It is an extremely challenging time for our local creative sector.
Artists are among those most impacted by new social isolation measures. Many artists typically earn their living through gigs at performing arts venues or as teaching artists in schools. Visual artists rely on local markets and galleries to promote and sell their work. As arts events and programs are canceled and public spaces are closed, artists are feeling financially insecure and uncertain of what the future holds. Many artists have told us they are struggling financially and are worried it is going to get worse.
Our beloved creative sector is at risk, and artists are the most vulnerable.
Lane Arts Council created the Lane County Artist Relief Fund
to aid individual artists who have lost work during the pandemic. Funding will be distributed to as many qualifying artists as possible, including visual artists, performing artists, literary artists, and event production workers. With your help, we can help to stabilize our local artists and ensure they will have the foundation to continue their creative work, now and into the future.
Please make a donation to the Lane County Artist Relief Fund today.
It will take the entire community to ensure that our creative sector survives this challenging time and can thrive again. Please help our local artists weather this storm so they can continue to make impactful, creative contributions in our community and in the world.
Thank you so much for doing what you can to be part of the solution.
Yes! You are welcome to donate by check if preferred. Simply indicate "Artist Relief Fund" in the memo line, and mail to Lane Arts Council at 1590 Willamette St, Ste 200, Eugene, OR, 97401. Thank you!