Musicians Lifeline, Inc. provides financial assistance to career musicians from every musical genre.
Music professionals who apply for assistance must demonstrate financial hardship via our grant application and supporting documentation.
Grant recipients include career musicians (club and session musicians, recording artists), arrangers, composers & songwriters from the New England region. The term “Musician” includes vocalists, songwriters, composers, arrangers, and instrumentalists. Applicants must have regularly scheduled public performances or have (3) recordings, (3) published works or (3) works which have been recorded.
Financial grants are paid directly to medical providers, hospitals, and authorized entities such as insurance companies or utility companies.
- All applicants must complete the written application.
- Except for retired or semi-retired older musicians the applicant must have, or recently have had, a serious medical condition or a chronic health problem.
- The applicant must be a New England region musician who has regular public performances, or performed on released recordings (audio or audiovisual), or written music that has been performed or published.
- Our grants for older musicians provide short-term assistance for basic needs.
- A condition is considered to be serious when it substantially affects the musician’s ability to work within or outside the music industry (i.e. a survival job).
- A diagnosis by a medical doctor, or hospital & medical bills indicating a serious medical condition may be requested.
- In order to demonstrate financial need, Musicians Lifeline may request tax returns, bank statements, utility bills, medical bills and/or any other information which will validate the financial need.