– credit gospelmusic.org
The GMA Foundation has launched an online fundraising campaign to create the COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Fund, which will assist those in the Christian/Gospel music community, onstage and behind the scenes. The purpose of the fund is to offer relief to those whose health and basic necessities have been dramatically affected by COVID-19. The GMA livestreamed a YouTube show on Thursday. Watch it HERE!
INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING?
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE
Am I Eligible for Help?
Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months. The need is great, so we ask that if the need is not urgent, you please wait to apply.
Initial grant requests can be made up to $500 to compensate for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost. Should we receive additional funding, we will evaluate the grant amounts available.
Before starting to fill out our online application, you must review the eligibility criteria stated below:
• I exclusively earn my income as support personnel for a performing artist and/or for other live events/tours and not as a featured performer. Such support includes, but is not necessarily limited to: side musician; background vocalist; sound mixer/tech; instrument tech; lighting tech; stage hand; merchandise worker; etc.
• I am not a salaried employee with any entity and specifically with no artist, performer, or other touring organization.
• Due to COVID 19 forcing the cancellation of events for which I was scheduled to work, I have lost my expected income in the amount listed above and have no other income source from which to pay my immediate living expenses.
CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION
Submit completed form to [email protected]
A resource brought to you by our partners in the U.S. Music Community to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act.
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