Artist and Industry Resources Directory

Updated March 27, 2020

Local artist and industry resources

On March 13, we suspended all Sofar Sounds shows worldwide, which impacted more than 2,500 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

(Last Updated 3/26/20)

US-based resources


American Association of Independent Music

American Federation of Musicians

American Guild of Music Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund

Anti-viral Work for Freelancers and Small Biz

Art Became the Oxygen: An Artistic Response Guide

Artist Relief Tree Artist Relief Fund

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Backline Care

Blues Foundation HART Fund

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS - Emergency Relief Fund

CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

Convertkit Creative Fund

COVID-19 Music Production Response Group

COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks

Crowd Work News Opportunities Page

Emergency Funds & Grants for Visual Artists

Entertainment Assistance Fund

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

FEMA - Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Fender Guitars - 3 Months Free Lessons

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Relief Fund

Freelance Coop Emergency Fund

Gospel Music Trust Fund

Groupmuse Musician Relief Fund

The Haven Foundation

Independent Venue Week Venue Fundraiser

Jazz Foundation of America Musicians’ Emergency Fund

Live Lesson Masters - Online lessons from professional musicians & instructors - Support Gig Economy Workers

Mental Health America - Info & Resources

Missed Tour

Music Health Alliance Relief Resources

Music Maker Relief Foundation

Music Minds Matter

Music Unites Us Resource & Guide

Musicians Foundation Artist Relief Fund

National Alliance of Mental Illness

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response

PAAL - Supporting Artists with Families

Patreon Artist Grant Application

Performing Arts Alliance

Pinetop Perkins Foundation’s Assistance League

Precarious Workers Self Care Checklist

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

Resident Advisor – Coronavirus: how to help the electronic music community

SAG-AFTRA COVID-19 Disaster Fund

Sound and Music - Free Zoom Tutorial Sessions for Composers

Sound Royalties - No-Cost Funding Program

Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Supporting Performing Artists Affected By COVID-19 (West Coast)

Sweet Relief Musician's Fund

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant for Visual Artists & Sculptors

Theater Art Life - Tips for Freelancers During COVID-19

Tour Support

USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Viral Music -- Because Kindness is Contagious

Virtual Music Events Directory & Live Streaming Resource Guide

Work Hard Playlist Hard E-Book

Working Nomads Remote Work Opportunities


#BHAMSTRONG Birmingham Worker Support & Resources


Alaska 211

The Alaska Community Foundation

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Unemployment Resources

Anchorage Cares: COVID-19 Response fund - United Way

Rasmuson Foundation Arts and Culture Grants


TAFF: Emergency Fund for Artists in AZ

Tucson Musicians COVID19 Relief Fund


The Bay Area Safety Net Fund

California Lawyers for the Arts

City of West Hollywood Artists Grants & Opportunities

COVID-19 California Arts Field Survey

Feeding Santa Fe Food Distribution

LA Mayor’s Economic Relief Package

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation COVID-19 Response Page

Los Angeles Nightlife Alliance Impact Survey

Music Fund of Los Angeles Emergency Relief Fund

Musicians Union Local 6 – San Francisco

The Musicians Union of Los Angeles - Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds

Opera San José Artists and Musicians Relief Fund

San Francisco Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund

UNITESAC - Sacramento


303 Magazine COVID-19 Guide for Local Musicians

Colorado Artist Relief Fund

Denver Arts and Venues Grants and Assistance

Denver Metro Area Artist COVID-19 Relief Fund

Denver Small Business Emergency Relief


COVID-19 Crisis Resources (CT)

New Haven Arts Council Funding Directory


Children Services Council Palm Beach County Relief

City of Tampa Relief Hotline

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

Martin County Arts Counsel Support & Resources

United Way of Palm Beach County


Atlanta Artist Lost Gig Fund

Georgia Council for the Arts Info & Resources

Georgia Department of Labor Unemployment Assistance


Hawaii Artists & Entertainment Professionals Fund


Idaho Department of Labor Info & Resources


Brave Space Alliance Crisis Pantry Program

Chicago Artists Relief Fund

Chicago Blues Revival - Pay The Musicians

Chicago Federation of Musicians Relief Fund

Chicago Service Relief

Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Rent Assistance (Chicago)

