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Dear MN Music Coalition Community,

It is with heavy hearts that the Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC) is postponing all programming including workshops, meetups, Republic performances, and the upcoming MN Music Summit set to take place at the end of April. As per the guidance from the MN Department of Health, these decisions are in the best interest of maintaining the safety and health of our community, musicians, and staff, in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

We realize that this COVID-19 pandemic hits musicians especially hard. Music is necessary now more than ever to bring joy and lightness during this scary time. We strongly encourage you to support your local music community the best you can - purchasing albums & merch online, participating in live-stream concerts, and donating to artist relief funds.

Please stay safe and stay tuned for all updates on rescheduled events/programming.
The MMC staff is available to answer any questions or concerns via email and phone. We miss you already. 
 
Peace and music,
MN Music Coalition
RESOURCES:
Springboard Emergency Relief Fund
  • We have also expanded the guidelines of our Personal Emergency Relief Fund to include lost income due to the cancelation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (i.e. commissions, performances, contracts) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. Artists can request up to $500 to compensate for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost. At this time the fund is not available to compensate for future gigs or potential loss of business. Springboard for the Arts has committed an additional $10,000 from our budget to support this effort and is committed to working with partners to increase the fund based on demand.
    https://springboardforthearts.org/additional-resources/personal-emergency-relief-fund/
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources  Artists Thrive COVID-19 Resource List
  • A compilation of resources, tools and opportunities that we hope will provide artists and those who work with artists support to be able to thrive in the wake of these challenging circumstances.
  • https://artiststhrive.org/covid-19
Coronavirus Resource Kit The Current: Artists: Send us your virtual concert listings Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
  • Sweet Relief is here to provide immediate assistance and we have created this DONOR-DIRECTED FUND with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.
    https://www.sweetrelief.org/covid-19-fund.html
COVID-19 Financial Solidarity: Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund World Health Organization Solidarity Response Fund
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