We’ve established the Global Artist Fund to support Sofar Sounds musicians around the world. 100% of proceeds will go directly to impacted artists, who will be allocated grants of $250 each (click here to donate).
Can I apply for a grant?
An application is not needed in order to be eligible for the grant. While we understand that finances are tight for many artists right now, we’re focusing on supporting artists that historically rely the most on gigs like Sofar for live performance income using frequency of Sofar shows as an indicator. Relevant artists will be contacted with an update on funds raised and further details in June.
Our initial goal is to raise $250,000 to help 1,000 artists, but the more money the fund raises, the more artists will receive a grant. We’re hopeful that the fund will be able to support many more artists over the coming months.
Sofar Sounds is donating staff time to assist in administering the fund, which is managed by Passim, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Sofar Sounds Global Artist Fund donations made through the Sofar website are payable to Passim, and Sofar will issue any donation receipts on behalf of them via email. All donations are tax-deductible in the US.