Everyone at the Crested Butte Music Festival has been receiving and gathering many resources to help members of our community in need of help during these uncertain and challenging times. We are also sharing opportunities to contribute to relief efforts for those who are able. Additional statewide and artist specific information is listed as well. We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available.
Where to find help and the latest information in Gunnison Valley
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For artists and workers
From the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts here are statewide ideas and online resources for both arts nonprofits and people who want to help them.
- A national freelance artists resource list(includes emergency funding opportunities, virtual events, mental health resources, advocacy alerts, etc.)
- Americans for the Arts Resource and Response Center
- CERF+ Artist Safety Net
- Colorado Artist Talents and Skills Database. What other skills or opportunities can you offer during this time?
- Apply for financial assistance through one of the local crowd-funded Artist Relief Funds: Denver Metro Area Artist Relief Fund and the Colorado Artist Relief Fund
- Economic Impact Survey from Americans for the Arts
- Americans for the Arts’ COVID-19 resource and response center
- TRG Arts’ Virtual Roundtable Series. These are weekly 30-minute virtual conversations with Jill Robinson, CEO
- Other aggregated lists of resources and assistance: Creative Capital, Grantmakers in the Arts
- Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
- Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
- Joan Mitchell Emergency Grant
- Rhizome Microgrant Program
- CERF + Emergency Relief Fund
- Freelance Artists Resources
- Authors League Fund
- Book Industry Charitable Foundation
- PEN American Authors’ Emergency Fund
- NYFA Emergency Grants List
- Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program
- The Blues Foundation Hart Fund
- Musicians Foundation
- Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
- MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
- Bonfils Stanton Foundation COVID-19 Fund
- Colorado Comedy Relief Fund
- Denver Metro Area Artist Relief Fund
- Boulder County Musicians Relief Fund
- Connecting Colorado
- Colorado Workshare
- Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
- Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
- One Fair Wage – Emergency Tipped & Service Worker Support Fund
- Lower Broadway Emergency Musicians Fund (Nashville)
- Sweet Relief Musicians’ Fund
- Cinema Worker Solidarity Fund
- AGMA Relief Fund
- Artist Relief Tree
- Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund
- Bluegrass Trust Fund
- Billboard Aggregate of Resources
- Local 802 Emergency Fund
- Jazz Foundation
- Women Arts Emergency Funds
- Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund
- Haven Foundation
- Opry Trust Fund
- Service Workers Mutual Aid Fund
- SBA Disaster Assistance Fund
- Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
- Artist Relief Tree
- Boston Artist Relief Fund
- Chicago Musicians Emergency Relief Fund
- Columbus Artists Relief Fund
- Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Fund
- Funds to Support Performers Affected by COVID-19
- Seattle Artist Relief Fund
- Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund For Artists
- NC Artist Relief Fund
- New Orleans Business Alliance Relief Fund
- PGH Artists Emergency Fund
- Springboard for the Arts Personal Emergency Relief Fund
- Imagine 2020 Artist Relief Fund (Denver)
- Denver Small Business Emergency Relief Program
- Denver Economic Development & Opportunity Microloans
- Suporrt NoCo Audio Engineers & Light Designers
- RiNo Arts District Microgrants (Denver)
- Global COVID-19 Relief Fund
- Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project
- New Music USA Solidarity Fund
- Climate Equity Fund for Projects to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Boulder County Arts Alliance
- Pathways to Jazz Grant | Boulder County Arts Alliance Applications April 6-24
- Five Points Jazz Festival | Denver Arts & Venues
- Be A Presenter at MARGINS Literary Fest – Aug 1-2 at McNichols
- Denver Public Art Seeks Qualified Artists for National Western Center Commission | Denver Arts & Venues – Deadline March 30th
- BCAA Endowment Grant | Boulder County Arts Alliance – Deadline April 9th
- Arts for All Children Grant Fund | Boulder County Arts Alliance
- Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists Grant Guidelines | Boulder County Arts Alliance
- Joy Sounds Podcast Is Looking for Artists – About — Joy Sounds & Joy Sounds Guest Application
- Arts in Society — RedLine Contemporary Art Center | Denver, Colorado
- Audiovore Sound inSight Residency Application
- Colorado Creative Industries | Career Advancement Award
- For Artists – Denver Public Art
- Call for 2020 ideaLAB Makers in Residence
- Submit Your Film | Telluride Horror Show
- Women’s Audio Mission – Summer Internship Program – Applications due – March 29
- Ft Collins Music District Residency – Applications from March 30 – April 20, 2020
- Shesaid.so Denver Application – Due March 31
- Underground Music Showcase (UMS) Artist Applications – Due April 1
- New Music Solidarity Fund
- NEW 303 Magazine Cover Challenge Contest – Due April 2
- The Colorado Blues Society is seeking inquiries from young Colorado performers/bands who focus on playing blues music and who might be interested in performing at the Blues 101 stage at the Greeley Blues Jam on June 13, 2020. If you are interested, email Scott Fitzke at email@example.com.
- The Colorado Blues Society is seeking inquiries from young Colorado performers/bands who focus on playing blues music and who might be interested in participating in a Youth Showcase, date t/b/d but probably in May, 2020. The Colorado Blues Society will select one young blues act to represent Colorado at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January of 2021. All performers must be under the age of 21 years as of January 23, 2021. If you are interested, email Scott Fitzke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Endowment for the Arts offers a repository of helpful information.
- If you had tickets to an upcoming cultural event (i.e., performance, concert, exhibition, lecture), consider donating that ticket back to the organization.
- Purchase a gift certificate now for a future arts event or experience. Invest in your own cultural future by supporting arts organizations today.
- Make a financial donation directly to a cultural organization. You can find a list of SCFD organizationsin the Denver metro area or search statewide through ColoradoGives.org
- Donate to one of the local crowd-funded Artist Relief Funds: Denver Metro Area Artist Relief Fund and the Colorado Artist Relief Fund
- Donate to one of the national artist relief funds: Actors Fund, Musicians Foundation
- Donate your Colorado state refund to a nonprofit through ReFund CO.
- If you’re an organization that typically hires artists, consider continuing to support those professionals. (For example, check out Youth on Record‘s response.)
- Hire an artist. Do you need some web design done? Social media? Tutoring? Translation? Babysitting? Career coaching?
From Julie McCluskie, CO State Representative
The State of Colorado recently unveiled the new COVID-19 webpage — covid19.colorado.gov/. This resource will keep you up-to-date on the latest statistics and the latest guidance on how we can protect ourselves and protect our most vulnerable populations.
Small Business Resources
Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Governor unveiled the Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund co-chaired by community leaders Roxane White and Rick Sapkin. In just 2 days we’ve raised over $2.8 million — a remarkable achievement that shows the generous hearts of Coloradans. These funds will supplement the governmental response to coronavirus, and will help pay for things like medical supplies, cleaning supplies, food services, child care for emergency workers, behavioral health support, and so much more.
Visit www.HelpColoradoNow.org to donate or volunteer today!
Federal Loan Assistance for Colorado’s Small Businesses
Colorado small businesses throughout all 64 counties impacted by COVID-19 can seek individual small business loans up to $2M as part of the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans assistance provides low-interest federal loans for working capital to Colorado small businesses that have realized economic injury from COVID-19.
Eligibility information, loan application links and emerging economic recovery resources can all be found at choosecolorado.com.
- Ordered the emergency regulation that establishes a special enrollment period (SEP) for uninsured Coloradans to get health insurance. Coloradans who lose their job, or who may lose their job in the coming weeks, and thus lose their employer-based health insurance will be allowed to enroll in individual health insurance plans.