Nine Grants to Help Musicians Get Back on Their Feet

For many musicians, making a living off their music can be difficult. Since the money and the hours are not always consistent, many musicians struggle to earn a worthy profit. Especially during the COVID pandemic, music was a field that was hit hard. When businesses and venues shut down, musicians lost access to the places where they usually performed their music. Even after many places opened back up, musicians still weren’t able to have live shows there due to state COVID restrictions.

Because of this, it is important that grants are available for musicians who need financial help. GrantWatch has a category specifically Arts and Culture grants. The category has numerous grants for musicians. Today, GrantWatch will be sharing nine of these grants that are currently available.

Keeping the Music Alive with These Nine Grants for Musicians

  1. Firstly, there are grants to U.S. and Canada musicians for financial assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Funding may go to covering vital living costs such as housing, food, clothing, and medical expenses for individuals.
  2. Grants of up to $3,000 to U.S. professional musicians requiring emergency financial assistance. The purpose of this program is to support American musicians by covering emergency medical and living expenses.
  3. There are also grants to U.S. eligible musicians and families facing financial difficulties due to medical and related concerns. Funding is for expenses related to acute, chronic, and preventive health issues, as well as funeral and burial expenses. The grant is specifically for blues musicians and family members.
  4. Funding of up to $750 and grants of up to $5,000 to U.S., Canada, and International eligible individuals in the music industry to address emergency needs, including those related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Grant funds may go to urgent needs such as food, medical and dental expenses, transportation, and housing. Eligible applicants include bluegrass music professionals, such as artists, composers, broadcasters, media representatives, event producers, agents, educators, managers, and employees of record companies.
  5. Additonally, there are grants to U.S. performing arts and entertainment professionals for emergency assistance. Funding is for those who are suffering financially due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Grants are available to individuals who are lacking the resources to pay for their basic living expenses such as healthcare, housing, utility bills, and food due to unforeseen circumstances.
  6. Grants to U.S. and Canada full-time blues musicians to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Grant funds may be used for essential needs, including utilities, rent and mortgage, phone, and car payments.
  7. There is also funding to U.S. and Canada music industry workers for financial assistance during personal health or economic challenges, including those impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Eligible uses of funds include medical expenses, food, housing, and vital living expenses such as transportation, utilities, clothing, program services, and counseling.
  8. Grants of up to $15,000 to U.S. and territories jazz musicians to support performances and tours. This grant program is open to both new and established musicians, solo artists, and musicians who play in an ensemble. Priority will be given to proposals that reach underserved communities and rural areas, especially those that lack opportunities to present live jazz.
  9. Finally, there are grants to U.S. Individuals in the arts or entertainment industry for urgent financial assistance. The Foundation considers the following media categories as part of the entertainment industry: books (including audiobooks), movies, music, theatre, dance and television.

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