Icicle Fund Artist Grants

COVID-19 Relief Fund for NCW Artists

Application opens December 15!

Thanks to the Icicle Fund, Methow Arts and Icicle Creek Center for the Arts will get to provide 72 artists with critical funding during a very difficult year. The Icicle Fund 2020.21 Relief Fund provides $72,000 in artist grants in support of the critical needs of working artists in North Central Washington* whose incomes have been impacted by COVID-19. *Please note, grants are intended for working artists residing in Okanogan, Chelan, Grant and Douglas Counties.

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts will review and artist grants in Chelan and Grant counties and Methow Arts Alliance will review and award artist grants in Okanogan and Douglas counties.

Artists are the basic building blocks of the Arts Ecosystem – without creating artists, the system does not exist. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NCW artists are facing severe loss in income and business. The Icicle Fund recognizes that artists continue to be deeply impacted as events, conferences, art at Farmer’s Markets, and performances across the country continue to cancel. They are impacted by hospitality industry and retail/artist studio closures, school closures, travel restrictions, continued lay-offs and social distancing recommendations.

 Icicle Center for the Arts and Methow Arts Alliance in collaboration with the Icicle Fund will offer 72 unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 each to support working NCW artists (residing in Okanogan, Chelan, Grant and Douglas Counties) who report:

• Lost income/wages due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
• Lost income due to cancelled events, conferences, school closures and performance cancellations.
• Difficulty in meeting living expenses

This is a NEEDS-BASED grant. Funds are intended to support working artists in NCW who face severe financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Priority will be given to working artists who demonstrate economic loss due the Covid-19 Pandemic.

• 21 years of age or older or financially independent;
• A NCW resident at the time of application and payment;
• Individual artists of any discipline.

• Applying on behalf of a company, nonprofit, organization, community group, ensembles, collective;
• Current Icicle Fund, Icicle Center for the Arts, Methow Arts staff/board.

Applications will be reviewed every two weeks and awarded until funding is fully allocated.
Questions? Contact Rebecca Ryker at rebecca@icicle.org