“A growing number of organizations are providing relief funding to performing artists who have lost income due to cancelled concerts, teaching jobs, and recording sessions since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,” writes Brian Wise in Friday’s (3/20) Musical America (subscription required). “Some of the more notable opportunities at this still-early stage in the pandemic [include] American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund … providing individual grants of up to $2,000 to its members…. The MusiCares Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Recording Academy, has established a new $2 million COVID-19 Relief Fund…. Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a Fullerton, CA nonprofit, has established a COVID-19 Fund for musicians and industry workers who … need assistance with medical or other living expenses…. Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund … in Los Angeles [is] aimed at distributing artist grants of up to $500 each for cancelled gigs.” At the state and local level, the article mentions relief funds including AFM Local 47 Emergency Relief Fund (Los Angeles); Boston Artist Relief Fund; Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s Emergency Fund for Artists; Local 802’s Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund (NY); New Orleans Business Alliance Relief Fund; NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund; Seattle Artist Relief Fund; and Springboard for the Arts’ Personal Emergency Relief Fund (Minneapolis).