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UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19: Please note that the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) is not a grantmaking program and is unable to assist artists financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, because we recognize the growing effect that the pandemic is having on artists, we have compiled a growing list of resources for artists affected by COVID-19 and hope that you may find assistance there. Please refer to the "Stories" page to find the list. If you are an artist or cultural practitioner otherwise at risk because of your creative practice, please follow the directions below to contact us.

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Operates in North America

Max’s Kansas City Project

  • Services offered
  • Emergency Funds
Guidelines of assistance

Creative arts professionals can apply throughout the year. Funding is based on an individual's need and disbursed in the form of a grant not to exceed $1,000. Funding will be based on a sliding scale according to each individual's specific case.


The Max's Kansas City Project provides emergency funding and resources to financially distressed individuals in the creative and performing arts for housing, medical, and legal aid. Grants range from $500 to $1,000, with special (but not exclusive) consideration given to former employees of patrons of Max's Kansas City.

Last updated Jan 04, 2020
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