Posted on Mar 27, 2020 in FeaturedMain

Relief funding for musicians listed below. Please follow the links below for more information. If you know of other organizations who would have additional relief opportunities for musicians during this unprecedented time, please notify us and we will add them to our list.


The Link to the SBA Paycheck Protection Plan Loan Guaranty: Deadline 9/30/2020

This program is for small businesses, independent contractors and self-employed.

Here is the application:

Here is the checklist:

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Grammy MusicCares:

Music industry professionals may apply for basic living assistance (rent or mortgage). Initial grant requests can be made up to $1000 to compensate for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost.


Cerf+ Artists Safety Net:

Craft Emergency relief Fund (CERF+) emergency financial relief assistance is a safety-net for those artists who contract the virus.


Jazz Foundation of America:

Provides housing, assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and direct financial support in times of crisis.


American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund:

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need. AGMA contracts with The Actors Fund to administer this program nationally as well as to provide comprehensive social services.


Artist Relief Tree:

This fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists (of any type). If you fit this description and your income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis – and you are in need of short-term, immediate financial assistance – Artist Relief Tree would like to help. They will disburse funds in the amount of $250 per person, on a first-come-first-served basis. They will also be accepting donations indefinitely.


Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund:

Provides monetary support to musicians who have lost income due to a canceled gig as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants:

Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding; or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.


Musicians Foundation:

Provides financial assistance to musicians and their families in times of need, crisis or transition.


New Music Solidarity Fund:

The New Music Solidarity Fund is designed to help new/creative/improvised music freelancers whose livelihood has been threatened as a result of performances that have been canceled during the COVID-19 crisis. For now, at least two hundred and sixty, $500 emergency assistance grants will be made available to applicants who meet certain criteria.


Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund:

Sweet Relief has 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.


Article from The Business Journals regarding resources for small businesses:


From Variety Magazine:



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