The COVID-19 pandemic is putting music industry professionals in a squeeze as all live music events are canceled or postponed. Below is a short list of resources you can browse to apply for aid.
Chattanooga Area Musicians' Relief Fund is provided by The UNFoundation, administered by Music Therapy Gateways in Communication and SoundCorps.
ArtsBuild's Artist Emergency Fund is designed to be a financial resource for Chattanooga-area artists.
Hamilton County Health Department - need to be tested for COVID-19? This is the resource for you.
Worried about your physical or mental health for other reasons? Click here for SoundCorps' list of Chattanooga providers.
Food Boxes for out of work hospitality professionals.
Audio Assemble has listed a number of resources here, but also supplies some ideas for additional ways in which musicians and artists might build revenue:
Artist Relief Fund - $5,000 grants
Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Blues Foundation Hart Fund for underinsured blues musicians
Gospel Music Trust Fund
International Bluegrass Music Association Trust Fund
Jazz Foundation of American Emergency Fund
Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund
MusicCares (Grammy Foundation, Recording Academy)
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Independent Venue Week Fundraiser List
Spotify COVID-19 Relief Fund (working primarily with MusiCares, PRS Foundation, and Help Musicians)
Apply for unemployment benefits from the State of TN
Backline.Care offers Mental Health Care. SoundCorps is featuring Hilary Gleason, the Executive Director is joining us for a live-streamed TakeNote panel series next Monday at 7 p.m. on the SoundCorps Facebook page.
Music Health Alliance
Tour Support, supporting the touring community with mental health resources.
Healthcare dot gov special enrollment
Internet and Connectivity
Click here for Tech Goes Home's list of low-cost Internet options for those transitioning to online work
Click here for an interactive map of free public wifi hotspots in Chattanooga
Additional More Exhaustive Resource Lists
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
Billboard's State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals
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