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In an effort to support the Arkansas artist and musician community, Brandon House sponsors Go Live: Creative Soul Sessions series to provide consistent resourcs and opportunity during COVID-19 Crisis. As a part of our #GivingTuesdayNOW campaign, Brandon House has dedicated and renovated venue space for audio and video production to assist artists and musicians with branding resources and opportunities for financial relief through virtual performances.

If you or someone you know would like to participate in the Go Live Series, please complete this form. A staff member will follow up with you within a 48 hour window. For more information, feel free to contact Director of Programs, Dr. Patrice Bax, via email at programs@brandonhousearts.org. 


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As Brandon House continues to work in ways that may assist artists and musicians with career advancement and workforce development initiatives, we are looking to explore opportunities to revitalize  musicians' union in the state of Arkansas. We are gathering information about the landscape of the musician community and would like to receive feedback about what may be needed to better support the local musician community. If you are a musician, please complete the survey using this link: 

MUSICIANS' UNION SURVEY

 

Brandon House Team is providing information that may be helpful to our Arkansas Musicians and Artists.  Please know that this is information sharing and we do not endorse any one entity; but hope these resources are helpful to you.

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Unemployment Information:  Musicians/Artists  who have lost work due to COVID-19, may be eligible for unemployment insurance. Unemployment insurance provides partial wage replacement payments to eligible workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced.  You can now apply for unemployment through Arkansas online portal by clicking the link below and the Governor has directed the commerce department to waive immediate eligibility for unemployment. EZARC  

Artist Relief Tree Waitlist -Anyone who is an artist can request to be on the waitlist to be notified of the next rounds for funds from the Artist Relief Tree which plans to fulfill every request with a flat $250 on a first-come-first-serve basis. The fund is currently not accepting new requests until it can secure more funding, but if you would like to be informed if and when the opportunity becomes available again, click here to be put on the waitlist.  

The Creator Fund( https://creatorfund.ck.page/) was created for those impacted by Coronavirus, The Creator Fund will distribute payments of $500 to artists and creators impacted during the pandemic.

Gospel Music Trust  - You can write to the Gospel Music Trust directly to recieve funding. There is no formal application, just tell your story and they will try to help you out. The Gospel Music Trust Fund Post Office Box 932. Brentwood, Tennessee 37024 -   http://www.gospelmusictrustfund.org/ 

https://www.sweetrelief.org/request-assistance.html  - If you are a musician or music industry worker looking for assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the website for eligibility requirements.


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