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  • Carrie Sownie

Financial and Other Pandemic-Related Resources for Creative Professionals

We are so grateful for the performing artists who volunteer for Bread & Roses and are the lifeblood of our organization. Due to their generous dedication to our program, we were able to bring the healing power of live music and the performing arts to over 32,718 isolated Bay Area audience members in 653 shows last year.

We are all living in greater isolation now as we shelter-in-place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Though our daily institutional shows are on a temporary hiatus, we are committed to sharing information that is of benefit for our community and particularly our performers who are seeking additional resources during this challenging time.


KQED Resources

MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

Mayor London Breed Announces Arts Relief Program

Relief stimulus bill for songwriters

COVID-19 Artist Relief Project

Marin Cultural - Emergency Funds for Artists & Arts Organizations

Resources for Oakland Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations

Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives

Artist Relief

Safety Net Fund

Music In Place

Creative Sonoma

Intersection for the Arts

New Music Solidarity Fund

Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

East Bay/Oakland Relief Fund for Individuals in the Arts

Artist Power Center (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)

Mental Health Resources to Help Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout

A staff member dances at a Bread & Roses institutional show in the early days.Photo by Peter Merts


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