MusicHelps has announced the details of its initial Covid-19 emergency assistance grant response for Kiwi music workers.
From late April the music industry charity will be making a $500 rapid response grant available to people that are New Zealand citizens or residents, have been working for pay in the music industry for the last 5 years and have experienced loss of income as a result of Covid-19 restrictions and cancelations.
200 grants will be available initially, following which it will review the success of the programme. MusicHelps is encouraging applications from a full range of music industry workers. Roadies, riggers, technicians, crew, performers, songwriters, managers and anyone who has lost income from their work in the production or performance of live or recorded music in Aotearoa are invited to apply.
Applications for grants can be made online from Monday 20 April at the charity’s website.
The MusicHelpsLive appeal can be found here. MusicHelps will distribute 100% of all funds raised through the MusicHelpsLive appeal to Kiwi music people in need through this and further grant rounds.