Get the help you need.

Our application for one-time financial assistance grants is open to professional musicians across all genres. If you are a professional musician in a specific time of need, please explore below to see if you might qualify for a financial grant to pay an essential bill.

First, make sure you meet all eligibility requirements:


You must be a professional music performer, composer/arranger, or educator in a specific time of need caused by an unexpected hardship (e.g. medical or dental situation, natural disaster, or certain housing crisis).


You must have worked as a professional musician in the United States for five (5) or more years and currently reside in the U.S.


You must have filed taxes as a musician for five (5) or more years and be able to provide a copy of a recently completed tax return.

If you meet the requirements above, you are eligible to apply!

The Application Process

  1. Click the "Apply Now" button above to create an account and complete Part 1 of the application.
  2. If you are initially eligible based on your Part 1 submission, you will receive an email notification inviting you to complete Part 2 of the application. Part 2 is more detailed, requiring additional information and document uploads.
  3. After submitting Part 2, your application will be reviewed by our screening committee. Additional information or documentation may be requested in response to your Part 2 submission.
  4. If you are approved for a grant, you will receive an email notice which includes the amount and pay-to information. Grants are mailed out the same day you receive the approval notice.*

*Our grants are sent as vendorized checks made out to the biller (doctor, hospital, dentist, landlord, mortgage company, utility provider, etc.) directly.

The grant is mailed to your home address, and then you must deliver it to the biller (to whom the check is made out). This way, you know when the grant arrives and can be sure it is properly applied to the bill being paid.

Still have questions?

Other Resources

If you’re a musician in need of additional support, please view the list of other resources to explore funding opportunities.