Transformative Spaces - Chicago COVID-19 Hardship and Help Page


Artist Council of Indianapolis Impact Survey Community Resources

Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund


Kentucky Arts Council Artist Resources

One Louisville - COVID-19 Response Fund


New Orleans Business Alliance Relief Fund

Second Harvest Food Bank of South Louisiana


Creative Portland Artist Relief Fund


211 Maryland United Way Helpline

Baltimore Mutual Aid & Emergency Relief Fund

Cherry Hill Community Support (3/18 - 3/29)

Free Meals for Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia Kids


Boston Artist Relief Fund

Boston Music Maker Relief Fund

Boston Singers’ Resource COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Cambridge (MA) Artist Relief Fund

Greg Hill Foundation Restaurant Strong Fund

Mass Creative Impact Survey

Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts


Ann Arbor, MI - Creative Washentaw Aid 2020

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

Michigan Artist Relief Fund

Third Coast Creative


Minnesota COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Benefits

Dept of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Small Business Emergency Loan Program

Springboard for the Arts Personal Emergency Relief Fund

Twin Cities Music Community Trust


Mississippi Arts Commission Grants for Individuals


St. Louis Arts and Music Fund


Las Vegas Performers Relief Fund

United Way of Southern Nevada Emergency Assistance & Resources

Community Foundation of West Nevada COVID-19 Relief Fund

New Jersey

New Jersey Arts & Culture Impact Survey

New Jersey Housing Assistance

New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

New Mexico

Culture Connects Artist Fund

New Mexico Musicians Relief Fund Amid COVID-19

New York

Arts Mid-Hudson

Dramatist Guild Foundation

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus/COVID-19 Business Bulletin Board

Freelance Isn't Free Act - NYC

Local 802 Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund

Lost My Gig NYC

Max's Kansas City Project

New York Foundation for the Arts Rauschenberg Emergency Grants Program

New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

NYC COVID-19 Musician Resources and Support

NYC Low-Income Artist/Freelancer Relief Fund

The Indie Theater Fund NYC

United Way of Greater Rochester Crisis Relief

North Carolina

Durham Artist Grants

Durham Artist Relief Fund

NC Artist Relief Fund

Orange County, NC Arts Relief Fund


Arts Cleveland COVID-19 Artist Resources

Cincinnati Community Action Agency

Columbus Artists Relief Fund

Greater Cincinnati Artist Relief Fund

Greater Columbus Arts Council Emergency Grant


Red Dirt Relief Fund


COVID-19 Oregon Musicians Relief Fund

The Jeremy Wilson Foundation

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund


30 Amp Philly Artist and Musician Relief Grants

City of Philadelphia Mental & Physical Health Updates

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association

Philadelphia Performing Artists' Emergency Fund

Philly Music Fest Artist Grant

Greater Pittsburgh Art Council Emergency Fund For Artists

South Carolina

Coastal Community Foundation Relief & Recovery Fund

South Carolina Arts Commission COVID-19 Response


COVID Help Nashville

Department of Labor & Workforce Development Unemployment Insurance

Knoxville Chamber COVID-19 Resources

Memphis Food Worker Relief Fund

Music Export Memphis

Nashville COVID-19 Response

Nashville Musicians AFM Local 257

Nashville Response Fund

Opry Trust Fund


Austin Community Foundation’s Stand With Austin Fund

Austin Creative Alliance Artists Emergency Relief Fund

Austin Texas Musicians

Austin, TX Virtual Tip Jar

Banding Together - ATX

Dallas Artist Relief Fund

DFW Musician & Gig Worker Fund

El Paso COVID-19 Updates

HAATX - Disaster Resilience for Artists & Non-Profits

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians

Housing Opportunities For Musicians And Entertainers

I Lost My Gig (SXSW)

