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UPDATED November 22, 2021: Relief fund grant recipients may apply for a twentieth grant one month after the date they turned in their nineteenth grant applications. If you have continuing need, please resubmit your application. However, there is no need to submit documentation of recently lost work, given the paucity of gigs.
First-time grant applicants, as well as repeat applicants who have received fewer than nineteen grants, will receive priority. (You may file for a continuing grant one month after the day you turned in your previous application.)
We are finally seeing a faint light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Live performances have slowly begun to fill our calendars again, and local early music freelancers are beginning—albeit slowly and haltingly—to see their work return.
SFEMS has been a leader in providing financial help to musicians. We are proud to have consistently provided grants for more than a year and a half, and we have continued to do so long after other organizations stopped providing funds to those artists so profoundly affected by the loss of work and income.
It is because of your generosity that SFEMS has been able to give these grants to our professional musicians for such an extended length of time, and we are grateful for all you have done to help them through these difficult times. We hope that soon enough, the need for these grants will begin to alleviate.