While Treasure Valley looks forward to late September and the return of Treefort Music Fest, their music scene is hurting. As all events have either been postponed or canceled, Boise’s music industry has felt the impact. Treefort Music Fest is here to help, with the launch of the Treefort Live Music Relief Fund. This emergency initiative is offering financial resources to the talented artists of Treasure Valley that work in the live music scene. Until our live event drought ends, Boise’s musical ecosystem will be kept afloat thanks to Treefort Music Fest’s efforts.
The Treefort Live Music Relief Fund aims to support all who work in the live music industry. From local artists and musicians to production engineers and venue staff, all are welcome to apply. In order to be eligible applicants must fit within the following restrictions:
- A resident of greater Boise area for the past two years
- Active in live music activities as a primary source of income, either acting independently or as an independently-owned business
- Able to demonstrate proof of work lost due to COVID-19 related cancellations
- Able to receive taxable income in the U.S. (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN)
- 18 years of age or older
- Proof of past gigs
Accomplishing an emergency initiative on a large scale takes many hands, and Treefort Music Fest partnered with some incredible people. Namely, The Morrison Center for the Performing Arts and the Boise City Department of Arts and History. Together this team built the COVID Culturla Commissioning Fund, (CCC Fund). With these cultural leader’s direction the CCC Fund raised $69,000 from 80 generous donors! As of May 21st the Treefort Music Relief Fund awarded 69 Treasure Valley creatives $1,000 each. Take a peek at the 69 talented awardee’s proposed projects here!
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