The New Music Solidarity Fund, an initiative aimed to grant emergency funding to musicians impacted by COVID-19, has increased its funds to $270,000
It has been announced that the New Music Solidarity Fund, an initiative aimed to grant emergency funding to American freelance musicians whose livelihood has been impacted by the COVID-19 virus, has increased its pool of funds from USD $130,000 to $270,000.
At least 540 musicians, who have had projects involving living composers cancelled due to the pandemic, will receive a $500 emergency assistance grant.
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Applications are now open and will continue until the 30th of April.
The US $500 grants will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis as funds last.
The fund, administered by New Music USA, was started by a group of musicians in the new music community.
For further details and eligibility, visit: https://bit.ly/2QMdwIP