For Our Musicians
Updated July 22, 2020 (Latest updates are highlighted)
GENERAL ARTIST AND FREELANCE RESOURCES
MONEY FOR CANCELLED GIGS
  • Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund (Website back online and accepting applications. Relief for lost gig money $500 max. Very easy application)
  • Musicares (Applications currently closed, but check back. Rent and Mortgage relief up to $1,000 for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost.)
  • Artist Relief Fund ($250 relief for artists affected by Covid-19 cancellations [*applications are currently suspended, but you can join the wait list])
EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR MUSICIANS
  • Pinellas Community Foundation (Applications open again. You can re-apply even if you've already received grant money. $500 grant to any artist residing in Pinellas County in need - easy application. A Local member has already received a grant from this)
  • Musicians Foundation (Applications now open again 5-29-20. $200 Grant aid to individuals. May not be receiving assistance from pension, unemployment, social security or disabilty)
  • Hillsborough Artist Relief Program (HARP) ($500 unrestricted grant to Hillsborough County Artists for basic needs - Rent/Mortgage, Utilities, Food, Bills, Childcare, Healthcare, etc. A Local member has already recieved grant money from this!)
  • 20Summers.org (Emergency arts funding up to $500 for each artist. Navigate to bottom of webpage to HOW YOUR CAN PARTICIPATE and click on "Nominate Artist" to apply for yourself.)
  • Artistrelief.org (Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. Last Application Cycle V ends Aug 19, 2020)
  • Actors Fund (For Musicians - Immediate Financial assistance. They ask you provide bank statement and rent/mortage agreement. A Local member has already received a grant from this)

    FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS + PARENTS
  • MPTF is awarding $500 and $2,000 Scholarships to recent high school graduates that are children of AFM members. FACT SHEET & APPLICATION Application extended to Sept 15, 2020.
  • Pinellas County: $500 grant for low-income or at risk students (ages 10-17) in Pinellas Co. to take lessons over the summer. Money goes directly to the Teacher & Teacher can nominate the student. Policies & Application
MEDICAL AND LIVING EXPENSES AID
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
*SPECIALTY MUSICIAN* HELP
FOOD
UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
HOW CAN I HELP?
  • Peace First (up to $250 grant to young persons ages 13-25 to provide meals to elderly neighbors and other resources to people in their own community)
  • Take Survey (From Americans for the Arts collecting data from musicians on how this is affecting artists.
GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
SMALL BUSINESS AND NON-PROFIT HELP
  • US Chamber of Commerce (Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses and Nonprofits)
  • CLA (Livestreams - For those who want to watch/listen instead of reading about the CARES Act)
ONLINE TEACHING



MUSICIAN RESOURCES


OTHER ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES

  • https://fema.gov
  • FLDOH has also activated a Coronavirus Call Center available 24/7 by phone at 1 (866) 779-6121 via email at COVID-19@flhealth.gov


AREA SPECIFIC

DEBT LOWERING/RESTRUCTIURING
If you need debt restructuring through an outside company, please make sure they are a not for profit organization. https://nfcc.org

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES (1099 Independent Contractors may find help here)


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