Arts & Cultural COVID-19 Resources

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

 

NLM's Summer Pop-Up Event, August 13-20

Beat the heat and join the National Liberty Museum for our Summer Pop-Up Event! For an entire week, you are invited to browse our silent auction and bid on more than 20 pieces of beautiful glass artworks from the NLM’s collection. Then, the Pop-Up Event week concludes with a live auction during our Cocktails with a Cause program on August 20 at 5 p.m.

A link to participate will be available starting August 13. Learn more.

Sponsorships now open for our exciting virtual gala!

Celebrate with us on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. from the comfort of your own home as our Gala & Glass Auction goes virtual! It’s the National Liberty Museum’s 20th birthday, and we’re marking the occasion with an exciting live auction and unforgettable evening of fun activities. Proceeds from the Gala support our education and outreach both at the Museum and via our new digital learning. This year we are dedicating a special portion of funds raised to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Several sponsorship levels available. All offer many benefits and a wonderful evening to share with your invited guests. Learn more here.

Young heroes demonstrate their leadership at a virtual Civics Fair!

At the end of each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program, which brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools, holds a grand celebration to showcase the Social Action Projects created by all of the participating schools. This year the celebration was a VIRTUAL event and their projects are available for viewing on this website!

Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!

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.

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.