Financial Resources: Artists Impacted by COVID-19

Financial Resources for Artists Impacted by COVID-19

Pentacle remains dedicated to continuing to provide a high level of support to artists during these extraordinary circumstances. Alongside many other key and respected organizations in the field, we have begun accumulating and curating a list of resources for artists and organizations experiencing income loss and other troubles as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. 


These resources at nextSteps provide assistance in loan applications and emergency grants, and we’ll update the list as the situation evolves.

Find the full list of resources at nextSteps


Resources from Pentacle:

  • Financial Urgent Care – NEW pro bono analysis for individual artists and small non-profits
  • Unique projects – FREE membership to our most basic Fiscal Sponsorship which can be used for select grant applications and crowd-funding campaigns
  • nextSteps – NEW educational website for artists in need of infrastructural support

For Individual Artists:

For Small Companies:

Other Misc. Resources/Ideas:

  • Amazon Wishlists
  • Joust Business Banking app – Freelancers can sign up to receive an advance on late or unpaid invoices
    • Promo code: JOUST4FREELANCERS
  • Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic panel – 2-hour webinar hosted by HowlRound discussing freelancer rights/contractual protections, how-tos for emergency grants, ways to digitize performances, etc.
  • Con Edison has begun suspending late payment fees
  • NYSIF has launched a new COVID-19 page where you can access the latest information, guidance, and tools for your policy during the coronavirus pandemic. The new page serves as a centralized source of help for policyholders as well as workers.
  • Bridge loans for the balance of NYSCA or other government funds
  • New Credit Card – if your company is eligible, usually no interest for the first 12-18 months
    • Congress has also decreased interest rates

Last updated on July 29, 2020.