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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
– POST-SANDY ART RECOVERY
- 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.
- They can also be reached via email – email@example.com
- Conservation OnLine: http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/nps/npsafter.html
- Studio Protector: http://www.studioprotector.org/OnlineGuide/Salvage.aspx
- American Institute for Conservation: http://www.conservation-us.org/disaster
- National Center for Preservation Technology and Training:http://ncptt.nps.gov/wet-recovery/
- Heritage Preservation: http://www.heritagepreservation.org/PROGRAMS/TASKFER.HTM
- Craft Emergency Relief Fund: http://craftemergency.org/emergency-response
- Arts Ready: https://www.artsready.org/page/useful_links
- National Document Conservation Center: http://www.nedcc.org/disaster/disaster.php (Hotline: +1.978.470.1010)
- MoMA consortium on conserving works released this document on emergency handling of artwork damaged by flooding. https://docs.google.com/a/nyu.edu/file/d/0B_rGKbGi6Q--cS0YyNkw1QTZPWkk/edit
- National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Water damage recovery http://ncptt.nps.gov/wet-recovery/
- 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.