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UPDATED March 26, 2020: Thanks to your generosity, we’ve raised almost $9,500 in additional relief funds!
As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks an unprecedented financial toll on the world economy, our local early music freelancers have been particularly hit hard. Months of work have dried up in days, leaving many musicians on the brink of financial ruin.
In an effort to help our musicians, the SFEMS board has taken the lead in setting up a $10,000 short-term relief fund for local early music freelancers. This fund will provide one-time, first-come first-served $250 grants to musicians in need, and will do so until funds run out. While we will be able to initially fund 40 grants, the need is great!
So that we can make more grants available, please consider a donation to the relief fund to support the musicians that have made the Bay Area an internationally-renowned center for early music. Click below, and please select “(8) Early Music Freelancers’ Relief Fund when making your gift!”