$22,238 Contributed by Donors $157,100 Artist Reported Losses
Current Funds Available: $9,075
100% of Donations to CAARE go to artists
This summer, we all find ourselves adjusting to a new normal. We are living in unprecedented times, and our hearts go out to all the people who have fallen ill due to COVID-19. While some are fighting for their lives, others are struggling for their livelihood. Small businesses, nonprofits, and restaurants have all been financially impacted by the virus. Artists have especially been hit hard. That’s why the Chatham Arts Council is announcing the creation of CAARE, the Chatham Artist and Arts-Workers Relief Effort.
CAARE was created with initial seed money generously granted by Manbites Dog Theater Fund. The goal is to get immediate assistance to Chatham County artists and arts-workers struggling with the economic impacts of the pandemic. We seek to help with basic financial needs for artists and arts-workers (people who make their living in the arts by making artist events possible, including gallery owners, artist managers, stage managers, arts nonprofit administrators, etc.) who are dealing with widespread cancellations of concerts, plays, events, and art shows – the outlets that musicians, actors, dancers, painters, sculptors, and teaching artists rely on to pay their bills.