The application is now live for the Artist Resilience Program, a second round of relief funding offered by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. The partnership, which began with 2020’s Artist Relief Program, invests another $1.5 million in support for artists’ recovery from the pandemic. The Artist Resilience Program provides relief funding to Oregon artists who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic due to loss of income, loss of opportunity or other unanticipated impacts to their artistic practice. Funding is intended to help sustain the artistic practice of professional artists. Oregon’s professional artists were especially hard hit during the pandemic. Most of them rely on public events to sell their work, and the statewide shut down dramatically reduced their opportunities for income. Many were forced to give up their art to seek other means of supporting themselves. The Artist Resilience Program supports professional artists who have experienced loss of revenue of $1,000 or more between January 1 and December 31, 2021. Awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. The Arts Commission determines awards based on peer panel review, number of applications and available grant funds. There are limited resources and not all applicants receive funding. If you have any questions about the Artist Resilience Program, please contact or see