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Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund
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The COVID-19: Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund is a resource for performing arts workers who are facing a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Theatre Bay Area has launched this fund with the generous donations from individual donors, many of them fellow artists.


Giving to the COVID-19: Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund

The Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund is a program for and by Bay Area arts practitioners, and TBA is only able to distribute funds to those in need because of the generosity of the performing arts community. If you would like to join the artists and other supporters who have made tax-deductible donations to the Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund, please click here or contact development officer Shannon Davis at Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Information & Guidelines for the Relief Fund

Applying to the Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund

Q: Who is eligible to apply to t he Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund?

“Performing arts workers” includes all aspects of the performing arts including actors, administrators, box office/event staff, carpenters, dancers, designers, directors, dramaturgs, musicians, playwrights, production staff, singers, teaching artists, technicians, etc.

Any resident of the San Francisco Bay Area who has worked professionally or vocationally in local performing arts, who has been an active participant in the arts community (those whose life’s work is the performing arts, regardless of the income derived from work in the performing arts) and has experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19  because of:

  • Cancelled performance/s
  • Loss of performing arts work
  • Loss of supplemental income/job

Q: How do I apply for the Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund?

The application is now available online, via the link below. Applications will be reviewed weekly starting Monday, March 30, 2020. Applications received by 5pm on Mondays will be reviewed the following Wednesday and notified by the following Friday. At that time, you will either be notified that you have received funding or that your application is being resubmitted for consideration the following week. The total number of grants given each week will be dependent upon the funds raised.

More Information & Guidelines
Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund Application Form


Kim Cohan
Programs Manager