+++UPDATE: Seattle: GoFundMe and Mayor’s Arts Recovery Package provide some relief

Ijeoma Oluo’s GoFundMe has so far raised 180k on behalf of Artists Relief Fund.

American author and journalist Ijeoma Oluo is among the organisers of a GoFundMe campaign set up in support of artists in the city hardest hit by COVID-19 in the US, Seattle.

At time of writing funds topped 180, 000, with 100% of this to be distributed to artists who have lost income due to cancellations and work stoppage during the pandemic.

The Seattle mayor’s office has augmented this fundraiser with $50, 000, and announced the Mayor’s Arts Recovery Package, investing $1 million in an Arts Stabilization Fund, and offering a further $50, 000 in available grants.

Seattle and 4Culture Announce New Funding Relief Packages for the Arts | The Stranger | 17th March 2020