Monday, November 05, 2012

Current Disaster Resources for Artists

Current Disaster Resources 

Please, see below for Superstorm Sandy recovery information - you should also bookmark and keep handy as a reference...


Deeply concerned for the welfare of artists affected by the Hurricane Sandy disaster, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is currently accepting emergency requests for grants to professional visual artists, which will be expedited under the Foundation’s guidelines. Artists are encouraged to visit our Foundation’s website,   where we have an online application. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Foundation by telephone (212-517-5400) or fax (212-288-2836).  All requests will be promptly addressed. A completed application form, cover letter, exhibition history and ten images of your work (jpegs or photos of work will be accepted) will be needed to be considered for our emergency grants.

"If you are - or know of - a visual artist who has been affected by [Hurricane Sandy] please contact us. The Foundation has funding allocated specifically for emergency assistance to painters and sculptors affected by natural disasters... We know that communication for many is very limited now, but our staff can be reached by email at:"

The primary purpose is to assist artists who have had a career threatening emergency, but also serves artists who are just starting out and artists who need resources to take the next step in their careers.

New York State-based visual artists and arts nonprofits who were affected by Hurricane Sandy can contact the Law Office of Sergio Munoz Sarmiento for questions pertaining to an artist’s lost or damaged artworks — whether it was in their studio, home, gallery, or museum — and also calls pertaining to any damages to their studios or living areas. Arts nonprofits are also welcome to call with similar questions pertaining to lost or damaged artwork or other operational questions. 

ArtsReady has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for conserving artwork, post-storm. Review links to find information about stabilizing works, repairing damage, and contacting relevant organizations for assistance.

Information about art recovery resources and emergency grants. 

AIC-CERT can aid any institution, organization, collectors, or artists who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Resources and information on disaster recovery and salvage can be found on the AIC website at ;
  • Call AIC’s 24-hour assistance number at 202.661.8068 for advice by phone.
  • Call 202.661.8068 to arrange for a team to come to the site to complete damage assessments and help with salvage organization.

Christie’s is arranging space for artists to use their laptops and charge their phones, and may be able to assist galleries with storage space for their art. Those interested, please call (212) 468-7177.

  • RAPID RELIEF: EMERGENCY GRANTS  -- CERF+’s Emergency Grants are designed to provide immediate help to eligible craft artists after career-threatening emergencies. The maximum potential Emergency Grant is $3,000. The maximum potential Emerging Professional Craft Artist Emergency Grant is $2,000. CERF+ loans and other CERF+ grants are not available to those qualifying for this grant program. 
  • CAREER RECOVERY: EMERGENCY RECOVERY LOAN -- CERF+’s Emergency Recovery Loan is used by an eligible craft artist to re-establish, improve, or possibly expand his/her work capacity after an emergency. The maximum potential Emergency Recovery Loan is $8,000. No interest is charged and loans must be repaid within five years. To be considered for an Emergency Recovery Loan, applicants must answer all applicable application questions, provide a cash flow projection statement for the next 12 months as well a short, loan-related business plan.

Residencies for Artists


The Saison Foundation / Residence in Morishita Studio. Research residencies for artists and arts administrators, i.e. producers, program directors and curators, engaged in contemporary theater and dance. Japan.
Deadline: November 8, 2012

Arteles Residency Program Finland 2013.
Deadline: November 9, 2012

ArtFunkl, based in Manchester,UK is delighted to offer another opportunity in the Scribus series of Residencies for writers or digital media artists. UK.
Deadline: November 12, 2012

Est-Nord-Est, rĂ©sidence d’artistes/Appel de dossiers 2013/Artistes en rĂ©sidence. Canada.
Deadline: November 15, 2012

The Jan van Eyck Academie is an international post-academic art institute that offers space to ambitions, plans and work of artists, designers, writers, curators, thinkers. Maastricht (NL).
Deadline: November 15, 2012

Gastatelier Gasmesserhaus: The studio community AZB Arbeitsgemeinschaft Zurcher Bildhauer has invented this temporay studio for sculptors and installations or 3D workers. CH.
Deadline: November 15, 2012

