Artists and industry workers have been hit hard by COVID-19 closures. Here are some links to resources for these impacted communities as well as places to donate to support creative industry workers as we still fight to get back on our feet.

COVID-19 Handbook for the Creative Sector

This handbook offers resources to take care of yourself and your family; to support the arts and culture community; and to prepare for recovery.

MusiCares Resources | Donate

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.

Seattle Musicians Access to Affordable Healthcare (SMASH) Resources | Donate

SMASH helps provide working King County musicians with access to free or low-cost medical and dental services

Black Fret Seattle Resources | Donate

Black Fret’s mission is to enable the creation and performance of new music by Seattle’s exceptional local musicians. Their vision is to build an endowed institution capable of sustaining over a million dollars a year in grants to Seattle musicians.

Seattle Artists Relief Fund
This fund is for individual artists only (not organizations or nonprofits) who live in the greater Seattle area and need assistance due to COVID-19. There is a waiting list for these funds.

Musicians Foundation

Musicians Foundation is dedicated to assisting musicians and their families in times of emergency, crisis, or transition. This Foundation’s goal is to relieve the financial burdens of musicians who qualify according to the Foundation’s criteria.

Artist Relief 

A coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

Other Organizations

Please note: This is not a comprehensive list of available resources or organizations providing resources to artists & music industry workers.  The Washington Nightlife Music Association does not own any content related to the links provided.