Updated September 16th, 2020
On March 13, we suspended all Sofar Sounds shows worldwide, which impacted nearly 3,000 artists across 300+ cities across the globe. We know the devastating effect COVID-19 has had on local music communities, both on artists and their supporters. The global Sofar community is feeling it as well.
Our city teams all around the world have pulled together local resources and information for artists affected by COVID-19, from healthcare to relief fund applications. While some funds may limit by location or qualifications, we hope you can find something that helps.
Resources are organized by state in the US and by country internationally. We’ll continually be adding to this list, so be sure to bookmark this page. If you have any additional support links or resources to suggest we add, please reach out to email@example.com.
(Last Updated 9/8/20)
In response to the horrific explosion that devastated the Beirut music community, the Sofar Beirut team has teamed up with us globally to provide a compact guide of resources and funds for musicians seeking support as the community begins to rebuild and recover. If you have any other resources you would like to recommend we add, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tunefork Beirut Musicians Fund - Tunefork Studios (Beirut, Lebanon) has founded this fundraising initiative to help Beirut musicians cover the cost of lost gear, instruments and equipment destroyed in the blast.
Art Relief for Beirut - An initiative to raise awareness and funds for the arts of Beirut
Baytna Baytak - A social initiative focused on helping relocate individuals displaced from their homes due to the blast
Impact Lebanon Disaster Relief Fund - An initiative incubator for driven Lebanese around the world
Mophradat Emergency Artist Relief Fund - Information on the Brussel-based, non-profit organization Mophradat fundraising initiative in aid of artists and art organizations in Beirut
Nusaned - An organization working to assist Lebanon’s homeless community
Offrejoie Giving Loop - Mobilizing to support families in Lebanon. The organization is working to connect displaced citizens with safe housing