News Team Correspondent, KP Whaley spoke to Brandon Cordery of VAE Raleigh to discuss the group’s efforts to help the arts community during COVID-19 cancellations.
Cordery, from VAE Raleigh, discussed the NC Artist Relief Fund created by a collaboration of organizations including, Artspace, PineCone, United Arts Council, and VAE Raleigh to support artists and the arts. The fund is a money-in money-out fund and it will be dispersed as donations come in.
Any artist, arts presenter, or arts venue in need of support due to cancellations from the outbreak of COVID-19 is encouraged to fill out the application in the link here:
- Applications will be reviewed by a panel of staff from all collaborating organizations.
- Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
- The fund will not award money based on “merit.”
- Priority will be given to artists in the Triangle region and the most vulnerable artists among us: artists of color, queer artists, and artists with disabilities. (note: we will try to help as many artists with need in North Carolina as we can).
- The fund will be open as long as artists have financial needs related to the outbreak of COVID-19 and donations are being made.
Listen to the full interview here: