Spectrasonics C19 Spotlight
Each week, we shine a light on a different organization that’s providing special assistance to musicians and artists affected by the Covid19 pandemic. Throughout this crisis, we’ll be making a significant weekly donation to the highlighted charity organization and provide info for musicians about how to get financial aid through their services. Our special C19 Spotlight funding initiative will continue until concerts are able to return once again.

For the Nomads

For the Nomads is a fundraiser that was initiated in response to the devastating effect COVID-19 has had on those who rely on live-entertainment for a living. FTN aims to bring awareness to the touring industry’s unique position during this global pandemic in hopes of mitigating the toll it has taken on the livelihood of those hit the hardest. We are proud to support this important cause!

Learn more at: https://www.forthenomads.org/

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. In other words, Healing Musicians in Need. We all have received so much out of music, it's time to give a little back!

Learn more at: https://www.sweetrelief.org/covid-19-fund.html

Equal Sound

In response to the devastating effect of Covid-19 on the music industry, the Los Angeles based non-profit EQUAL SOUND launched the Corona Relief Fund; providing financial support to musicians who have lost income due to shows canceled throughout the pandemic. We’re honored to support this fund and stand with Equal Sound in helping our beloved community in these challenging times.

Learn more at: https://equalsound.org/corona-relief-fund-faq/

SoundGirls

SoundGirls is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide a professional community for women working in the audio industry. Their CoronaVirus Relief Fund helps production techs across the globe that are now unemployed due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic, by providing aid to purchase necessities. We enthusiastically lend our support to those who make up this important part of the live music community.

Learn more at: https://soundgirls.org/soundgirls-coronavirus-relief/

AMERF

AMERF is an Atlanta-based non-profit providing emergency aid to professional musicians among Atlanta’s music community. AMERF provides Covid-19 relief in keeping with their ongoing mission to support and facilitate music education, and to give back to local musicians who make the world a better place. We proudly join them in support of live music and the talented creatives who make it!

Learn more at: http://amerf.org/

NALAC

Since 1989, NALAC has delivered programs that stabilize and revitalize the US Latina arts and culture. The NALAC Covid-19 Relief Fund was created in support of Latinx artists and cultural workers from all creative disciplines, in the United States and Puerto Rico, who are in need of short-term emergency financial assistance. 
We proudly support them in their inspiring effort!

Learn more at: https://www.nalac.org/

The Blues Foundation

The Blues Foundation established the COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund to provide immediate resources to full-time professional North American blues musicians whose revenue streams have been severely diminished by the current coronavirus pandemic. The fund is intended for blues musicians for whom performing makes up the bulk of their income and who have no other outlets for work. These musicians are vital part of the music community, and we proudly support this foundation’s efforts!

Learn more at: https://blues.org/covid-19-fund/

PAAL

The Parent Artist Advocacy League for Arts + Media is a national community and resource hub for individuals with caregiver responsibilities and institutions who strive to support them. Through their COVID Emergency Relief Fund, they provide financial support to artists with families, to help with childcare, elder care, or general support due to unemployment, loss of income, or increased care responsibilities during the the COVID-19 crisis. We wholeheartedly lend our support to this important organization.

Learn more at: https://www.paaltheatre.com/covid-19-artist-parents

Artist Relief

Artist Relief is a coalition comprised of national arts grantmakers that have come together to create an emergency support initiative. They offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States significantly affected by the COVID-19 crisis We enthusiastically join them in fostering their vision of support for our music community!

Learn more at: https://www.artistrelief.org/

Music Maker Relief Foundation

The Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. They provide ongoing support to artists living in chronic poverty and emergency grants to artists in crisis. We enthusiastically support them in their mission to preserve America’s musical traditions by aiding those who create it!

Learn more at: https://musicmaker.org/

Freelancers Relief Fund

The Freelancers Union is a non-profit organization that has been advocating on behalf of independent workers for years, and they are continuing their mission through their Freelancers Relief Fund. As shutdowns to contain the spread of the coronavirus continues across the U.S., the Fund seeks to provide grants to freelancers experiencing economic hardship or health crisis as a result of COVID-19. We proudly unite with them in this relief effort!

