COVID Relief Grants for Artists via Methow Arts Alliance for Okanogan and Douglas County Artists

The Icicle Fund 2020.21 Relief Fund provides $72,000 in artist grants in support of the critical needs of working artists in North Central Washington* whose incomes have been impacted by COVID-19. *Please note, grants are intended for working artists residing in Okanogan, Chelan, Grant and Douglas Counties. 

CHELAN and GRANT COUNTY ARTISTS please apply via Icicle Creek Center for the Arts - CLICK HERE.

Artists are the basic building blocks of the Arts Ecosystem – without creating artists, the system does not exist. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NCW artists are facing severe loss in income and business. The Icicle Fund recognizes that artists continue to be deeply impacted as events, conferences, art at Farmer’s Markets, and performances across the country continue to cancel. They are impacted by hospitality industry and retail/artist studio closures, school closures, travel restrictions, continued lay-offs and social distancing recommendations. 

Icicle Center for the Arts and Methow Arts Alliance in collaboration with Icicle Fund will offer 72  unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 each to support working NCW* artists who report:
• Lost income/wages due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
• Lost income due to cancelled events, conferences, school closures and performance cancellations.
• Difficulty in meeting living expenses
This is a NEEDS-BASED grant. Funds are intended to support working artists in NCW who face severe financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Priority will be given to working artists who demonstrate economic loss due the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

• 21 years of age or older or financially independent;
• A NCW resident at the time of application and payment;
• Individual artists of any discipline. 

 • Applying on behalf of a company, nonprofit, organization, community group, ensembles, collective;
 • Current Icicle Fund, Icicle Center for the Arts, Methow Arts staff/board.

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* 1. Are you a working artist who currently lives in North Central Washington? (Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Grant.) If no, you are not eligible for this grant. Required.

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* 2. In what NCW county do you currently reside? I(f you're not sure what county you live in, search by zipcode HERE.) This application is for residents of Okanogan and Douglas Counties. If you reside in Chelan or Grant Counties apply via Icicle Creek Center for the Arts HERE. Required.