Portland Creative Laureate Subashini Ganesan, has teamed up with Oregon’s Poet Laureate Kim Stafford, to create an emergency relief fund to for local freelance and independent artists impacted by COVID-19.

Supporting them are a growing consortium of organizations including New Expressive Works (Fiscal Sponsor), The Circus Project, CoHo Productions, Dance Wire, FLOCK, Future Prairie Artist Collective, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Ori Gallery, Performance Works NW, PHAME, Portland Art Museum, PICA, Risk/Reward, Shaking the Tree Theatre, Third Angle New Music, Water in the Desert, The Headwaters and Young Audiences of OR & Washington.

These organizations are providing critical IN-KIND administrative, advocacy and publicity resources to meet the needs of diverse independent artists in our region. The fund has received gifts, grants and donations from many community members and the goal is to make disbursements once a week depending on funds received beginning the week of March 30.

Visit pdxartistrelief.com to apply or to make a donation.