Image: Greenpoint Studios, 99 Commercial St. via ArtInfo
This is a more comprehensive art-specific list and follow-up to our Nov 1st post: Hurricane Sandy Relief: Resources.
Complied links to emergency funding sources, info and articles, A - Z (Sat Nov 3, 2012):
Joan Mitchell Foundation - Emergency Program
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing after natural or manmade disasters that have affected a community. Artists who have suffered losses due to catastrophic situations of this nature can apply to the Foundation for funding. Please contact the Joan Mitchell Foundation for additional information at email@example.com.
The Foundation's emergency funding is specific to natural or man-made disasters. We acknowledge the tremendous need for support following personal emergencies, such as medical related expenses, however the Foundation is currently unable to provide this type of emergency funding.
Mister ArtSee - Brooklyn Artists Relief
The devastation from hurricane Sandy has had a major impact for the arts community. Flooding as high as 10' caused extensive damage to the Red Hook, Gowanus, and DUMBO areas. These areas are filled with ground floor art related businesses: foundries, metal shops, wood shops, fabricators, art movers, etc, who saw machinery, materials and partially completed work completely destroyed. The damage many of these art professionals have suffered will effect the whole arts community that rely on them for needed services. The insurance coverage these companies have will not be enough and other funds will all be loans for this kind of loss.
Mister ArtSee, the nation's mobile art laboratory, and the ART© group have set up an emergency relief fund for artists and art professionals who have suffered losses due to hurricane Sandy. 100% of all funds will go directly to companies and artists affected by the storm. Funds will be used directly to repair and replace needed equipment and supplies so that we can try and keep their livelihoods and services going. Mister ArtSee is a 501(c)3 arts organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
- Call AIC’s 24-hour assistance number at 202.661.8068 for advice by phone.
- Call 202.661.8068 to arrange for a team to come to the site to complete damage assessments and help with salvage organization.
- They can also be reached via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- RAPID RELIEF: EMERGENCY GRANTS -- CERF+’s Emergency Grants are designed to provide immediate help to eligible craft artists after career-threatening emergencies. The maximum potential Emergency Grant is $3,000. The maximum potential Emerging Professional Craft Artist Emergency Grant is $2,000. CERF+ loans and other CERF+ grants are not available to those qualifying for this grant program.
- CAREER RECOVERY: EMERGENCY RECOVERY LOAN -- CERF+’s Emergency Recovery Loan is used by an eligible craft artist to re-establish, improve, or possibly expand his/her work capacity after an emergency. The maximum potential Emergency Recovery Loan is $8,000. No interest is charged and loans must be repaid within five years. To be considered for an Emergency Recovery Loan, applicants must answer all applicable application questions, provide a cash flow projection statement for the next 12 months as well a short, loan-related business plan.
Staten Island Arts
Image: West 27th St., via Artinfo
ARTICLES A - Z
Via Art in America:
Smack Mellon Studios in Dumbo Destroyed, by Leigh Anne Miller 11/01/12
Via ArtInfo, Nov 2, 2012 Arts roundup:
In the wake of superstorm Sandy, Julia Halperin reported from ravaged Chelsea and also examined the anticipated cost for galleries, while Sara Roffino visited flooded artists studios in Greenpoint and Allison Meier surveyed the damage to art spaces in DUMBO and Gowanus. Curator Klaus Biesenbach announced he was encouraging volunteers to aid suffering Rockaway Beach this Saturday. Ben Davis looked to what the long-term impact of Sandy on the NYC art world might be.
[Updated] How to Volunteer for Hurricane Sandy Clean Up by Corinna Kirsch on November 1, 2012
You’ve seen the pictures. You’ve read the tweets. New York City looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland along its waterfront. Among the many things New York City needs right now, clean up is one of them. The art world is rallying, too.
Via Artforum Scene & Herd:
Dustin Yellin Clears Red Hook Studio After Sandy, Contemplates Future
By Rozalia Jovanovic 11/01 1:15pm
Chelsea Galleries Begin Recovery Work
By Andrew Russeth 11/01 8:07pm
[Liveblog] Hurricane Sandy and New York Art World
By Rozalia Jovanovic, Michael H. Miller, Andrew Russeth and Dan Duray 11/02 11:20am
Where Creations Faced Destruction, by ALLAN KOZINN, October 31, 2012
Critic's Notebook: For Galleries, a Test of Tenacity, by ROBERTA SMITH, November 2, 2012
Artsbeat: Museum of Modern Art to Offer Presentation on Conserving Flood-Damaged Artworks, by CAROL VOGEL, November 2, 2012, 4:22 pm