C895 is not only a part of the global dance music scene but we take great pride in our lifelong bond with the Seattle music community, one of the most vibrant in the country! Local artists, musicians, DJs, producers, promoters, venues, behind the scenes crew (and so many more) are the lifeblood of our dynamic creative scene, and now more than ever it is important that we stick together and support one another through this difficult time.
Below you can find a continually updated list of ways you can support artists and venues in Seattle!
SMASH (Seattle Musicians Access for Sustainable Healthcare) has a great page for local musicians and music industry professionals affected by Covid-19.
WANMA has launched a public campaign to support local nightclubs and music venues that are struggling to stay afloat.
Wh!psmart is compiling a google doc of all kinds of relief funds and efforts to support artists in the NW and nationwide.
Seattle Producers/Engineers supports music producers and recording engineers in the Greater Seattle area.
Seattle Music Teachers’s Fund was launched by Seattle musician, Nate Omdal, to support musicians who make part of their living teaching music.
The Musicians Association of Seattle, local 76-493 AFM, has a fund to support professional union musicians in our region
4 Culture: Cultural Relief Fund
The cultural arts organization in King County, 4 Culture, has a fund supporting individual artists and organizations in King County. They also have a list, frequently updated, of other initiatives to support the arts impacted by Covid-19
Artist Trust has a growing list of resources for artists – music, visual, performing, etc. – and the general public.
SweetRelief Musicians Fund has grants available for musicians and music industry workers nationwide affected by Covid-19. They also have information for musicians on launching your own peer-to-peer fundraiser. You can donate to SweetRelief to support their assistance program for musicians.
Recording Academy (Grammys) MusiCares has a fund to provide basic living expenses for music industry professionals who can document cancelled work. They also accept donations to support their work on behalf of musicians.
The Musicians Foundation offers grants to performers, music educators, and composers who have worked professional for 5 years or more. Musicians Foundation also accepts donations supporting grant recipients.
Backline.care connects music industry professionals and their families with mental health and wellness resources.
The Quarantine Sessions is a Womxn led online concert series connecting arts patrons with performers.
LiveConcertStreams is “a music streaming platform that broadcasts live concerts on-location and showcases music videos.” During live concert broadcasts, 100% of the audience donations go directly to the artists. At other times, donations support LiveConcertStreams.com.