Mexican & European Media Artists in Residence Exchange EMARE MEX 2012-2013, The European Media Art Network.
Deadline: November 15, 2012

As a multiplex cultural arts center, Incheon Art Platform (IAP) is based on artists-in-residency programs. It hosts exhibitions, performances and concerts all over the year and runs various events and educational programs for general public. South Korea.
Deadline: November 15, 2012

The Civitella Ranieri Foundation will provide the two selected UNESCO-Aschberg Laureates with an apartment, work space, and two meals six days per week for a six-week residency. Only through the Unesco Aschberg bursaries for artists it is possible to send an application. Italy.
Deadline: November 15, 2012

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a new, free artist residency located in Chapala, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico where artists and writers will find inspiration from the stunning views of mountains, lake and sunsets. Mexico.
Deadline: November 17, 2012

Arquetopia Art Production Artist Residency – Oaxaca and Puebla, Mexico – Jan/Feb 2013.
Deadline: November 18, 2012

2013 Master Artists-in-Residence Schedule at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Residency #148, February 18–March 10
Deadline: November 18, 2012

Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto is a non-profit organisation endorsed by the region of Piedmont, Northern Italy. Since 1998, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto has run the UNIDEE in Residence International Programme. UNIDEE takes part in the 2013 programme of the UNESCO Aschberg bursaries for visual artists. Read more about this stipend and how to apply here. Deadline for the UNESCO Aschberg: 18 November. Italy.
Deadline: November 18, 2012

Maumau artist-in-residence programme in Turkey.
Deadline: November 19, 2012

Join TRACTOR! Residency for creative professionals from all the fields of : Visual Arts, Media Art, Music & Sound, Performing Arts, Design, Architecture, Literature, Research. Slovenia.
Deadline: November 19, 2012

TWS Aoyama:Creator-in-Residence provides a truly diverse range of opportunities for exchange for people of age or gender, and working in any genre. Japan.
Deadline: November 20, 2012

International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC): the residency programme is one of the initiatives of the International Centre of Graphic Arts aimed at integrating, supporting and developing the work of cultural operators within the artistic and institutional dimensions in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Deadline: November 20, 2012

The NPO BEPPU PROJECT is opening an International Artist in Residence program for artists in the music field and the contemporary art field (visual arts and performing arts). Japan.
Deadline: November 23, 2012

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center: Bellagio creative arts residencies are for composers, novelists, journalists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists. The Center typically offers one-month stays for no more than 3-5 individual artists at a time. Italy.
Deadline: November 30, 2012

CACIS - Forn de la cal:  The center hosts visual arts projects, performing arts, performance, thinking, land- and site-specific art as well as research projects on sustainability and nature preservation. The residence has the basic conditions for research and study. Spain.
Deadline: November 30, 2012

The Digital Arts Studios’ residency programme aims to encourage and support new and established artists in the creation of innovative, challenging and experimental new work by providing a creative hub with access to multiple facilities and resources. UK.
Deadline: November 30, 2012

Cyprus College of Art: The Cornaro Residencies 2013, 3 Month Artists Residencies. The fee for a three month stay (15 February to 15 May 2013) is 1000 euro, which pays for basic single room youth hostel style accommodation (shared washing and cooking facilities), studio space and tutorial assistance in either Lempa (Paphos) or Larnaca. Cyprus.
Deadline: asap.

Halka Art Project invites artists and researchers for Spring 2013 term Residency Programme in Istanbul. Turkey.
Deadline: December 31, 2012

Applications to Nes Artist Residency may be submitted at any time (open call). Iceland.
Deadline: Anytime

McColl Center for Visual Art's residency program: ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE + ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE. USA.
Deadline: Anytime

Artist in Residency Program, Shanghai @ The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China.
Deadline: Anytime.

Chinese Arts Centre: The Whisper Residency gives you a taster session of Breathe, being able to live and work within the residency space but for 1 month. Manchester, UK.
Deadline: Anytime.

Spark Box Studio’s Artist Residency Program provides live/work space to accommodate both emerging and professional printmakers, photographers, painters, illustrators, curators and writers. Canada.
Deadline: Ongoing