Recognizing the immediate financial need for Toledo's artists affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, The Arts Commission re-allocated $10,000 for Emergency Grants for Artists, a new program to support artists whose performances, exhibitions, and events were cancelled due to this crisis. Within 24 hours of launching the grant, requests from local artists exceeded the available funds. Through community fundraising efforts, The Arts Commission was able to secure an additional $5,000 for a second cycle of grants. These funds were also quickly exhausted, signifying the magnitude of need here in Toledo.

As national resources for artists take shape, we will continue to find ways to support our local creative community. Artists can find a resource list on our website.

Thank you to all who have donated to the Emergency Grants for Artists, and thank you to the artists in our community for keeping Toledo vibrant!

Questions? Contact Jordan Buschur, Artist Services Coordinator: jbuschur@theartscommission.org

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