“The Corona Relief Fund was the first fund I applied to when I found out all of my work had been cancelled. I was really grateful to receive assistance from the fund, as it helped me pay bills and buy food. Just filling out the application and knowing that someone was looking out for us musicians gave me a sense of peace at a very unsettling time.”

Laura

CRF Recipient

“It was a big relief getting support for one of the first gigs I had cancelled. It’s been a very difficult time for all of us in this community and so the funds I received not only helped financially, but it helped me mentally on that first week to know there are people out there helping us out and that we are all in this together! Thank you Equal Sound.”

Leonor

CRF Recipient

“I’m a classical violist specializing in contemporary music.I heard about [Equal Sound] via a friend on Facebook the week of March 10... I immediately applied as I was literally losing all my work for months on that day. I got some funds from Equal Sound, which was rad, but most of all it gave me hope that someone was out there helping and gave a shit. That felt good.”

Jordan W.

CRF Recipient

“The Corona Relief Fund has helped me pay for my basic expenses, such as rent, groceries and loan payments. I'm a cellist, improviser and arranger, mostly working in the field of contemporary classical music, but in other genres as well.”

Helen

CRF Recipient

“I heard about Equal Sound from a colleague who shared information about this artist relief fund that was being put together. I admired the honesty, the need for community, and the drive to help artists in need. The Corona Relief Fund was able to help me with some of the basic necessities in order to still be on my feet. It's so humbling to know that there are fellow artists/creators who will try their hardest to help you live, even if it's for a little while. Every bit helps.”

Jordan B.

CRF Recipient

“I heard about Equal Sound through Facebook and Twitter; the social media communities for new music have been crucial to us artists, not only for financial opportunities, but for emotional support in this time as well. As a singer, I perform as a solo artist, with chamber ensembles, and sometimes with electronics. The Corona Relief Fund helped me pay rent!”

Stephanie

CRF Recipient

“Thanks SO MUCH!! It made all the difference! The Corona Relief Fund actually put food on my table and helped me pay rent.”

Cheryl

CRF Recipient

“The Corona Relief Fund was able to support me with a much needed $500. I am a violinist. I perform mostly classical in a variety of settings; I play recitals with piano, I also play with orchestra, and chamber music groups.”

Rachelle

CRF Recipient

“THANK YOU SO MUCH! [The fund] definitely helped to pay rent. This relief means SO much to me. [The team members at Equal Sound] are absolute angels who totally rock for making this all possible!”

Alize

CRF Recipient