Updated: Apr 27, 2020
The lives of many in the festival community has been severely disrupted by Coronavirus closures. Whether you're one of the affected or just want to help, here are a few key resources.
This group raises funds for Rennies negatively affected by this year's faire closings. All donations and disbursements are listed on their page, for full transparency. Although the disbursements are generally under $100, they are helping many people, and are a great resource for those who want to financially help those who most need the funds.
This massive group encourages festival merchants and performers to share photos of their wares along with contact info, making it a great page to join if you are looking for someone to complete a costume or wish to purchase period-inspired gifts from festival vendors from around the country.
Focused on providing medical assistance and counseling to Renaissance entertainers and craftspeople, this non-profit organization has been doing good work for the faire community since 2003. They accept donations on their website via Paypal or credit card.
This small group helps Faire performers and merchants promote their personal fundraising platform as well as lists those who may be able to offer itinerant festival workers a place to stay, supplies, or even a basic job, until the festival circuit gets back on its feet.
100+ members (NEW!)
RRR helps displaced festival performers and merchants find viable living and working solutions during the ongoing crisis. Posts include info on camping and RV parking options, as well as info on those willing to provide temporary living space in their home or yard.
300 members (NEW!)
RCEAF is a non-profit that was created to assist RenFaire workers, financially and through other forms of assistance. They accept donations via PayPal, Square, Zelle, and other online forms of payment and provide virus-related info to members.
If you know of other groups that have been formed to help those in the faire and festival community, email email@example.com.