Music & Entertainment Professionals

Financial Assistance for Individuals in the Entertainment & Art Industries

The Haven Foundation
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Financial assistance for individuals in the entertainment and arts industries

Artist Relief Emergency Grant

Artist Relief
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • One-time grants of $5,000 to support artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19
October 21, 2020

COVID-19 Fund for Music Industry Workers

Sweet Relief
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Cash assistance for medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work

Equal Sound Relief Fund

Equal Sound
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Financial assistance of up to $500 per gig on a first-come, first-served basis
  • People with more than one canceled gig can apply more than once but they have to wait until they receive a payment to apply again

COVID-19 Emergency Grants

Dramatists Guild Foundation
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Emergency financial assistance for individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists

The Pinetop Assistance League

Pinetop Perkins Foundation
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Grants of up to $500 to elderly musicians for medical and living expenses including but not limited to:

  • Temporary home care services
  • Transportation services to and from doctor’s appointments, health and/or social services such as (but not limited to) dialysis, chemotherapy, radiation
  • Transport to and from grocery stores, pharmacies or similar facilities
  • Doctor visits and procedures
  • Emergency services
  • Financial aid for household utilities or other basic living expenses
  • Assistance with burial costs

COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund

Jazz Foundation of America
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Emergency cash assistance for musicians to help cover the cost of basic living expenses

Fueling Musicians Program

Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, Inc.
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Immediate cash payments of $1,000 to help cover the cost of essential living expenses such as food, shelter, utilities or medical expenses
  • Prepaid gas cards of $500 to help awarded musicians get back on the road when they are able to safely tour again

HART Fund

The Blues Foundation
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Financial assistance to help cover the cost of:

  • Acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Basic Needs Grant

Behind the Scenes
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Checks made payable directly to service providers to cover outstanding or upcoming bills
  • Payments can be sent directly to the provider or to the recipient for distribution

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