Theatre Bay Area, in partnership with Dancers’ Group and InterMusic SF, launched the COVID-19: Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund on March 20, 2020 as a resource for performing arts workers who are facing a loss of income due to the
ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
As of May 12, 2020:
The relief fund has raised approximately $220,000
Distributed $178,750 to 246 performing arts workers in the Bay Area
TBA is grateful to have been able to provide some amount of relief to these grantees with the help of more than 356 individual donors and funders, but the immense need remains.
399 applications remain on the waitlist to be funded (as of May 12)
Approximately 100 new applications are submitted every week
During this first phase of the Relief Fund, our goal is to raise $500,000 by June 2020 in order to fund applications both on the waitlist and newly submitted applications. No
donation is too small, and every bit of support will make an impact on the arts workers in our Bay Area community.
Join Us: Donate to the Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund
With the closure of arts venues and cancellation of shows, and with shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19, workers in the performing arts have lost untold amounts of expected income. Many are losing secondary income (teaching jobs, restaurant/bar jobs,
gig work) as well. Most of these artists were already living very close to the margin in our high-cost-of-living area, and have no emergency funds to fall back on. We want to make sure our Bay Area arts workers have the immediate relief they need to survive this crisis.
If you would like to join the artists and performing arts supporters who have made tax-deductible donations to the Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund, please click here to donate online or contact development officer Shannon Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in the physical office once a week to collect mail. Please send checks to Theatre Bay Area, 1119 Market St. 2nd Floor, San Francisco CA 94103.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and be well.
(click the button below or this link to donate now!)
Join Us: Partner with the Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund
Partnering with the relief fund is a fantastic way to give back to our severely impacted performing arts community. Whether you are part of a non-arts-related business interested in donating a portion of your proceeds, a teacher interested in giving
a percentage of your weekly classes, or an artist looking to support other artists through a live streamed show, we would love to partner with you! No donation is too small, and every bit of support will make an impact on the arts workers in our Bay Area community.
If you are interested in partnering with the Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund, please contact Shannon Davis, development officer, at email@example.com.
The Marina's Got Talent (The Covies) on May 15th
Theatre Bay Area is proud to partner with "The Marina's Got Talent (The Covies)", a grassroots virtual talent competition/variety show that will air on Friday, May 15. Put on by a group of San Francisco residents, this show aims to connect San Francisco's
creative community and young professionals while supporting local artists and restauranteurs. From wild and whacky to heartfelt and back again, the showcase will be jam packed full of laughs, surprises, and heartwarming moments to help bring
some light, creativity, and humor to this difficult chapter for all of us in the Bay Area. Get involved and help spread creativity and humor faster than COVID-19! The Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund will join La Cocina as the two local charity
partners for this event. Donations can be made to the event's GoFundMe page and all donations are being matched by a corporate sponsor.
Attend: Attend the show via free Youtube Livestream on Friday, May 15th. Check out the official Facebook Event, website or Instagram account for event updates and access to the Youtube Livestream the week of the event.
Participate: Calling all bay area creatives! In this virtual performance project, creative bay area residents can submit an original talent video to www.marinasgottalent.com, until Wednesday,
May 13 at noon. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500, a custom trophy, and a prize package from local sponsors. Attending viewers will also be able to directly support their favorite talent submissions through Venmo/PayPal/etc. Read the
guidelines for submissions here.
Share: Share this event and cause with all your friends, colleagues, and neighbors!
Giving Saturday at ShadowOfaDancer
Theatre Bay Area is proud to partner with ShadowOfaDancer, the performing art and instruction service offered by Jessica Woodman. She has generously agreed to donate 10% of the proceeds from her "Giving Saturday" classes of GYROKINESIS® Online:Flow to the
Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund. You can register for a "Giving Saturday" class here.
Apply for the Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund
Q: Who is eligible to apply to the 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,
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:
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 available online, via the link below. Applications will be reviewed weekly. Every Friday, applicants will either be notified that they have received funding or that their application is being resubmitted for consideration the following
Please know that all applications are important to us, and please keep in mind that the total number of grants given each week is entirely dependent upon the funds raised each week. Applications are funded in order of priority of need
and availability of funds.
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