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February 21, 2018

Emergency Health Grant For Artists

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The Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) is excited to announce the third year of our Emergency Health Grant for Artists initiative!

Applications will be accepted between February 15th and March 15th, 2018. 

Applications are due by 11:59pm PST on March 15th. 



Artists of all disciplines who:

  • Live in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, or Orange Counties.
  • Identify as one or more of the following: female, transgender, non-binary, person of color, or low-income.
  • Have a medical, mental health, or dental emergency, OR have an illness-related financial need.
  • Are not enrolled in a full-time academic program.
  • Are at least 21 years old.

Artists in all disciplines and stages of their career are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to be US citizens. Applications may be submitted on behalf of an eligible artist unable to submit it on their own. Applications may be submitted online or by standard mail. 

With funding from both an anonymous donor through the Tides Foundation and Metabolic Studio, we will provide over $80,000 in grants to individual artists to support emergency medical, mental health, and dental needs. This year we are excited to facilitate the grant with our community partners Mujeres de Maiz, Sustainable Little Tokyo, and artist and producer Cori Consuelo.


 Artists are eligible to apply for up to $3,000. Typical grants will be between $2,000 and $3,000. We welcome applications from professional artists of all disciplines who live in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, or Orange Counties, and those who identify as one or more of the following: female, transgender, non-binary, low-income, or person of color (including, but not limited to: individuals of African-American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Middle Eastern, or Pacific Islander descent).


In addition, each grant recipient can also obtain three hours of consultation (case-management) within three months of receiving the grant. This service will be provided by Tricia Smith, MSW, a social work consultant, in order to make recipients aware of any resources or programs for which they may be eligible. Tricia can meet in person at the Women’s Center for Creative Work, over the phone, or via Skype. 


Applications will be accepted between February 15th and March 15th, 2018. A panel comprised of representatives from our community partner organizations and a medical professional will select grant recipients based on applicant eligibility, artistic merit, urgency of need, and the potential for the grant to be used effectively.


Information and grant writing assistance sessions will be held at the WCCW and in connection with community partner organizations during the open application period. These sessions will offer those applying an opportunity to ask questions and get help writing and editing their application. Stay tuned for more information!


This granting opportunity fosters our ongoing goal of providing holistic support for artists and makers through feminist principles. It seeks to create a conversation around the connections between gender, race, sexuality, class, privilege, access to resources, and health.       


If you have questions, please refer to our FAQs and tips for applying. 


If your questions are still not answered, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 323-739-8847.


To apply visit: http://womenscenterforcreativework.com/eh-grant/


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