Together in spirit

As a member of the AMEHOF community, you’re already well aware that – with live music and entertainment shut down because of COVID-19 – working musicians, technical workers, stagehands, bartenders, waitresses and many more have been forced to stop working. No one knows when they’ll be able to work again.

We at AMEHOF are concerned about it. We’re a small organization with limited resources, so the best way for AMEHOF to help is to get the word out about ways to do that. We are hoping that this forum will provide helpful information as well serving as a type of bulletin board for members of the entertainment industry of Arizona to communicate and share.

So if you are out of work in any of the categories – whether gigging musicians or crews or bartenders etc. – we invite you to tell us your story and how people can help. We’ll check in to be sure that spammers and scammers don’t get in here. We also invite people who know of relevant resources that can help to share them here as well. Alone, we don’t know all the ins and outs of this, but together we can share information and help one another.

If you would like to be involved you will need to create an account by clicking on the “Register” link in the menu below.

  • If you are one of those unemployed workers and want to tell the AMEHOF community about your situation and how they can help, please post in the Tell Your Story sub-forum.
  • If you have information about resources that can help these unemployed workers, please post in the Helpful Resources sub-forum.

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Emergency Relief Fund for Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals

https://azarts.gov/grant/emergency-relief-fund/

Arizona Commission On The Arts

[From the website] "As part of broader crisis response strategies, Arizona arts funders and service organizations have set up a collaborative fund to provide emergency relief grants of $500-$1,500 to Arizona artists and arts professionals. We know that these grants are unlikely to cover the full scope of lost income you may be experiencing. Please know that this is but one strategy being explored and implemented.

The fund has been initially seeded with $130,000 from the Arizona Community Foundation and another $25,000 from other partners, with the submission process managed by the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Other generous fund partners include Artlink Inc., the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.

The fund is collaborative in nature, meaning that other individuals and organizations are invited to join in the effort and contribute to the fund at https://arizonacommunityfoundation.kimbia.com/covid19azartists. Based on the experiences of other communities with similar funds, we anticipate needs will significantly outpace initially-available funds."