***Emergency Resources for Artists:
Artists, please note: if any of your work or live/work space has been damaged,
take pictures and keep receipts of whatever you spend during this time.
Self-employed people are eligible for 'disaster
unemployment insurance' in areas where a federal declaration of
disaster has been declared. About.com explains more: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/unemployment/g/disasterunemployment.htm
LMCC's Emergency Grants List:
NYFA's Emergency Grants List:
Joan Mitchell Foundation: sent out this
message after the Hurricane:
"If you are - or know of - a visual artist who has been affected by the
hurricane 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:
Small Business Disaster Relief Loans:
Federal: Small Business Administration
City: Department of Small Business Services has set up a Sandy recovery website
For more information about the loans, call 311 and ask for NYC Business
Links to salvage / conservation / recovery information:
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:
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
MoMA consortium on conserving works released this document on emergency handling of artwork
damaged by flooding.
Christie's is arranging space for Downtown 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.
New York City Economic Development Corporation: For any business
temporarily displaced, NYCEDC may have short-term "swing" office or
storage space: information at www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness.
New York City Arts Coalition offers helpful information
Federal disaster resources will be dependent on your (or your arts
group/business) being registered at FEMA. Go to www.disasterassistance.gov.
Performing Arts groups:
The federal legislation that controls eligibility had some limitations after
9/11, which the Chair of NYSCA, Richard Schwartz, was able to work with the
Pataki administration to have lifted. This means that Performing Arts groups
may be told they are ineligible. Please let us know if this happens to you.
You may want to also go to register at NYC Communities for Change
They assist with tracking and follow-up with FEMA and may help individuals with
the FEMA process.
Law Office of Sergio Munoz Sarmiento: Phone consultations
free of charge to address questions pertaining to rights and possible
compensation for damaged artwork or studios as a result of Hurricane Sandy. For
more information: http://artlawoffice.com/2012/11/ny-artists-legal-information/.