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 10/15/2020)

RECENT UPDATES - (updated as changes come in!)

  • Energize Colorado “Gap” Grant and Loan Fund  has reopened!  – A fund for sole proprietors, businesses, and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees to apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance.  Priority is given to rural, women, and BIPOC owned. Info at Energize Colorado
  • NoCo Music Event FundApply for a grant for your event
  • First Fridays at Bandcamp through the end of the year  – Bandcamp will waive all their fees on anything sold on the site on the first Friday of each month, Bandcamp says their audiences spent $7.1 million for May’s first fee-free Friday
  • Apply for Colorado MusiCares Fund – A local branch of MusiCares who provide support for musicians and music industry
  • Re-opened! Larimer and Weld County Musicians and industry professionals encouraged to apply the NoCo Music Relief Fund 
  • Colorado Restaurant Association Foundation’s Angel Relief Fund for food industry workers

FUNDS/GRANTS

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

THE LAUNCHPAD SERIES- by The Music District

  • The Launchpad podcast – The Music District, takes you step by step through different topics confronting musicians and independent artists. See the entire video series:
  • Episode #1 The Cares Act Part 1– What freelancers can apply for in the CARES Act, Livestreaming and much more
  • Episode #2 Financial Assistance for the Music Industry – Highlights the stories of several NoCo musicians and industry workers who have applied for relief funding.
  • Episode #3 Level up Your Livestream – tune into this workshop to learn more about accessible tech and tactics to improve your livestream game.
  • Episode #4 Save Our Stages: The Future of Live Music in FoCo & Beyond – We’ll discuss what a return to live music could look like, how independent venues are making it through COVID-19, and what you can do to #SupportOurStages.
  • Episode #5 Play it Safe! Evaluating Today’s Live Music Opportunities – Join us for a discussion between local and regional musicians and music workers about how artists, hosts, talent buyers, and promoters are evaluating live performance opportunities, keeping themselves and their audiences safe, and navigating new types of challenges to playing live.

STATE BUSINESS RESOURCES

NATIONAL BUSINESS RESOURCES