Recovery for the Arts

NOTE: Do not throw damaged art away without first consulting a conservator.Take photos of work and see below for information about recovery measures and resources.

– POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION RESPONDS TO HURRICANE SANDY DISASTER 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, www.pkf.org    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.


– JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION: “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: info@joanmitchellfoundation.org .”

– SUPERSTORM SANDY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND
If you are an active SAG-AFTRA member facing hardship due to the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation (SAG Foundation) and the Screen Actors Guild Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (SAG MPPWF) are here to help.
Affected and eligible SAG-AFTRA members may apply to the fund for one-time cash grants of up to $2,400 from the SAG Foundation and an additional $2,400 from the SAG MPPWF, for a total potential assistance grant of $4,800 per person upon approval. Members are eligible to apply if they are currently active and have paid their dues through the May 2012 billing cycle.
Members in need can apply by contacting The Actors Fund intake services directly at: Eastern Region –  212.221.7300 ext. 119

– HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FUND FOR MUSICIANS
MusiCares has established a fund to support members of the music community affected by the recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The MusiCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund has been set up so music people in crisis can quickly get help. Assistance includes basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, and transportation; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills, and medications; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; home repairs; debris removal; and more.

– MUSICARES HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FUND
The MusiCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund has been set up so music people in crisis can quickly get help. Assistance includes basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, and transportation; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills, and medications; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; home repairs; debris removal; and more. Apply for assistance here – http://www.grammy.org/files/pages/sandy_relief_app.pdf Or contact MusiCares’ toll-free help lines at 1.877.303.6962 or 1.877.626.2748.
– HURRICANE SANDY – ARTISTS’ RELIEF EXCHANGE
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.
– FREE CONSULTATIONS REGARDING LOST OR DAMAGED ART 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.http://artlawoffice.com/2012/11/ny-artists-legal-information/

– POST-SANDY ART RECOVERY
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.
– ARTSREADY
Information about art recovery resources and emergency grants.
– AMERICAN INSTITUTE CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC AND ARTISTIC WORKS COLLECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (AIC-CERT)
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 www.conservation-us.org/disaster .
  • 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.
– POST-STORM ART RECOVERY / CONSERVATION

– CHRISTIE’S REACHES OUT TO DOWNTOWN ARTISTS/GALLERIES
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.
– CRAFT EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (CERF)
relief@craftemergency.org, 802-229-2306
  • 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.
– MoMA EMERGENCY GUIDELINES FOR ART DISASTERS
posted on Tuesday, November 13th 2012

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