I have some important info on financial relief for singers to pass along to you today.
If you have suffered the loss of income because of cancelled gigs, I want you to know there ARE resources for you. Many organizations have sprung up to help musicians during this time.
I have listed a sampling of them below.
Sending lots of love and “hustle muscle” during this time.
Remember, this WILL end. You already KNOW how to be resourceful (as all free-lance musicians do), so now you’re getting to flex this muscle in new ways and unexpected ways.
I’m here for you if you need support!
FINANCIAL RELIEF FOR MUSICIANS
Effected by Covid-19
The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help those in the music community affected by the pandemic. Individuals who’ve lost work can apply for financial relief online HERE.
Equal Sound has launched a relief fund for musicians who can confirm gig cancellations. Musicians and music industry workers affected by the coronavirus also can apply to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund for help. Phone 888-955-7880 or download a grant application form HERE.
AGMA relief fund
For AGMA members only
A coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Click HERE for info.
Los Angeles Arts Emergency Relief Fund
For Los Angeles area residents only. With the Arts Emergency Relief Fund program, Solo artists are eligible for up to $400 and ensembles are up to $1,200 to cover losses in time and/ or materials that were committed toward events, which were to have taken place at a venue within the City of Los Angeles and were to be open to the general public. Eligible events should have been publicly advertised and scheduled to take between March 16, 2020 and May 16, 2020, AND must have been cancelled (or postponed to after August 30, 2020).
Professional dance, music, and theatre solo artists may apply directly. Small ensembles should designate a single individual to represent the group. Only one application is allowable per eligible individual or group, and Individuals may apple only once, as either a solo performing artist or as a member of a small ensemble. For further information visit our homepage HERE.
Boston Classical Singer’s Relief Fund
BSRF is offering emergency relief for classical singers with gigs cancelled due to COVID-19. The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). For more information on their financial relief for singers, click HERE.
Grant Space has published a list of resources for Covid-19 relief for artists, musicians and non-profits: Click HERE and scroll to where it says “Grants For Artists (of all disciplines)”.
. . . . . . MANY MORE RESOURCES LISTED HERE.