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Helping Bay Area artists who are most in need get an immediate $500. Artists Now was created by Zoo Labs to bring financial support to those artists directly affected by the economic challenges caused by COVID-19, specifically POC, Women, and LGBTQIA+ artists, so that they can continue to create the art and love we need.
The Safety Net Fund is a non-profit designed to help support artists in the Bay Area during the COVID-19 crisis. The maximum grant is $500 per person per month, and the number of grants per month is dependent upon the funds raised. Grants will be evaluated in the order received.
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Shan Ru Lin is a Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Chicago, Illinois. She earned an MA in Creative Arts in Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to her MA, Shan finished an undergraduate art therapy concentration study at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Her professional experience includes work with juvenile sex offenders, adults in psychiatric hospitals, trauma-informed practice in community social service settings for adult women, sexual assault counseling for adults and children, studio-based art therapy, and art therapy consulting in a school setting.
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