Emergency funding for Madison-area performing musicians impacted by loss of income due to COVID-19

The MAMA Cares Musician Relief Fund will provide monetary awards to self-employed and independent contractor musicians living in the Madison area who are losing work and wages due to COVID-19. Awards will be made based on applications received and resources available. Applications will identify those most in need with preference to the unemployed. Eligibility for funds will follow the Madison Area Music Association eligibility rules.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM ON SATURDAY JULY 25, 2020. We anticipate transferring funds to awardees by August 31, 2020.

Eligibility for the MAMA Cares Musician Relief Fund follows the eligibility rules for the MAMA Awards:

  • You must reside in Dane County or have 50% of your band members residing in Dane County, OR
  • You must be performing at least 50% of your gigs in Dane County
Apply for relief       Donate to the Fund

Donate by mail:

MAMA Cares Musician Relief Fund
P.O. Box 8754
Madison, WI 53708

MAMA CARES MUSICIAN RELIEF FUND is an independent program under the fiscal sponsorship of the Madison Area Music Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with the State of Wisconsin and the IRS. All donations are eligible for tax deduction.

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