Artists, Musicians & Gig Workers

ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & GIG WORKERS:

Please note that the inclusion of these links and sources does not constitute an endorsement by the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District. (updated 6/02/2020)

RECENT UPDATES - Check Back Often!

  • 6/2/20- Larimer and Weld County Musicians and industry professionals not to apply for Colorado Music Relief Fund, but NoCo Music Relief Fund instead. 
  • Apply for Colorado MusiCares Fund – A local branch of MusiCares who provide support for musicians and music industry
  • Colorado Restaurant Association Foundation’s Angel Relief Fund for food industry workers
  • Band Camp to waive all their fees on anything sold on the site on the first Friday of the next two months: June 5 & July 3. Bandcamp says their audiences spent $7.1 million on May 1st during the first fee-free Friday

FUNDS/GRANTS

  • Colorado MusiCares Fund – A local branch of MusiCares who provide support for musicians and music industry
  • 6/2/20- Larimer and Weld County Musicians and industry professionals not to apply for Colorado Music Relief Fund, but NoCo Music Relief Fund instead. 
  • NoCo Music Relief Fund – Bohemian Foundation is offering grants of up to $1,000 for Musicians and music industry workers who live in Larimer and Weld counties who must demonstrate that they are in severe financial distress.
  • Colorado Artist Relief Fund Re-Opened Apply for immediate relief funds The Colorado Artist Relief Fund – A collaboration that combines funds from Denver Arts & Venues Imagine 2020 Artist Assistance Fund, Colorado Creative Industries, and RedLine’s INSITE Fund.
  • Artist Relief – Rolling Deadline through September – grants of $5,000 grants to artists facing financial emergencies due to COVID-19
  • ArtistCommunities.org offers a list of emergency relief programs
  • Sustainable Arts Foundation’s Resources for Artists with Children
  • Rolling deadline – AGMA Relief Fund (For Actors – AGMA members only)
  • UNEMPLOYMENT for Gig Workers and Contractors (1099 workers) (Site has a chat box and/or watch a helpful Q &A video here)
  • UNEMPLOYMENT: Get the latest on applying for unemployment at (303) 860-5881 or oedit_sbnavigator@state.co.us
  • GRANTS FOR YOUR SPECIFIC ART! See more relief options at our Discipline Specific Resources 

FOOD

HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH

HOUSING

  • Affordable Housing – get help finding it in our community (FCGov.com)
  • Rent assistance from Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Call #211 to connect with United Way of Larimer County’s help hotline 

JOBS

FAMILY RESOURCES

UNEMPLOYMENT

LOCAL BUSINESS RESOURCES

STATE BUSINESS RESOURCES

NATIONAL BUSINESS RESOURCES