San Antonio Area Foundation

San Antonio COSA Emergency Resources

SIMS Foundation

South By South Best

Southern Smoke Foundation

Texas Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Texas Music Office

Texas Workforce Commission

Workforce Solutions Capital Area


Now Playing Utah

Utah Culture Alliance Economic Impact Survey


Free Meals for Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia Kids

Richmond Artists Job Group

Richmond Music Community Response


Artists and Creative Workers Relief Fund

Artist Trust Responds to COVID-19 - Washington State Survey

Family Works Seattle - Food Banks & Grocery Delivery

Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19

KEXP's List of Local Bandcamp Pages

Musicians’ Association of Seattle Emergency Relief Fund

Puget Sound Survival Fund for the People

Rainier Valley Food Banks

Seattle Artists Relief Fund Amid COVID-19

Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

Seattle Hospitality Emergency Fund

Seattle Independent Artist Sustainability Effort

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Arts Stabilization Fund

Seattle Music Teachers Fund

Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare

Washington Health Benefit Exchange

Washington Stagehands Relief Fund - Submission Form

Washington State Unemployment Benefits

Utility Discount Program - for Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities Payments

Virtual Music Teacher Database

Washington D.C.

Free Meals for Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia Kids

Jose Andres Community Kitchens

Mutual Aid Project to Support Independent Artists in Response to COVID-19

Post Binary Mutual Aid Project

United Way of the National Capital Area

Washington, D.C.’s DC Act 23-247


Imagine MKE - Artist Relief Fund

Madison Area Musicians' Association Resource Guide

International-specific resources


Artists From Abroad - Travel Ban Information and Impact

Instrumentl COVID-19 Grants Database for 501c3

International Bluegrass Music Association’s BlueGrass Trust Fund


Art in Times of Emergency - Resources for Australian Creatives

Support Act (AUS)


Canadian Council for the Arts COVID-19 Updates

Canadian Independent Music Association COVID-19 Info

COVID-10 Information & Resources for Canada's Music Industry

FACTOR Canada COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

I Lost My Gig - Canada

Manitoba Music COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Musicians' Rights Association Canada Resources

National Arts Center and Facebook Canada Musician Relief Fund

National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts

Ontario Music COVID-19 Information & Resources

People in the Creative Industry of British Columbia

Reach Social - 30 Min Free Consultation

Resources for Canadian artists, writers and media workers during COVID-19 shutdowns

Resources for independent Canadian musicians

SASKMUSIC COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Fund

Toronto Musicians' Association Resources & Relief

Unison Benevolent Fund

Vancouver Survival Fund for the People


Hong Kong Arts Development Council Support Funding


Relief Fund for French Artists and Venues


BAB - Die Förderbank

Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development & Energy Corona Emergency Aid

Berlin Low-Income Artist & Freelancer Relief Fund

Brandenburg Emergency Relief Fund

CoronaPort Extended Neighborhood Assistance

Deutsche Orchesterstiftung


Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten

Live Updates on Government Support of the Arts Progress

Quarantäne Helden (Quarantine Heroes)

Saxony Emergency Aid

Senate Petition - Create an Artist Relief Fund

Short Term Work Allowance Support Grants


The Civic Artist Emergency Relief Fund

Government Information Site for Social Welfare

Ireland Artist Emergency Relief Fund

Irish Cultural Office - Impact Survey


Financial support for entrepreneurs & freelancers


Anti-Crisis Shield Emergency Support for Creators & Artists


Food Pantry Edinburgh: COVID-19 Support


National Arts Council Sustaining the Arts during COVID-19


Accion Cultural - Mobility Aid

SGAE Foundation

Verkami - Artist Project Crowdfunding

New Zealand

COVID-19 Resources for NZ Music/Film Production Industry Pals


Arts Council of Wales

United Kingdom

Arts Council England COVID-19 Support

Birmingham City Council Daily Updates

Corona Advice for Musicians

Help Musicians UK Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund

Musicians Union UK

Incorporated Society of Musicians Resources

PRS for Music Emergency Relief Fund

PRS Foundation/Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Program

South West Creatives - Corona Virus Impact Fund

UnderPinned - Free use of virtual office

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