covid-19 resources + efforts

Petitions & Surveys

[ASAP] NY State Senate Bill S8125A [AMENDED; SUPPORT AGAIN] assigned a “Same As” bill; also support Assembly Bill A10224A  for 90 day rent suspension & forgiveness
Contact Cuomo via Form + Phone [1-518-474-8390, press 2, 1] supporting passage of S8125
 + Petition to Suspend NYC Rent
NYC Office of Nightlife: Survey on Lost Income for Nightlife, Freelance, Businesses
Arts For Art COVID-19 Artist Impact Survey
Artists’ Literacies Institute COVID-19 Gig/Event Economy Survey [spreadsheet]

Resource Lists

NYFA Emergency Resources Directory
NYFA Emergency Grants List
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
Women Arts emergency funds link/list


Actors Fund Eastern Region Disaster Assistance // requires union membership
The AGMA Relief Fund | apply // requires union membership
American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund
 | contact
Artist Relief Tree | apply
Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund | apply
CERF+ emergency assistance | submit inquiry
Dance/NYC Freelance Dance COVID-19 Relief Fund | apply
Early Music America Relief Fund [applications open until 3/31]
The Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund | apply
Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants Program | apply
The Ghostlight Fund for Financial Recovery & Assistance
The Jazz Exchange Relief Fund | apply // < $1k raised
 The Mayer Foundation Economic Relief Grant | apply
Musicians Foundation [applications on hold]
The New Music Solidarity Fund [applications open 3/31, 12pm)
• NYC Low-Income Artist / Freelancer Relief Fund for Low-Income, BIPOC, Trans/GNC/NB/Queer Artists [applications on hold]
Patreon Covid-19 Artist Grant
The Soze Agency Artist + Activist Relief Fund

Jazz Foundation of America // can only find info on donating
The Max’s Kansas Project Emergency Funding // very idiosyncratic criteria
Recording Academy MUSICARES // “Requirements: minimum 5 yrs employment in music industry (or) 6 commercially released recordings or videos (singles) … [B]efore seeking assistance, applicants required to investigate all other possible sources of aid.”

Twenty Summers Emergency Arts Fund // only see info on donating

Grants: Disability Specific

The Lester Petrillo Memorial Fund for Disabled Musicians| apply
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
| apply

if using paypal, make sure it’s “family / friends” so they aren’t charged a fee // bolded & venmos are links // various means of support, including directly funding employees, memberships, & purchasing merchandise. incomplete (there are lotsa venues); if you’d like your venue &/or info added, use the submission form. i’ll rotate highlights, but here are a few venues where funds will go directly to staff (in some cases, the 1-2 people running the space):

Areté | GoFundMe (<$2k)
Downtown Music Gallery | Paypal: (if you know me IRL, you can venmo me w/ note “DMG”; i’ll send a screenshot confirming payment to bruce)
Flowers For All Occasions | Bartender Venmos: @UlaKinder • @Lily-Chambers • @DeanCercone • @Dooll-Chao • @Ben-Pagano-1 • @dixvdt (Katya) • @MelissaCha • @Dead_Guy (Tomi) • @laura-perez-harris • @TwinkleToadToes (Gigi) • @JentleThumb (Jen)
The Living Gallery
| GoFundMe ($125)
The Record Shop
 | Venmo @benecoop | PayPal:

• • • • •

ABC No Rio [in Exile] | Paypal
| Gift Certificates & Employee Tips
Anyone Comics
Areté | GoFundMe (<$2k)
Babycastles | Subscribe to Twitch
Barbès | Buy Records
The Bell House | The Bell House & Union Hall Staff GoFundMe ($30k+)
Bowery BallroomBowery Ballroom & Mercury Lounge Staff GoFundMe ($8k+)
Brooklyn Bowl | Staff Relief Fund IndieGoGo ($23k+)
C’mon EverybodyVirtual Drinks & Community Support GoFundMe ($10.5k)
Cobra Club | Staff Support Venmo @cobra-sweetjanes
Danspace Project
| Donate + Membership
 | Donate
The Deep End
| GoFundMe ($1.7k)
Downtown Music Gallery
| Drom Staff Relief GoFundMe ($6k+)

Elsewhere | Staff Support Gofundme (~$30k) | Gift Cards
El Taller Latino Americano
| Paypal
Flowers For All Occasions
| Bartender Venmos: @UlaKinder • @Lily-Chambers • @DeanCercone • @Dooll-Chao • @Ben-Pagano-1 • @dixvdt (Katya) • @MelissaCha • @Dead_Guy (Tomi) • @laura-perez-harris • @TwinkleToadToes (Gigi) • @JentleThumb (Jen)
Freddy’s | Support Freddy’s Staff GoFundMe (~$3.8k)
Good Room | Merch & Gift Cards
Greenwich House Music School
| Donate
Hart Bar
| GoFundMe ($1.6k)
| Patreon ($66/month)
| Memberships
House of Yes | Staff Support GoFundMe (~$34k)
Issue Project Room | Support
JACK | Donate
The Jazz Gallery
| Donate
The Kitchen | Donate / Membership
Knitting Factory | Employee Fund GoFundMe (<$1k)
(le) poisson rouge | Support LPR Staff / Drinks for your future self GoFundMe (~$11k)
The Living Gallery
| GoFundMe ($125)
LunàticoGift Cards | Staff Relief GoFundMe ($20k+)
Magick City
| Venmo | Membership
Market Hotel | Venmo @markethotel
Max Fish 
| Employee Fund GoFundMe ($12k+)
Mercury Lounge | Bowery Ballroom & Mercury Lounge Staff GoFundMe ($8k+)
Metropolis Ensemble [Pop-up]
Donate, Membership, More
National Sawdust
 | Donate | Membership
Nowadays | Virtually Nowadays memberships
Old Stone House in Brooklyn | Donate
Our Wicked Lady | Gift Cards | Staff Support GoFundMe ($8k+)
Outpost Artist Resources
 | Donate / Membership
The Park Church Co-op | Membership
Pioneer Works
 | Donate + Membership
The Record Shop 
| Venmo @benecoop PayPal:
Rockwood Music Hall | Staff Support GoFundMe ($12k+)
Rodrigue’s Coffee House | [to-find]
Roulette | Donate + Membership
Saint Vitus | Staff Tip Jar @Saint-Vitus-Bar Venmo | Merch

Soapbox Gallery
| Donate to Livestreams

Sunview Luncheonette | Donate / Subscribe
Threes Brewing | Merch & Gift Cards
Trans-Pecos | Venmo @trans-pecos
 | Venmo @trevorshaus
Triskelion Arts
| Family Fund GoFundMe ($2.5k)
Union Hall | The Bell House & Union Hall Staff Fund GoFundMe ($30k+)
Union Pool 
| Employee Support GoFundMe ($17k+)

SUPPORT: Buy Music

bandcamp roundup