The CARES Act contains several provisions applicable to nonprofit organizations, but the available relief and the process for obtaining it depend largely on an organization's tax classification under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code").
Governor Whitmer today has announced new programs for workers affected by COVID-19. The governor, under the federal CARES Act, signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Dept. of Labor to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Compensation programs that grant benefits to workers who do not already qualify for state unemployment benefits.
A guide of resources for artists, musicians, freelancers, and other gig workers who may be struggling or out of work due to the coronavirus crisis.
Please join us for a virtual music festival to raise funds and awareness for the Michigan Music Alliance's Michigan Artist Relief Fund! Catch live streams on the hour from your favorite artists, all weekend!
As most people are settled into self-isolation for the coming weeks, country music artists are taking their gigs to social platforms and virtual music festivals. We’ve put together a calendar of what shows to tune into in the coming weeks that will keep you connected to the music and artists you love. We’re updating this page daily so that you have the most current live performance information.
Financial and Addiction Recovery Assistance
MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insurance premiums, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy, addiction treatment, sober living, and other personal expenses.
Applicants must be able to document employment history in one of the following areas:
Despite this uncertainty, we wanted to let you know that Make Music Day will still be happening on 21 June across the world. Unlike traditional music festivals, Make Music Day is an open invitation for everyone to make music anywhere and everywhere. We hope to be taking over the streets with music on 21 June, but if we can’t, we invite you to join one of the online Make Music Day initiatives that will take place no matter what.
We are now ready to launch a private discussion group on facebook.
We invite you to share your thoughts and ideas on how we might best move as performing artists during the course of this Coronavirus pandemic.
You must be affiliated with the arts and derive a portion of your income as a professional in order to join and participate.
We all have downtime. How are you using it to your advantage? Please share.
Click the link to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/528337951056512/
As social distancing measures are enacted and productions are cancelled across all sectors of the entertainment industry, the COVID-19 situation has become so dire for entertainment workers that it requires decisive action from the federal government. Entertainment gig workers who expected to work for a day, week, month, or season on a production are finding themselves without planned wages and benefits.