CHA Area Musicians' Relief Fund
Chattanooga Area Musicians' Relief Fund Now Open
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 13, 2020) -- Music Therapy Gateway in Communications (MTGIC) and SoundCorps are pleased to announce that The UNFoundation of Chattanooga has granted funds for distribution to Chattanooga area musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Music fans have universally recognized the aesthetic, societal, and therapeutic value of music in this time of social isolation as people turn to music for comfort and eduction in their homes. Even so, many musicians have found themselves in financial crisis, bringing in just a fraction of their regular income for the foreseeable future. To help relieve some financial stress for professional musicians, 100% of funds from this grant will be utilized to provide immediate aid to Chattanooga area musicians who are struggling to pay bills and buy groceries.
This application portal opens on July 13, 2020 at 9 am EDT and closes on July 24, 2020 at 9 pm EDT. Applications will be reviewed and payments processed by August 3, 2020. The minimum award for any applicant who is approved for the funds is $100. Larger awards may be granted. All Chattanooga area performing musicians and those who support performance endeavors (arrangers, composers, audio engineers, producers, educators, etc.) who have lost a significant amount of income due to COVID-19 are wlecome to apply.
For musicians wanting to apply, please click HERE to access the Google application form.
Please apply if you've lost a significant amount of your normal income due to gigs/music work being cancelled from Covid-19, and those gigs are mainly within the Chattanooga/Hamilton County area.
Note that there is only one award allowed per household and SoundCorps requires a completed Form W-9 before awards can be issued.
Find links to many other forms of Music Industry Aid and Relief here
About Music Therapy Gateway in Communication
Music Therapy Gateway in Communication (MTGIC) has partnered with Chattanooga musicians for over a decade to help raise awareness of the benefits of music in therapy. Projects have included live performances, sound recordings, and musical arrangements to be utilized in therapeutic settings or in music therapy research and education. To learn more, visit www.MTGIC.org.
SoundCorps is dedicated to growing the music economy in the Chattanooga region. SoundCorps devotes its energies to building local music industry infrastructure and professional expertise through ongoing programs, events and initiatives. To learn more, visit www.SoundCorps.org.
About The UNFoundation
The UNFoundation creates UNconventional giving opportunities to UNcommon projects through UNlikely people: you. The face of philanthropy is changing. Learn more by visiting www.TheUNFoundation.org.