Residency Requirement: New York, New York

Funding Amount: Unclear

The New York City arts and nightlife community has been hit hard by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered the closings of nightclubs, movie theaters, small theater houses and concert venues, for an indefinite period of time.  The mayor also announced that the city will close its bars and restaurants, from Tuesday, March 17th, except for delivery and pickup services.

A large percentage of artists supplement their incomes with part-time jobs often in the service industry.

This news has had an incommensurate impact on the New York arts community – especially those who rely on gigs to pay their bills. Creatives are people whose very existence relies on what they create and people being able to access their work. Musicians, DJ’s, actors, directors, writers, all of these people’s jobs rely on people showing up for events but events are being canceled.

So if you love New York City arts community, and you have the resources to, please consider pitching into our relief fund.

In trying to problem-solve solutions for financial distribution, we’ve adopted a model, that was initially formed in Seattle by Ijeoma Oluo  and still being used currently, to accept applications via survey. We have formed an emergency board in order to have various voices involved in the decision-making process to include different players from the nightlife scene & to limit any chances of biases during the selection process.

This fund is aimed at helping those in the greater New York arts community who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19, we will try to help as many artists with need in NYC as we can.

If you are an artist in need of funds, Click Here  to take our survey and apply for relief.

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This site was created to give more visibility for funds and initiatives that support crew members and musicians impacted by COVID-19. It is managed by Effect Partners. Want to get in contact? Reach out to