San Diego Performers and Writers Emergency Relief (SD-PWER)
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SD PWER's mission is to provide limited emergency financial assistance to San Diego County's performing artists (including musicians, dancers, actors), writers, filmmakers and other performing art professionals who are in desperate need because of a medical crisis, accident, fire or loss of personal and professional property.
The maximum annual grant is $1,000 per emergency or $2,500 for a major crisis for individual applicants and $1,000 - $3,000 for arts organizations. The SD-PWER fund is restricted to qualified creative professionals who have lived in San Diego County for a minimum of two years, and who have a record of significant involvement in the arts community. Grants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Abiding by a strict policy of respecting confidentiality, Synergy will not reveal names of applicants or recipients if so requested.
SD-PWER has designated funding from SYNERGY ARTS FOUNDATION, and is operated by a volunteer steering committee so that maximum funds may be distributed to creative professionals in need.
SD-PWER raises funds from private donations and from arts events. Please join with SYNERGY ARTS FOUNDATION and support SD-PWER and our distinguished growing arts community. Giving to the SD-PWER fund is an important way for our community in San Diego to sustain all the arts by helping our creative professionals in crisis.
Support S.D.- P.W.E.R.
To contribute to this worthy cause, please DONATE here or make your tax-deductible check out to Synergy Art Foundation and mail it to:
SD-PWER Grant Application for Individuals