The ACTF COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund
The Arts Center Task Force has created the ACTF COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund to provide short-term relief in the form of unrestricted grants to Tri-Cities artists and organizations who have lost income related to the COVID-19 crisis. Our necessary efforts to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic by "Sheltering in Place" have had catastrophic effects on artists, arts and culture organizations in our community. It is our responsibility to preserve our cultural resources. 100% of all donations submitted through this fund will go to support local artists and arts groups.
Donate to the Relief Fund
Your donation will put cash directly into the hand of artists, and arts and culture organizations in the Tri-Cities through unrestricted grants. 100% of all donations submitted here will go to local artists and arts organizations.
Donate online by clicking the 'Donate' button below and completing the online donation form. Please consider making a recurring donation, which is indicated by the check box directly below the Amount box.
Mail a check to the Arts Center Task Force, Attention Treasurer, P.O. Box 2131, Richland, WA 99352. Please include 'ACTF COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund' in the 'For' section.
Apply for a Grant from the Relief Fund
If you are an artist, or arts and culture organization in the Tri-Cities please fill out the form below to be considered for a grant through the Tri-Cities' Artist Relief Fund.
Eligibility and Procedures:
Only artists and organizations who operate in the Tri-Cities are eligible to apply to apply.
The amount of funds distributed will be determined by the amount of donations received.
Applications will be reviewed by an independent body of individuals not employed or serve on the ACTF board of directors or any other arts non-profit board of directors.
Grant distribution time will be determined by volume of donations and length of review process, but it is ACTF’s goal to distribute the funds as quickly as possible.
Each grant recipient will be required to submit a report documenting how the funds were utilized within 90 days of receiving the funds.
Meet the Reviewers
Yichien Cooper, Ph.D. received her Ph.D. in Arts Education with a Museum Studies Certificate from Florida State University. Specializing in integrating arts curriculum design and STEAM education, she teaches at WSU Tri-Cities.
She is the President of Mid-Columbia Arts Foundation (2020-), the President of The World Chinese Arts Education Association (2017-), a guest advisor at National Academy for Educational Research in Taiwan (2018-), the Chair of Data Visualization Working Group (2017-) and the Membership Chair for Asian Art and Culture Issue Group at National Art Education Association (2018-).
She actively advocates arts and arts education in the communities. She was an Art Commissioner at Richland Arts Commission (2014-2019). She founded an Asian Awareness Art and Culture Exhibition in 2009, which has since become a signature event to bridge Chinese communities in Tri-Cities with other ethnicities through arts.