Resources for Artists
Musicians and other artists thrive on bringing people together, and they have been especially hard hit during this pandemic. The mission of The Soundshop is to support members of the music community. We typically do so through in-person events, but we have had to pivot and find both ways to hold virtual events and ways to assist musicians.
We have pulled together some resources that can help musicians get through this difficult time. Let us know if you have any other recommendations that you think we should include.
Americans for the Arts
Arts U On-Demand COVID-19 Webinars: While this organization currently doesn’t have any webinars scheduled, you can watch recordings of past webinars on topics ranging from how the CARES Act affects the arts sector to how to navigate the crisis and sustain healthy relationships.
American Association of Independent Musicians/Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
MOME x Federal Assistance; COVID-19 Survey: A2IM is working with the New York City Mayor’s Office to investigate federal assistance, so regardless of what state you are in, you can fill out this survey to let them know how you are being impacted.
This fund, formed by two artists/administrators/advocates, is no longer accepting applications to receive money, but they are still looking for donations.
Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources: This aggregated list of resources ranges from livestreamed panels to surveys about quantifying economic impact.
A coalition of national arts grantmakers will distribute $5,000 relief grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies. They also launched a survey to better identify and address artists’ needs.
Afro Latin Jazz Alliance
Emergency Artist Fund: Musicians and other performing artists, particularly those in New York and New Jersey from the Afro Latin and Latin Jazz music community, can apply for individual grants of up to $200. Submissions are due by April 30. Donations to the fund are also welcome.
Local 802 American Federation of Musicians
Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund: Members of Local 802 and their families can apply for financial assistance and also access counseling and seminars. Donations to the fund are also welcome.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund: This temporary fund was created for experimental artists who have had canceled performances or exhibitions. The one-time grants are $1,500 each.
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