Amplify Arts Increases Grant Opportunities in Light of COVID-19 Repercussions on Artists

Amplify Arts ( recently increased its grant monies available to area artists after getting the results of a COVID-19 Continuing Impact Survey that reveals how severely the pandemic is affecting artists on a national level. Completed in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, 6% of the responses were Nebraskan artists, and the results indicate that:

  • Almost one in five (18.2%) of responding artists have lost 100% of their income
  • Almost half (45.5%) of the responding artists have lost more than half of their income
  • These income impacts are markedly worse for artists of color and for performing artists
  • Only 3% of artists reported no impact

In response to the results, Amplify Arts has more than doubled its grants pool of funds, including its Micro Grant program, which awards up to $500 to local artists for supplies, software, research, professional development, or marketing and promotional materials.

Amplify Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes unity, innovation, and progress in the arts to build strong and vibrant communities. Artists having financially difficult times are encouraged to apply for grants at If you have comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions on how to best support the arts and artist community, please contact Andy Saladino at (402) 982- 4397 /