We’re excited to announce a new program, administered by Earshot Jazz, that will provide direct financial relief to individual jazz artists most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the generosity of the Raynier Institute and Foundation, Earshot Jazz will be able to make 50, $1,000 gifts directly to individual artists in need.
The application process will be simple, and qualifications will center on “working” jazz artists from the greater Seattle metropolitan area who are in dire financial and/or health circumstances. Applications will be qualified based on significant financial hardship as described in narrative and multiple-choice questions, and demonstration of an active career in jazz as detailed in an artist statement, web site, or online presence. We are asking those artists who are currently employed or not facing severe circumstances, such as imminent eviction or hospitalization, or an inability to feed their families, to refrain from applying for this round of support. For information and application.