Donors - please donate to this fund OR https://equalsound.org/project/corona-relief-fund/
Applicants - please fill out and upload your information at https://equalsound.org/musicians-corona-relief-fund-application/
As the Covid-19 health crisis sweeps across the nation, it has exposed many weaknesses in our crisis-management infrastructure. One of the biggest challenges that has emerged with the gig economy, and in this case specifically, concerns freelance performers. Musicians, dancers, and actors have all lost money-making opportunities that were a guaranteed source of income and without which, many will not be able to pay rent, provide for healthcare, and take care of many essential needs. With no provision in place through an umbrella organization and compounded by an increasing number of concert/performance cancellations, our community needs support.
This fundraiser aims to provide funds for performers who will not be able to make ends meet without these opportunities. We (the creators of this fund) will use the following parameters:
1. Funds will provided to those affected in the United States.
2. The fundraiser will continue until we can help every performing artist get some form of support for all of their cancelled work. That's a long time!
3. Funds will be distributed in proportion to the income loss as proven by paperwork described in the following section with a $500 cap. If enough funds are raised then all performers will be compensated fully.
4. All distribution records will be kept with transparency in mind, courtesy of Equal Sound.
To receive funds:
Follow all application procedures as outlined here through the online application portal: https://equalsound.org/musicians-corona-relief-fund-application/
NOTE: This fundraiser will not benefit the organizers of this fundraiser in any way whatsoever. All proceeds will go to the performers.