Learn more at: https://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/freelancers-relief-fund/

Artist Rescue Trust

Amidst the pandemic, the widespread cancellation of concerts, tours and live events has had a disproportionate impact on artistic communities across the country - especially those who rely on these events to pay their bills. Artist Rescue Trust is a philanthropically funded program that exists to provide financial relief to Professional Artists and Creatives affected by COVID-19. We stand with them in solidarity to support the artists who fill our hearts and minds with their talent and work!

Learn more at: https://artistrescue.org/

Music Health Alliance

Music Health Alliance has developed a COVID-19 Relief Plan to help meet the urgent needs of struggling music professionals. Their goal is to provide support and assistance for artists unable to pay their basic living expenses due to the effects of the pandemic. We proudly come alongside them in support of our beloved music community!

Learn more at: https://www.musichealthalliance.com/covid-19-resources/

CERF+

In response to the pandemic, CERF+ established the COVID 19 Relief Grant program, which provides financial assistance to professional artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis. The program will provide grants to help them meet urgent food, housing and/or health insecurities. We proudly support them as they do their part to safeguard and sustain the careers of artists during this unprecedented time.

Learn more at: https://cerfplus.org/cerf-covid-19-relief-grant/

Artist Relief Project

The Artist Relief Project has been established to provide both short-term and long-term COVID emergency relief to artists impacted by event cancellations and venue closures. Artists, musicians, and performers contribute so much to the joy, vibrancy, and quality of our lives and culture, and we are happy to join in this effort to support them!

Learn more at: https://artistreliefproject.org/

Arts Administrators of Color

The Arts Administrators of Color Network has set up the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund to directly lend aid to individual artists and administrators of color who have been financially impacted due to Covid 19. We unite with them in solidarity as they bring aid and empowerment to this diverse community of creatives and art educators.

Learn more at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/artsleadersfund

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance has established the ALJA Emergency Artist Fund to provide assistance to musicians and other performing and teaching artists who have been put in a position of severe financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We enthusiastically join them in their mission to bring comfort and aid to those immersed in this uniquely Pan-American art form that will no doubt continue to inspire us beyond this crisis.

Learn more at: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/alja-emergency-artist-fund

Jazz Foundation of America

During this global crisis, the Jazz Foundation of America continues to connect with hundreds of jazz and blues musicians to provide compassionate counsel and offer direct financial support. Their Covid-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund aims to directly help musicians and their families with basic living expenses during this uncertain time. Jazz and blues will continue to give comfort and solace to lovers of the music throughout this crisis and beyond it, and we joyfully lend our support to give hope to this resilient community!

Learn more at: https://jazzfoundation.org/covid19fund/

CREW NATION

Crew Nation is a global relief fund created to extend a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who depend on live shows to make a living. These invaluable backline crews now find themselves out of work indefinitely as we navigate the global crisis. The power of live music has always united and inspired us, and we wholeheartedly lend our support to the people who are the backbone of the live music industry!

 

Learn more at: https://www.livenationentertainment.com/crewnation/

Songwriters of North America

Songwriters of North America is an advocacy organization formed by and for professional songwriters. With their Covid-19 relief effort, they aim to provide generous funding and additional support to the songwriting community affected by the global crisis. We join in solidarity with them to support our beloved music community that has given us so much!

Learn more at: https://www.wearesona.com/news/nsai-and-sona-to-provide-covid-19-relief-to-songwriting-community-with-donation-from-sonyatv

MusiCares Foundation

The Recording Academy’s MusiCares foundation provides critical funds that directly support music people in need, and the COVID-19 Relief Fund has been established to help our peers in the music community affected by the global pandemic. The music community has always been there for us, now we want to do our part to keep it alive and thriving!

 

Learn more at: https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/musicares-coronavirus-relief-fund