Blues Mission Fund
The St. Louis Blues Society Mission Fund was established in 2002 for the purpose of financially supporting St. Louis Blues and Rhythm & Blues artists in times of need. Over the course of the last 18 years, the Mission Fund has supported dozens of musicians who have been unable to perform due to health issues, violent attacks and unforeseen problems.
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2020 Coronavirus Relief Grants
The St. Louis Blues Society Blues Mission Fund (STLBS) will award grants to working blues musicians who live and work in the St. Louis Metropolitan area whose immediate creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. We welcome applications from all working St. Louis blues musicians over 18 years of age, but will prioritize lower income musicians, musicians who have the greatest need, musicians whose current household income is largely from their musical endeavors, and musicians who are connected to the STLBS.
Applications will be used to affirm eligibility and inform grantmaking decisions based on fund priorities. STLBS requests demographic data on our applications to understand who is completing the application and who is receiving support. Demographic data (gender, ethnicity) will never be used to make grantmaking decisions for the Blues Mission Fund. Questions regarding income will help inform our goal to prioritize musicians with the most need.
Please be mindful that there are many working musicians who are being adversely impacted by COVID-19. We are trying to provide funds to as many musicians as possible. Awards will be granted in cohorts of ten each. The first award date will be Monday, April 20. We hope to notify all applicants of the outcome of their application within one week of the award date. The second cohort applications will be awarded on Monday, April 27.
Award cohorts will proceed weekly as funds raised allow. Applications not granted will be carried-over for consideration in subsequent rounds. Do not send a new application unless there has been a considerable change in your circumstances. In the case of a necessary new application, please add the words "New Application" and note the details of why you are re-applying in the text box marked for circumstances.