COVID-19 Emergency Relief
UPDATE Jan 31, 2020: In response to the emergence of the Omicron variant, applications are now being accepted for the third round of BSRF Emergency Relief. New England-based classical singers who have not received a BSRF COVID-19 Emergency Relief grant in the past are eligible to apply. If you are not eligible, see our resources page for other relief programs that may be helpful.
New England-based singers whose classical performances were cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19 are eligible to apply for emergency grants of up to $500. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis as long as funds are available; grant amounts, deadlines and eligibility may be altered as circumstances change. Available funds are limited.
To apply, please fill out the application form and return it with:
- Proof of contract or employment agreement for a classical singing performance.
- Proof of cancellation
- Proof of residency
- Your artistic resume
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Email all documents and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications sent via US Mail will be delayed in processing.
Boston Singers' Relief Fund General Application - NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Description of Need
If you are facing a situation where you might have to sacrifice paying a bill(s) or borrow money due to the loss of singing wages, you are probably eligible for BSRF funds. The application is easy and strictly confidential. Examples of need: Do you have to go to your other jobs to ask for more work to compensate for loss of singing wages? Are you incurring more credit card debt to pay monthly living expenses? Were you recently sick and lost singing work? Have you incurred medical bills seeing an ENT? Do you need BSRF help to pay living expenses so that you can keep practicing and soliciting singing work? We want to help you continue singing, if we can. Our goal is to keep the voices of New England strong!
To be eligible for BSRF funds, you must be a professional New England singer earning at least 15% of your income through singing. You must be a resident of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts or Rhode Island (although non-resident singers will be considered if they earn a significant amount of their income from organizations within New England.) You do not need to be a member of Boston Singers' Resource to be eligible for BSRF funds.
BSRF funds are to be used for basic living expenses and human needs, only; funds are not to be used for headshots, promotional materials, recordings, travel expenses or other costs related to career promotion. Every effort will be made to accommodate your financial situation, but the amount of each allowance is dependent upon available funds and number of applicants per year. Grants currently range between $100-$900 depending on need and availability of funds. We hope to increase these amounts as the BSRF principal amount grows.
To apply for BSRF funds, please download the Application for Funds and mail back to:
Boston Singers' Relief Fund
P.O. Box 51832
Boston, MA 02205
For questions or more information, please email email@example.com
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Privacy and Policy
The BSRF committee recognizes that every person has different needs and circumstances, therefore, all applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. The BSRF committee will treat each applicant with care, dignity and confidentiality. BSRF is committed to protecting your privacy and safety. Whenever you provide personal information, we will treat this information in accordance with this policy, current United States data protection legislation and internet best practice.
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