The Sofar Sounds Global Artist Fund was established to support Sofar Sounds artists around the world. 100% of proceeds will go directly to impacted artists.
The fund aims to help independent artists through $250 grants, and the more the fund raises, the more artists will receive direct financial support. 100% of fund proceeds will be allocated to artists. Frequency of Sofar shows and online concert listings will be used as an indicator of which artists historically rely the most on small-venue gigs for live performance income. An application is not needed in order to be eligible for the grant—when funds are ready to be disbursed, Sofar will contact relevant artists directly via email with further details.
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.