Emergency Artists' Support League (EASL)
CFT currently manages a Fund on behalf of the Emergency Artists Support League (EASL) with Emergency grant funding for visual artists and visual arts professionals who live in a North Texas 10-county area (Collin, Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Parker, Johnson, Ellis, Kaufman, Wise, and Rockwall).
Visual artists often live within narrow financial constraints, even in the best of times. A medical crisis, fire, or other emergency can result in catastrophe. In response, artists and arts professionals joined together to found EASL (Emergency Artists Support League) in 1992. EASL is operated by a volunteer steering committee, allowing for maximum funds to be distributed to artists in need. Though visible when it is raising money, EASL abides by a strict policy of confidentiality regarding disbursal of funds, thereby protecting artists' anonymity and dignity. To visit the Emergency Artists’ Support League’s website, click here.