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Funds for Artists in the NYC and Greater New York and the Metropolitan Region


Dear Jazz Friends,

Please read this message carefully as it contains UPDATED information about the various resources to support the artist community for emergency funds.

New funds added for artists who work regularly in NYC and live in the Greater New York Metropolitan Region: The Louis Armstrong Education Foundation Emergency Fund for jazz musicians. Applies to artists who live in NYC-NJ-CT metropolitan area. Plus, Bohemian Foundation adds a new fund for CO based musicians!

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The list of resources provided below is divided between national resources and state-wide resources. National resources apply to everybody. State-wide resources are regional and apply to your state of residence. You are encouraged to apply to national resources in addition to your individual state resources.

Complete the American for the Arts impact survey. Note: Jazz artists, especially our artists of color, are atypically undercounted demographic in the arts, and that makes it harder for your state, regional and national agencies to advocate for more emergency funding if they don’t have sufficient and clear data.

If you discover that a particular fund is paused due to a high volume of applications, get on a waiting list, or check back on that site.

Information Provided by Gargi Shinde, Program Director – CMA Jazz gshinde@chambermusic.org

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.


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