COVID-19 Related Music & Artists Financial Assistance Resources

COVID-19 Related Music & Artists Financial Assistance Resources

These are challenging times for all of us. Even though "shelter in place" is absolutely necessary in reducing the spread of COVID-19, this mandate has greatly affected the arts and music communities in the Bay Area and around the world. Below is a list of music and artist-related funding resources for those in need of financial assistance.

SF Bay Area

YBCA Artist Power Center
Peer to peer counseling assesing artist opportunities

California Relief Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners
Individual artists and cultural practitioners statewide who have been economically impacted by the pandemic

Theatre Bay Area
Individual performing arts workers in the Bay Area

Kinkade Family Foundation
Nonprofits supporting women, children, families, or arts initiatives

Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Nonprofits in the Bay Area facing unexpected costs

The Safety Net Fund
Individual performing arts workers in the Bay Area

Bay Area Emergency Fund: Artists/Event Production
Individuals in the arts and events industry in the Bay Area

SF Queer NightLife Fund
Individual LGBTQ nightlife workers

Untitled, Art Emergency Fund
Individual artists in the Bay Area

SF Arts Relief Program
Individual artists and small- to mid-size arts and cultural nonprofits in the Bay Area

Heising-Simons Foundation
Nonprofits in the Bay Area facing unexpected costs

Berkeley Relief Fund
Nonprofits in Berkeley

The Music Relief Project
Professional musicians who submit a song on Instagram

Artists Now
Individual artists who are women, POC, or LGBTQIA+, and have been financially impacted by COVID-19

Napa Valley Jazz Society Artist Relief Fund
Invitation and referral-based assistance for jazz musicians in need who reside in the North Bay

East Bay / Oakland Arts Relief Fund
For artists and nonprofit arts workers living in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties



Arts Administrators of Color
Individual artists and arts administrators of color

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Individual musicians and music industry workers

Jazz Foundation of America
Musicians who have made a living playing blues, jazz and roots music

Individual artists and leaders of color

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund
Service workers experiencing loss of income

New Music USA
Individual freelance artists in the new music community

Backline Care
Mental health and wellness support for music industry workers

The Blues Foundation - Hart Fund
Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to health concerns

Music industry professionals experiencing loss of income

Musicians Foundation
Professional musicians, educators, and composers

Gospel Music Trust Fund
Gospel artists and songwriters facing an emergency

The Actors Fund
Entertainment and performing arts workers

Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+
LGBTQI+ people of color

PineTop Assistance League
Financial assistance for elderly musicians

Members of the SAG-AFTRA union

Small Business Administration
Forgiveable loans for small businesses and nonprofit organizations

Corona Virus 2020 Artist Relief Fund Database
Comprehensive spreadsheet with additional resources

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
Visual and media artists and choreographers in need of medical aid

Artists Fellowship Inc.
Artists with immediate medical emergencies

The Soze Agency
Artists and activists experiencing loss of income

Behind the Scenes Charity
Entertainment technicians who have been hospitalized with COVID-19

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Experimental artists experiencing loss of income

Sound Royalties
Royalty advances for qualifying musicians

American Guild of Musical Artists
Members of the AGMA union

Music Maker Relief Foundation
Roots musicians facing an emergency

AFM: Petrillo Memorial Fund
Members of the American Federation of Musicians

Bagby Foundation For the Musical Arts
Opera and classical music professionals

Cerf+: The Artists Safety Net
Established artists working in a craft discipline

Music Health Alliance
Music professionals facing an immediate financial crisis

Newport Festivals Musician Relief Fund
Folk and jazz musicians experiencing loss of income

Artists Relief Tree
Individuals artists experiencing loss of income

Artist Relief Emergency Fund
Individual artists facing financial emergencies

Jazz Road Quick Assist Fund
Freelance jazz musicians who have experienced loss of income

NALAC Actos de Confianza
Support for Latinx artists, cultural workers, and arts organizations who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis




Facebook for Business
Small businesses

Freelance Co-Op
Freelance workers experiencing loss of income

Workers experiencing loss of income

Crew Nation
Touring and venue crew workers experiencing loss of income


New York City

The Max Kansas City Project
Creative arts professionals with demonstrated financial need

The Mayer Foundation
Individuals in financial need and New York nonprofit organizations

Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians
For Individual Jazz Musicians who live and/or work with regularity in the five boroughs of NYC


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