$26,263 Contributed by Donors $182,200 Artist Reported Losses
100% of Donations to CAARE go to artists
Exciting news: We are transitioning CAARE into our new Jumpstart initiative, as we start to see a light at the end of this pandemic tunnel! Please click here to see the Jumpstart application, with a deadline of May 7. Weekly CAARE grants will be available through May 25.
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.
Special Thanks to CAARE Fund Donors: