Bay Area Emergency Fund: Artists/Event Production

Due to the Coronavirus outbreaks, it is critical that we help prevent the spread of this virus that can be devastating to our elderly, disabled, and medically compromised friends and neighbors. In pursuit of community safety, millions of dollars in public and private events have been cancelled, triggering job loss for hundreds of Bay Area artists, stage technicians, and performers.

The widespread cancellation of group events has already had an immense financial impact on the Bay Area arts community - especially those who rely on gigs to pay their bills. With a projection of gig cancellations for the next 1-3 months, this leaves many experiencing a sudden loss of income. Our goal is to raise sufficient funds for aid in the next month, projecting that the highest need will come at the end of April.

Please help support the Bay Area arts and event production community through contributing to our Emergency Relief Fund.

This Emergency Fund will be distributed to those in the events industry in critical need of living expenses: rent, medication coverage, power and water bills, and other acute needs like childcare.

There will be an application process to ensure that these funds go to those in immediate danger of losing housing and other essential resources. Part of the application will be requesting a copy of applicant's bank statements, list of cancelled gigs, and bill copies. 

Thank you so much for your continued support and solidarity. We will get through this together. In these times, I am grateful for the heart and courage of the Bay Area.

Lydia Violet


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 4 yrs
  • Tobias Lee
    • $20 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $30 
    • 4 yrs
  • Judy Casey
    • $75 
    • 4 yrs

Fundraising team: Bay Area Emergency Fund: Artists/Event Production (2)

Lydia Harutoonian
Raised $979 from 17 donations
Berkeley, CA
Polly Bates
Team member
Raised $760 from 13 donations
This team raised $7,781 from 103 other donations.

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