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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Music

Blues Foundation Handy Artists Relief Trust Fund

Provides financial assistance to Blues musicians in need (and their families) due to a broad range of health concerns. The HART Fund provides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral expenses. Grants generally range between $250 and $1,500.

California Jazz Foundation

Provides emergency financial assistance to jazz musicians and others who have made substantial contributions to the art form.

Denver Actors Fund

A modest source of immediate financial and volunteer assistance when members of the Denver theater community find themselves in situational medical need.

Gospel Music Trust Fund

Provides financial assistance in the event of an emergency or major catastrophe, terminal or severe illness, to individuals who have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of Gospel music.

Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund

Any person who has been employed full time in the country music industry may be eligible for financial aid from The Opry Trust Fund.

Jazz Foundation of America - Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund

Offers aid to elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis.

Marshall and Mary Brondum Special Assistance Foundation

Offers financial assistance to folk musicians.

Motown/Universal Music Group Fund

Provides grants for assistance to R&B recording artists formerly affiliated with Universal Music Group and any of its labels, to ensure that artists in need have access to financial resources for health, welfare and medical needs.

Music Maker Relief Foundation

Gives grants to meet basic life needs and emergency relief to people 55 years or older and rooted in a Southern musical tradition.

MusiCares

The Emergency Financial Assistance Program covers financial, medical and personal emergencies. Eligibility is based on at least five years in the industry or credited contribution to six commercially released recordings or videos.

Musicians Foundation

Helps professional musicians by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses. All professional musicians are eligible to apply.

Rhythm and Blues Foundation

Provides emergency financial assistance to former Motown artists of the 1960s and 1970s.

Society of Singers

Helps singers who have financial needs resulting from personal, family or medical crises. Applicants must have derived their primary income from professional singing for five or more years.

Southern California Blues Society

SCBS Artist Assistance Fund is designed to provide immediate assistance to blues performers to help defray the financial burden of medical costs and other expenses placed on people in time of crisis.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

Provides financial assistance to career musicians who are facing illness, disability or age-related problems.

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