Emergency Funds For Musicians Are Available

The current global health crisis is having a severe impact on arts and culture. We want to help, and share these resources for financial relief.

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Artist Relief Tree—A relief fund for artists affected by cancellations due to COVID-19.


Jazz Foundation of America—The Jazz Foundation’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund provides housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and direct financial support in times of crisis.


Musicians Foundation— Founded in 1914, Musicians Foundation is the country’s oldest independent nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to musicians and their families in times of need, crisis or transition.


MusiCares— MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insurance premiums, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy, addiction treatment, sober living, and other personal expenses.


Music Maker Relief Foundation— Helps the pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern musical traditions gain recognition and meet their day to day needs. Criteria for recipients is they be rooted in a Southern musical tradition, be 55 years or older and have an annual income less than $18,000. Musician Sustenance – Grants for necessities such as food, medical needs, housing. Emergency Relief – Substantial one-time grants to recipients in crisis (medical, fire, theft, etc.).


Sweet Relief Musicians Fund— Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.


Visual Arts Grants– The Chicago-based Harpo Foundation invites applications for its Visual Artists Grants program. It offers grants up to $10,000 to provide direct support to visual artists age 21 or older. The maximum grant amount is $10,000. Application deadline is April 18.


Check back later for more resources.

We will all get through this uncertain time together.

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