Corona Arts Relief for Bexar County Artists, Texas

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Activated: 03/25/2020
Deadline: 04/03/2020
Call Summary
Luminaria and the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture announce the Corona Arts Relief fund, which provides technical and professional development support for individual artists during the national CORONA / COVID-19 pandemic. We know that with social distancing requirements, many in the arts industry have lost revenue due to cancellations. We also know that artists are always eager to create and learn. This funding stream offers support for lost revenue or for the opportunity to engage in professional development.
Budget Description
Artists can apply for up to $600 via, with no application fee, March 25 – April 14, 2020.
The Corona Arts Relief fund is available to individual artists residing in Bexar County for professional development training, arts education (not applicable to college tuition) from April 1 to December 31, 2020, or for lost revenue as a result of performances and artistic activities cancelled during the timeline of National Emergency Declarations currently between March 13 and April 19, 2020.
Project Description
Lost Revenue
Types of applicable lost revenue could include accrued expenses for cancelled events, performances, travel, and travel related expenses. If applying for lost funds due to cancellations, please include a budget request and supporting documentation for reimbursement, including proof of an actual loss or a future loss due to a cancellation. Supporting documentation includes receipts, contracts, emails, and flyers of events to be held that include artist’s name.

Professional Development
Types of applicable professional development could include in-person or distance education opportunities, apprenticeships, conferences, travel, and travel related expenses. If applying for professional development, please include a budget request with supporting documentation, such as conference and training flyers or notices, invoices, and/or receipts for fees and travel.

• All applications require a profile photo, 1–2 examples of art, and resume.
• Applicants must be an individual artist residing in Bexar County (no groups or corporations).
• Only one request can be submitted per artist.
The Corona Arts Relief fund is available to individual artists residing in Bexar County, Texas.
Application Requirements
Resume: 2 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 2
Artists are NOT allowed to apply in teams.
Additional Requirements
Supporting Documentation Document Upload
Headshot Image/Video Upload
What is your race/ethnicity? (Please check all that apply.)
What is your gender?
What is your age?
What City Council District do you live in?
Annual Income
Reason For Application
Description of Reason for Application Text
Budget Request Text
Selection Information
Selection Process
• A panel of local artists and arts experts will review and make decisions by April 21, 2020.
• This fund is being managed by Luminaria, an independent arts nonprofit.
• Recipients of the Corona Arts Relief fund will be invited to share learned knowledge at a later date when CORONA / COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Additional Resources
Contact Information
Kathy Armstrong
Executive Director
PO Box 120188
San Antonio TX 78212 United States
Submission Instructions


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