In an effort to provide support to musicians, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have compiled a list of resources and relief funds. Don't see a resource listed on here that may be valuable to others? Please email email@example.com so we can include it!
Free Resources & Entertainment:
In this time of social distancing and quarantine, many incredible organizations are opening up their video vaults for free viewing! Here are some places to catch incredible performances:
Fluteevents.com: A comprehensive global calendar of concerts, masterclasses, workshops, courses, and more. If you are holding an event, feel free to share it on this calendar by clicking submit your event!
This list of free upcoming live-streamed Classical music concerts!
The Berlin Phil Digital Concert Hall: now FREE for 30 days!
Free Opera Streams via The Met
Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift in Pedagogy Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak
Resources for Teaching Online: Open Source Resources for Performance-Related Disciplines (Association for Theatre in Higher Education)
Teaching Theatre Thru Remote Learning Facebook Group
“Please do a bad job of putting your course online” (Rebecca Barrett-Fox)
Resources for Moving Production Courses Online in Case of an Emergency
Teaching Remote Music Lessons: The Best Services and Settings to Use (with step-by-step instructions) (Eric Heidbreder)
Free Online Music Theory Teaching Platform for Affected Schools (utheory.com)
Jazz & Bluegrass Musicians:
International Bluegrass Music Association – Bluegrass Trust Fund
Emergency Grants – Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant (visual arts)
Women & LGBTQ:
Funding for LGBTQ+ performers, administrators, and tip-based workers
State of Massachusetts: Emergency capital up to $75,000 to Massachusetts-based businesses impacted by COVID-19 with under 50 full- and part-time employees, including nonprofits.
State of Michigan: Grants up to $10,000 (if you have less than 50 employees) and low-interest loans between $50,000 and $200,000 (if you have less than 100 employees)
City of New York: Zero-interest loans of up to $75,000 for businesses with less than 100 employees. 40% of payroll costs covered for businesses with less than 5 employees.
City of San Francisco: $10,000 for employee salaries and rent for businesses with less than 5 employees.
City of Sacramento: Zero-interest loans of up to $25,000.
City of Chicago: Low-interest loans up to $50,000 for businesses who’ve suffered more than 25% revenue decrease due to COVID-19 and have under 50 employees.
Geographically Based Relief Funds:
BOSTON: Boston Singers Relief Fund
BOSTON: Boston Music Maker Relief Fund
BOSTON: Boston Artist Relief Fund (City of Boston)
CALIFORNIA: Employment Development Department
WEST COAST: GoFundMe Supporting Performing Artists
CHICAGO: Rent Assistance
CHICAGO/ILLINOIS: For The People Collective
CHICAGO: Chicago Theater Workers Relief Fund
COLUMBUS, OH: GCAC
KANSAS CITY, MO: ARTSKC
LOS ANGELES: Hollywood Support Staff Relief Fund
MINNESOTA: Springboard for the Arts Emergency Fund
NORTH CAROLINA: NC Artist Relief Fund
NORTH CAROLINA: Durham Artists Relief Fund
NYC: Indie Theater Fund (give funds) and Indie Theater Fund Request Doc (ask for help) (theater artists and companies with budgets under $250K)
NYC: Dance NYC Coronovirus Impact Survey
NEW YORK: Max’s Kansas Project (musicians)
NEW HAVEN, CT: New Haven Arts Council
OKLAHOMA: Red Dirt Relief Fund (musicians)
PITTSBURGH: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s Artist Emergency Fund
PORTLAND, OR: Portland Area Artist Relief
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: COVID-19: Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund
SEATTLE: Artist Relief Fund
WASHINGTON, DC: Theatre Washington Emergency Fund, Taking Care
WASHINGTON, DC: Black and non-white trans and gender-expansive people