Coronavirus updates from President Kurt T. Steinberg

Montserrat is aware of how it’s students, alumni, and greater community may be heavily impacted by the closures and hardships brought on by Covid-19. In light of that, we’ve put together a list of resources to which those in need—or those who want to help those in need—can reach out to or reference.

National Resources:

IRS- Coronavirus Tax Relief
Coronavirus information for federal loan borrowers.

National Resources for Artists:

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Corvid-19 Emergency Grants
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
Artist’s Fellowship
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
Twenty Summers Emergency Arts Fund
The Creator Fund
Emergency Funds for Individual Artists Participating in Residencies
Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resources
Americans for the Arts Covid-19 Resource and Response Center

Arts Education Resources:

Arts Education Partnership Covid-19 Resources
Arts Ed Collab Virtual Teaching Resources

Museum Staff:

Kincaid Family Foundation Emergency Grants for Curators
Covid-19 Resources and Information for the Museum Field

Massachusetts-Specific Resources:

Cambridge Artists Relief Fund
Boston Artist Relief Fund
Massachusetts Unemployment
Mass Cultural Council COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

Massachusetts-Specific Small Business/Non-Profit Resources:

Small Business Administration Small Business Relief Options
Main Street America Corvid-19 Resources
Massachusetts Capital Growth Corporation is offering loans of up to $75,000 to small businesses adversely affected by Covid-19.
Rapid Response Layoff Aversion
Mass Non-Profit Net Coronavirus Resources

We also know that many in the Montserrat community—especially current students and recent graduates—often work in the service industry for a portion of their income. Those whose livelihood is affected by closings of restaurants, bars, and cafes can find more resources below:

For the Beverly/Salem/Lynn Area – Behind You Inc. (Currently closed to applicants, but raising more funds).
For the Boston Area – The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund
United States Bartender’s Guild offers hardship grants that do not require guild membership.

Comcast’s response to COVID-19