Creative Industry

Western KY Resources

Individuals - Funding

CERF+ emergency funding for artists

Emergency assistance for artists who have experienced a career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster

The Actors Fund, Emergency Financial Assistance

Provides emergency financial assistance to all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industries

MusiCares Foundation

Provides asssistance for musicians in crisis

Apply for FEMA Assistance

Available for the following counties: Barren, Caldwell, Calloway, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio Taylor, and Warren

Individuals - Guides

Save Your Family Treasures

FEMA offers guidance to help individuals and families salvage their treasured family belongings following a disaster

Family Valuables and Treasures

Step-by-step instructions to help survivors stabilize their treasured belongings

Smithsonian: Resources for the Public

Site offers guidance to FEMA's initiative to save family treasures

National Heritage Responders

Team of trained conservators and collections care professionals

Kentucky's Office of Emergency Management website

Information about Public Assistance

24/7 Collections Emergency Hotline

NEDCC staff are available to provide advice to institutions and individuals handling collection-related disasters

Organizations - Funding

Business Physical Disaster Loans

SBA loan for businesses or non-profit organizations that has sustained physical damange and is located in a disaster declared county

USDA Disaster Assistance

A variety of programs to help farmers, ranchers, communities and businesses affected by natural disaster events.

MusiCares Foundation

Provides asssistance for musicians in crisis

Apply for FEMA Assistance

Available for the following counties: Barren, Caldwell, Calloway, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio Taylor, and Warren

Organizations - Guides

An Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief

A guide which breaks down federal disaster relief for the arts and culture sector for artists and arts organizations

Performing Arts Readiness

A project that provides outreach, resources, and grants for performing arts venues affected by disasters and emergencies

National Heritage Responders: 202-661-8068

24-7 hotline to assist cultural institutions affected by tornadoes

NCAPER: National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response
24/7 Collections Emergency Hotline

NEDCC staff are available to provide advice to institutions and individuals handling collection-related disasters

If I have questions, who can help me?

Emily Moses
Executive Staff Advisor
emilyb.moses@ky.gov
502-892-3109