Tel Aviv municipality will hand out grants to struggling artists and city residents who work in cultural organizations, as well as giving out scholarships to artists for future events.
By Idan Zonshine April 24, 2020 Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai announced on Thursday that the Tel Aviv Municipality has set up an emergency fund to assist the city’s independent artists, and to city residents who work at municipal cultural corporations and cultural associations which are supported by the municipality.
Independent artists have been one of the groups most heavily impacted by the financial crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as mass gatherings are set to be the last thing to reopen in any scenario, with many artists no longer even able to rely on the service industry to stay afloat.
Financial assistance will be provided through two routes: Through the first route, grants will be given to artists and municipal cultural corporations and municipally-supported cultural associations that have suffered severe economic distress resulting from the crisis.
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