You don't need me to tell you what a surreal, emotional week it's been in New York -Superstorm Sandy, the election, and now this insane blizzard- so how about some useful information instead? Behold the Comprehensive List of Emergency Resources For Artists. Please forward along to anyone you think might benefit (and see asterisk at bottom for a specific volunteer opportunity that involves you, knitting needles, and elderly evacuees). Stay strong, friends far and wide, and thank you for all the incredible community support!
EMERGENCY RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) - Current Disaster Resources
NYFA - Emergency Resources
Studio Protector: Artists’ Guide to Emergencies
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation – Emergency Grant
Artists’ Fellowships, Inc.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+)
Foundation for Contemporary Arts - Emergency Grants
Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist Grants – Emergency
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
Free legal advice for artists affected by Hurricane Sandy – The Law Office of Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento Art + Law
MoMA Emergency Guidelines for Art Disasters
@NYCSandyNeeds on Twitter (most up-to-date volunteer opportunities)
Art Fag City
*Lastly, the Park Slope Armory is still housing over 500 elderly and disabled evacuees from the Rockaways, an area of Queens especially ravaged by the hurricane. My cousin and some gals from Brooklyn General lead a knitting circle there every night at 6pm and they are desperate for more volunteers. Norma, Leatrice, Stella, Shirley and many other evacuees look forward to this every night; it's a bright spot in an otherwise grim and confusing time for these women, most of whom have no family to help or place to live until the state transfers them to a new assisted care facility. Anyone interested in helping -knitting or otherwise- can just show up at the Armory, 361 15th St. on Eighth Ave in Park Slope. Take the F train to 15th St./Prospect Park.