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Artist Relief Fund Continues in 2021

Generous donors have made it possible for the Doña Ana Arts Council to offer grants to artists needing assistance. As long as funds remain available, the Arts Council will accept applications from artists who are included in the Arts Directory. Please call DAAC at 575-523-6403 for more information or an application for an Artist Relief grant.

Image: “Hang Out to Dry” by Mary Diesel; in Metaphor for a Virus Online Gallery

Artist Relief During the Time of Coronavirus
News of the ill effects of the pandemic have quite rightfully focused mostly on the threats to life and physical health. However, we know that personal finances have also been threatened for a number of us. Across the country, perhaps the world, arts organizations have started artist relief funds because too many of our artists have limited resources, even in the best of times, and many artists have been especially impacted by this health crisis.

Toward that end, several local patrons of the arts have very generously made funds available for the DAAC Artist Relief Fund to assist artists in need. Grants of $100 each will continue to be distributed to artists who apply and are approved until all of those funds are distributed.

Artists who would like to benefit will need to be listed in our Arts Directory to qualify. We will keep anonymous the names of the applicants and recipients, but we do hope that there will be affirmations of the benefits that can be made public.

If there are more applications than funds available, DAAC staff will determine, based on the applications submitted, which artists will receive the remaining available funds. New applications will be required from those who have received grants from this fund in the past.

We extend our sincere gratitude to the all donors to this fund, and we hope such inspired giving makes a significant and positive difference for our artists.

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