Relief for Musicians Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 Impact on Live Music

Resources for Artist and Musicians

Resources for Artist and Musicians


COVID-19 has had an especially devastating effect on musicians who make their living playing music. We are seeking ways to help get these artist through this pandemic. Grants and other relief is offered in this section. If you know of any other resources or would like to help, click on our "Contact Us" page or the "Donate" button below.

Resources for Artist and Musicians

Resources for Artist and Musicians

Resources for Artist and Musicians


 A coalition of national arts funders have come together to create Artist Relief.  Artist Relief will distribute grants to artists facing dire  financial emergencies due to COVID-19, as well as be a central location  for resources for artists.  

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Resources for the Nonprofits

Resources for Artist and Musicians

Resources for the Nonprofits


 GCA has opened applications for the Resiliency Grant, funded by Cares Act money  appropriated to the National Endowment for the Arts for distribution  through State Arts Agencies to sustain the nonprofit sector. Click here for guidelines. 

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Black Belt Foundation

COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund

Resources for the Nonprofits


The Black Belt Community  Foundation (BBCF) is offering two new grant application opportunities  to help individual musicians and art organizations impacted by the  COVID-19 crisis. 

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COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund

COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund

COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund


 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Belt Community  Foundation is providing a temporary relief for artists who have been  adversely impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibits.

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Black Belt Joy

COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund

COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund


COVID-19  has had such a devastating impact on our lives;  schools and business closed, families are largely restricted to their  homes, unemployment at an all-time high.  BBCF is awarding a one-time grant to arts  organizations to develop artistic and creative ways to spread some Joy!

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About the Society

All Roads Lead to Jazz

The Columbus Jazz Society is a (501)(3)(c) non-profit organization whom for over 30 years have existed solely for the benefit of enjoying the expression of live jazz and to promote the education of this art form to our members and the general public. The Society is about rendering service and promoting, creating and supporting musical events.


Our Aim & Purpose

 The aims and purposes of the Columbus Jazz Society, Inc., (CJS), are the fostering in a greater interest, understanding, and appreciation of Jazz by:


  1. Sponsoring regular meetings of musicians and jazz enthusiasts to experience live jazz music.
  2. Producing educational and cultural programs for members and the general public to perpetuate jazz.
  3. Providing  scholarship assistance .
  4. Communicating information about jazz events and activities. 



The Columbus Jazz Society began in the 80‘s as a few musicians got together monthly to play, sing and enjoy live jazz. As more and more musicians and their friends came together they found the need to locate into a common public area to accommodate everyone. This began at hotel convention rooms, then local restaurants, and a night club (The Loft) that would host them for the joy of the music. They later established a membership fee to cover the costs of paying musicians to insure that a full set of players would be in attendance. Any money over and above our society needs is used for charity. 

For a detailed history, access the members only area.


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The Columbus Jazz Society is a (501)(3)(C) non-profit organization. all donations are tax deductible.

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