We asked a small group of Chatham artists to review our application before we published it. We’re grateful for their quick and thorough review, and the FAQ below represent answers to the questions they raised. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How do you define arts-worker, and why are you including arts-workers? For the purpose of CAARE, arts-workers are defined as people who earn some part of their income in the arts by making arts projects possible, including exhibition managers, artist managers, stage managers, arts nonprofit administrators, sound technicians, etc. When artists’ projects are canceled, so are arts-workers’ projects, and they also may experience financial hardship.
- Who will make decisions about funding? A small CAARE committee of two artists, two CAC board members, and two CAC staff members will determine eligibility for funding and allocation of dollars based on number of applicants, need, and available funding. No judgments of quality of art or arts-work will be part of these decisions.
- Will my name and the information in my application be kept confidential? We will only share your name and your story if you check the box on the application allowing us to do so. As artists know, storytelling is important to public understanding–but only with permission. If you do not check the box allowing us to share your name or your story, your submission will be kept confidential among a small CAARE committee of two artists, two CAC board members, and two CAC staff members.
- If I accept funds via PayPal, will I need to cover a PayPal fee? We do not intend for artists/arts-workers to cover any PayPal fees.
- Will I have to pay taxes on funds I am granted? Per legal requirements, CAC will issue 1099s to any individuals who receive funds totaling $600 or more in this calendar year.
- Will you hold applications that aren’t funded in one week over until the next week? Yes. We are working on a first-come, first-serve basis, so all eligible applications will be held in order.
- If I submit in multiple weeks, will I need to show proof of a new project cancellation for each week that I apply? You can list the same cancellation(s) multiple weeks in a row, if the cancellation(s) had a financial impact affecting you for a longer period of time.
- Right now, I’m feeling the impact of scheduled project cancellations. But the project pipeline has also been cut off, which means that I’m not getting new bookings right now, and many projects in development are at a standstill. Will CAARE address these needs? If CAARE has adequate funding, we anticipate an eventual shift in our application to address the needs caused by a freeze in future bookings and project development.