The New York Foundation for the Arts is partnering with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new medical emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Emergency Grants. The program marks the first phase of a program that will be in the tradition of Change, Inc., a nonprofit foundation established in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to assist professional artists of all disciplines in need.
Beginning in late May/early June 2020, the program will provide visual and media artists and choreographers with one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical emergencies. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to hospital and doctor bills (including insurance co-pays), tests, physical/occupational therapy, prescription drugs specifically for the emergency medical condition, and emergency dental work. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and panels will meet monthly to ensure funds are distributed on a timely basis.
Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory and does not need insurance to apply. All eligible applications will be reviewed by a panel and assessed using the following two criteria: demonstrated need and impact of funds to allow the recipient to continue working.
There is no deadline to apply, as applications will be accepted and reviewed by a panel on a monthly basis.
For the complete RFP, see the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation website.