Find services near you including food/housing assistance, mental health resources, legal assistance and more:

Applications for Relief Funding:

Artist Relief 

American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund

Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund 

Corona Relief Fund by Equal Sound

Disability Determination Services

Gospel Music Trust Fund

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Jazz Foundation of America Musicians’ Emergency Fund

Lester Petrillo Memorial Fund 


Pinetop Perkins Foundation

Sweet Relief Covid 19 Fund



Donations for Artists:

Chicago Artists Relief Fund

The Artist Relief Tree (ART)



General Grant Applications:

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Illinois Arts Council




Performing Arts Readiness


Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac  (for mortgage relief)


Resource Sites:

3Arts Chicago



American Federation of Musicians

Americans for the Arts

Artist Trust

Artists Thrive

Arts Ready

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CERF+ Relief Fund

COVID-19 Freelance Artists Resources

Creative Capital

I care if you listen

Illinois Department of Public Health

League of American Orchestras

Music Covid Relief 

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

National Coalition for the Arts

Unemployment Benefits: Illinois



Streaming and Fundraising:

9 ways you can make money live streaming 

Advice on making money while streaming

Donations through Facebook and YouTube

How to Fundraise on Facebook