EMA Relief Fund: Supporting Early Musicians in Need

Update 7/1/20: Thanks to the generous response from hundreds of donors, we have reached the goal of $100,000 and we are no longer accepting contributions. The application for emergency funding closed at midnight US Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 30.

The current global health crisis is having a severe impact on arts and culture. Performances and productions have been canceled for months, with the result that many musicians are suffering severe financial stress. More than 140 musicians have completed EMA’s COVID-19 Impact Survey and most are reporting financial losses resulting from concert cancellations. It’s hard to comprehend the impact this moment will have on the arts in the US.

We know we don’t have the resources to help everyone and that these mini-grants can’t make up for a couple of months of loss of performance income. But we can do something, and, in doing so, set an example of community spirit and provide some hope in this time of unprecedented challenge to livelihoods, artistic expression and security. This page is where early musicians apply for a mini grant and where those with the means can contribute to the fund.

EMA and Gotham Early Music Scene are partnering to promote this fund. #WeAreEarlyMusic Together!


Contact: ReliefFund@earlymusicamerica.org
Find more resources on EMA’s Responding to COVID-19 page

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