The Solidarity Fund 2.0 provides one-time grants to individual artists, cultural workers, and small arts organizations in the US South experiencing financial emergency or hardship specifically related to COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about it here
To be eligible to apply for the Solidarity 2.0 Fund, ALL of the following must be true for you:
- You are a small arts organization within the ROOTS Service areas of ARKANSAS, KENTUCKY, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA.
- The organization must have a total annual operating budget under $250,000
- You have experienced an unexpected financial emergency or hardship specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ROOTS seeks to support increased participation of youth, TGNCNBI2-S (Transgender, Non-Conforming, Nonbinary, Intersex, and Two-Spirit), Indigenous and First Peoples, Latinx, and disability communities in the South. Preference will be given to submissions centered around and created by members of these communities.
CYCLE 1: ARKANSAS, KENTUCKY, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA
Cycle Dates: Tuesday, September 15th - Friday, November 6th (12 pm ET)
Deadline: Friday, September 25th, 12 pm EST
Notifications: Monday, October 5th
Payment: Friday, October 16th
Deadline: Friday, October 16th, 12 pm EST
Notifications: Monday, October 26th
Payment: Friday, November 13th
Deadline: Friday, November 6th, 12 pm EST
Notifications: Monday, November 16th
Payment: Friday, November 27th
Requests will be reviewed by Alternate ROOTS on a rolling basis as outlined in the cycle timeline. Unfunded requests and requests received after the deadline for each phase will roll over to the next phase until the cycle closes.
Please do not submit more than one request per cycle.