Philadelphia’s Freedom & COVID-19

The impact of COVID –19 has had lasting effects on the city of Philadelphia, our nation, and countries far and wide.


In times of global distress, Philadelphia is here for you.

The National Liberty Museum is your home for heroes. We pride ourselves in bringing liberty to light. We do so through a curated collection of artworks that share stories of people whose character and courage have expanded liberty for all.

Our team works hard to inspire and encourage our visitors to explore liberty as an ongoing human quest we all share. In times like these we are more than just a team; we are a family and we are a part of a much larger picture; the community.

We would like to take this time to thank you for being an important member of the NLM community.

To show our gratitude, The National Liberty Museum has pulled together a curated list of resources that benefit not only our city of Brotherly and Sisterly love, but the artists and cultural institutions across the globe.

Resources for Individual Artists & Cultural Institution

• Female Artists over 40 in the U.S: Annonymous Was A Woman Emergency Relief Grant
• Artists Living In These 9 States: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Grants for Artists
• Organizations Operating Out Of These 9 States: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Grants for Organizations
• National Endowment of the Arts: Relief Resources, Opportunities, & FAQs
• Artists Impacted by COVID-19 Closure & Cancellations: Artly World Nonprofit Arts Relief Project
• BIPOC Artists & Cultural Leaders (Black, Indigenous, People of Color): Arts and Culture of Color Emergency Fund
• Queer Writers of Color: Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund
• Craft Artists: CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund
• Individual Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists, & Book Writers: Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Grant
• Visual and Media Artists and Choreographers: The Rauschenberg Emergency Grant
• Artists Living In The U.S: Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
• Curatorial Arts: Kinkade Family Foundation Emergency Grant for Curators
• Professionals In The Creative Arts: Max’s Kansas City Project Emergency Grant
• U.S Musicians Of Any Genre: Musicians Foundation
• Writers in the U.S: PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund
• Self-Employed Photographers: Format’s Photographer Fund
New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grants
• Musicians & Music Industry Workers: Sweet Relief Musician Fund
• Artists & Organizations Impacted by COVID-19: Twenty Summers Emergency Arts Fund
• Documentarians: American Documentary COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund
• Independent Artists & Activists: The Soze Foundation, Task Force, & Invisible Hand Artists & Activists Relief Fund
• Workers of the Entertainment Technology Industry Impacted by COVID-19: Behind TheScenes Grant
• Art Technicians: DIETL International Art Handlers Assistance
• Freelance Artists: Freelancers Union Freelancers Relief Fund
• Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists, & Librettists: Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation Idea Awards COVID-19 Response Grant Lottery Entry Form
• Freelancers, Service Industry, and Gig Economy Workers: Leveler Peer to Peer Wealth Distribution
• Creators Impacted by COVID-19: Patreon’s What The Fund
• American Authors: Carnegie Fund for Authors
• Genre Writers: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Emergency Medical Fund
• Freelance Writers: American Society of Journalists and Authors Writers Emergency Assistance Fund
• Music Industry Professionals Impacted by COVID-19: MusiCares Foundation Financial & Addiction Recovery Assistance
• Independent Artist & Organizational Grants: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
• Comic Books Writers, Pencilers, Inkers, Colorists, & Letterers: The Hero Initiative
• Artists in the U.S: The Artist Relief Initiative
• Artists & Cultural Strategists: The Opportunity Agenda’s Creative Change COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Stipends

 

Celebrating Pride Month with a Retrospective Exhibition

For Pride Month 2017, the National Liberty Museum presented Transparency, the nation’s first museum exhibition of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists in the LGBTQ+ community. While the physical exhibition is currently being housed at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, the NLM is partnering with this Museum from June 15-19 to host a week of virtual activities and social media posts to again draw attention to this thought-provoking exhibition.

We invite you to participate in these very interesting events. Learn more here.

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

As we all practice social distancing, the National Liberty Museum is proud to offer fun, engaging, and informative entertainment through our Virtual NLM@Night series. Each week, these events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is July 17.
Click here to read a letter from our Exhibitions Department about the effects of COVID-19, complete the submission form, or browse our Artist & Cultural Institution Resource List.

Do you know a young person who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 TD Bank Young Heroes Award. This honor recognizes young people who have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

Do you know a teacher who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Teacher as Hero Award. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.