The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our entire economy, but particularly the artists whose livelihood depends on audiences, and the organizations that give these artists a platform. Every cancellation impacts everyone from the artist to the venue staff and keeps critical revenue from our important cultural organizations.
The Orange County Arts Commission has created an Orange County Arts Support Fund and has provided initial seed funding from money that was allocated towards upcoming, and now canceled events. Artists and arts industry workers who have been impacted by COVID-19 can apply here for funding. The application deadline is Friday, April 10 at midnight. The application for nonprofit arts/culture organizations is coming soon.
Orange County Arts Commission
437 Dimmock’s Mill Road, Box 27
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Please memo “OCASF.”
If you’d like to donate online, you can make a contribution through Go Fund Me here. Our director Katie Murray has set up this fundraiser because the commission currently lacks an online donation mechanism. The ArtsCenter in Carrboro is serving as the fiscal agent for this fund and will assist the commission is dispursing money to approved applicants.100% of donations will be distributed to the arts community through the commission’s application process. Please note that this is not a fundraiser by or for The ArtsCenter.
Thank you for helping us support the arts of Orange County!