The music industry has been hit hard by coronavirus with live performance opportunities being stripped. With only so many options on how to move forward in the music industry, many musicians are struggling to stay afloat. Thankfully, there are many grants being funded to artists and musicians. With only a month left of 2020, many deadlines have already passed, but we’ve found a few music relief funds that are still open and taking applications!
- Artist Relief is giving $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward. The deadline for this grant is December 10, 2020.
- Sweet Relief is providing immediate assistance and we have created this Donor-Directed Fund with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work. No deadline has been announced.
- The ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund is serving individuals and families in the country music community who face an emergency hardship caused by the coronavirus. The ACM has raised over 3.5 million dollars to offer towards grants. No deadline has been announced.
- Due to the impact on musicians because of COVID-19, A.R.T. is providing $1,500 over three months to artists in need and to amplify the stories, performances and creations they had hoped to share with the world before the pandemic limited their ability to do so. No Deadline has been announced.
- Chicago Plays is helping replace lost income due to theatre closures. The Fund is available to all those who have had to stop work and are not getting paid, including those who were on contract, part-time employees and those working on a stipend that was not paid. Chicago area theatre professionals may apply for a grant of $500 on a first-come first-served basis. No deadline has been announced.