Creative Capital has joined forces with our community to form Artist Relief, a new coalition of national arts grantmakers. This new initiative includes immediate, unrestricted emergency funding of $5,000 for individual artists of all disciplines to help those in need due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
ARTIST RELIEF PROJECT
Artists in any discipline who has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for assistance from this relief fund.
ARTS AND CULTURE LEADERS OF COLOR EMERGENCY FUND
This emergency fund can provide up to $200 for people of color that are either working artist or art administration and are affected by COVID-19.
THE BLUES FOUNDATION HART FUND
The Blues Foundation Handy Artists Relief Trust Fund is available to Blues musicians and their families who are in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.
DRAMATISTS GUILD FOUNDATION
This fund provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.
JAZZ FOUNDATION MUSICIANS EMERGENCY FUND
Musicians who have made a living playing blues, jazz, and roots music can apply for emergency funding from the Jazz Foundation.
The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation
NEW MUSIC SOLIDARITY FUND FOR FREELANCE PERFORMERS
Any musician who is in financial need does not have a salaried position, and has had a project involving a living composer canceled because of the pandemic is invited to apply.
SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND
This relief fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet because of COVID-19.
ART INTERRUPTED EMERGENCY ARTS FUND
Twenty Summer has launched an emergency fund for artists and arts organizations suffering from unexpected and unmanageable financial loss as a result of the COVID-19. Artists can receive up to $500, while arts organizations can receive up to $1,000.
Special thanks to the Long Beach Blues Society for providing the links to these resources
THE HAVEN FOUNDATION
The Haven Foundation gives financial assistance to provide temporary support needed to safeguard and sustain the careers of established freelance artists, writers, and other members of the arts and art production communities who have suffered disabilities or experienced a career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or personal catastrophe.
EQUAL SOUND CORONA RELIEF FUND
Provides monetary support to musicians who have lost income due to a canceled gig as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS RELIEF FUND
Any AGMA member in good standing is invited to apply for financial assistance under the AGMA Relief Fund, which has temporarily doubled the amount of assistance available to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Backline was established to connect music industry professionals and their families with mental health and wellness providers. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization has established a virtual support group that plans to meet regularly via the Zoom app.
COVID-19 MUSIC PRODUCTION RESPONSE GROUP
A Facebook group meant as an “open forum for constructive debate about the effects of COVID-19 on music production industry professionals,” according to administrators. It's nearly 4,000 members (as of March 18) who are sharing news updates, suggested actions, job opportunities, and other resources.
FACEBOOK SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS PROGRAM
In response to the pandemic, Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses around the world, including music and live events businesses. More details to come (you can sign up for updates here). Facebook also has a new Business Resource Hub to help small businesses prepare for and manage disruptions like COVID-19.
The Recording Academy and its charitable foundation MusiCares have committed $2 million in total to a COVID-19 Relief Fund, established to assist those in the music community who have been affected by the pandemic. People can donate and apply for assistance by navigating to the fund’s official web page.
MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE
MHA serves all persons in the entertainment business nationwide in all genres of music who need assistance with medical bills or health guidance that includes finding doctors or prescription medicine, finding financial grants while recovering from a serious health issue, affordable health insurance, or answers to Medicare questions. If you have a need, reach out to us by filling out the form below or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our Advocates will contact you. You can also call us at (615) 200-6896 and leave us a detailed message about your health issue and an Advocate will contact you.
MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION
The foundation, which provides ongoing support to American artists 55 and older who live in chronic poverty, also gives out emergency grants to artists in crisis. It is now soliciting donations to ensure the stability of vulnerable elderly musicians during the pandemic.
PINETOP PERKIN'S FOUNDATIONS’ ASSISTANCE LEAGUE
PAL provides financial assistance to elderly musicians for medical and living expenses. Preference is given to blues artists, though musicians in other genres may be eligible depending on available funds.
Special thanks to the Washington Blues Society for providing the links to these resources
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESOURCES
ARTS EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
LOCATION: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
This program provides emergency relief grants to the City of Los Angeles-based dance, music, and theater artists, as well as small ensembles who have had their public performances, shows, or concerts canceled.
MUSIC FUND of LOS ANGELES CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
Los Angeles-based members of the AFM who have lost revenue due to work stoppages in light of coronavirus may submit an application for up to two service sets lost, in the amount of $75 per service set, for a maximum total of $150.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RESOURCES
GENE CHAMBERS MUSICIANS CRISIS FUNDS Thanks to the Sacramento Blues Society
This fund provides assistance to SBS Musicians in times of great financial need due to catastrophic events in their lives. Donations to the GCMCF are dedicated 100% to artist relief efforts.
Download the application and guidelines HERE.
COVID-19 OREGON MUSICIANS RELIEF FUND (GoFundMe)
This fund organized by the Jeremy Wilson Foundation is raising $25,000 to go toward medical expenses, lodging, food, and other vital living expenses for musicians based in Oregon and Clark County, Washington, impacted by sickness or loss of work due to the pandemic. Once funds are secured, the foundation will share information on how to apply for assistance.
COVID-19 has hit our music community hard. SMASH is here to help.
SEATTLE FOUNDATION'S COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
Hosted by the Seattle Foundation, the COVID-19 Response Fund provides flexible resources to organizations working with communities that have been “disproportionately impacted” by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund, which as of March 18 had already raised over $12 million, will award one-time operating grants to those organizations to help affected populations, including gig economy workers.
WASHINGTON BLUES SOCIETY MUSICIAN'S RELIEF FUND
SEATTLE CARES FOR MUSIC CARES
SEATTLE ARTIST'S RELIEF FUND (GoFundMe)
Seattle-based author and artist Ijeoma Oluo and others organized this fundraiser, which helps those who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19. Priority is given to BIPOC artists, transgender, and nonbinary artists and disabled artists. Apply for funds