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Arts and Culture COVID-19 Fund

This $1 million fund was designed to support nonprofit arts organizations in Boston that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Update: The deadline to apply has passed. 

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Arts and Culture

About the Grant

Grant Guidelines

The Arts and Culture COVID-19 Fund supported cultural nonprofits that have had to drastically reduce and change their programs as a result of COVID-19. Funds helped small and mid-sized arts and culture nonprofits adapt their programs, spaces, and operating models. 

Grants were be determined by budget size:

  • Budget under $250,000: Eligible for $3,000 grant
  • Budget from $250,000 - $2 million: Eligible for $5,000 grant
  • Budget from $2 - 5 million: Eligible for $10,000 grant

For the purpose of this fund, an “arts and culture nonprofit” was defined as an organization with:

  • a budget of under $5 million
  • an organization address in the City of Boston, and the majority of its public programming in Boston, and
  • an ability to describe how they have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
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