prior to or during COVID-19
  • Completed or scheduled for paid performance, curation, or publication in the six months prior to COVID-19
  • Artist website or social media post showing previous income-generating work prior to COVID-19
  • Received 1099 for artist/craft income in either 2019 or 2020
  • Communication of COVID-related closure that impacted your art-related income
  • Received an award or participated in a creative competition in the six months prior to or during COVID-19

This opportunity is meant for working creatives in Stockton who have been impacted by COVID-19. If you are not a working artist, maker, arts organizer, performer etc, this opportunity is not for you. If you have not experienced significant financial impacts to your artistic income during the pandemic, this opportunity is not for you.

If you have questions or need support please email info@stocktonstrong.org  or call ‪(209) 645-0378‬.

Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda, envíe un correo electrónico a manuel.camacho@deltacollege.edu o llamar al (209)684-2339.

About the COVID-19 Artist Relief Grant Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted the livelihoods of artists as galleries, music venues, museums, studios, and schools closed their doors and limited artist access to showcase their work and generate income. Additionally, artists tend to engage in gig work and restaurant jobs to supplement their income while creating. As COVID-19 closed many of these establishments, local artists simultaneously lost income from art engagements and side jobs. 

The COVID-19 Arts Relief Grant initiative, in partnership with Stockton Strong Coalition, the Stockton Art League, and HATCH Workshop, will support the distribution of unrestricted $1000 grants to Stockton artists who have experienced financial hardship and income-loss during the COVID-19 crisis.

5/6/21 UPDATE: Due to a generous grant from the Financial Center Credit Union, we are opening a second round funding opportunity. This will award up to 50 more $1,000 unrestricted grants to Stockton artists that meet the eligibility criteria! We ask that you please share this good news with your fellow Stockton arts colleagues who did not already apply for this grant. Applications for Round 2 are due May 24, 2021.

A development team of local artists and arts organization representatives, including InnerG, Little Manila Rising, Tuleburg Press, and With Our Words, created the grant application and will review submissions for eligibility. Thereafter, 40 awards will be selected through a randomized lottery system, and distributed by the Stockton Art League.

Artists will apply through an online form that will include a summary of financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Round 1 SUBMISSION REVIEW TIMELINE
Below are the approximate review dates for submissions. Applicants will be contacted with a decisions by email.

Grant Applications – to be considered for funding, proposals must be submitted online via the form above by Monday, April 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

Evaluation Process – grant proposals will be reviewed for eligibility by the committee between April 27-April 30, 2021.

Award Announcements – the grant lottery selections will be made and award announcements will be made to those selected in the first week of May 2021.

Funds Available – Stockton Art League will confirm addresses and send grant awards in mid-May 2021.

 

Round 2 SUBMISSION REVIEW TIMELINE
Below are the approximate review dates for submissions. Applicants will be contacted with a decisions by email.

Grant Applications – to be considered for funding, proposals must be submitted online via this grant portal by Monday, May 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

Evaluation Process – grant proposals will be reviewed for eligibility by the committee between May 25 – May 28, 2021.

Award Announcements –  the grant lottery selections will be made and award announcements will be made to those selected in the first week of June 2021.

Funds Available – Stockton Art League will confirm addresses and send grant awards in mid-June 2021.

 

 

If you have questions or need support please email info@stocktonstrong.org or call ‪(209) 645-0378‬.