The Musicians Relief Fund was established in 1999 for the Washington Blues Society with a generous donation from Sheri and Raven Humphres in the name of a great NW musician as The Kevin Wallace Musician Relief Fund.
The name was later simplified for management and marketing purposes in 2005 to The Musicians Relief Fund and has gone on to aid dozens of musicians such as Nick Vigarino, Billy Stoops, Patrick McDanel and more.
The application to request funds from Washington Blues Society’s Musician Relief Fund is a confidential application process and both the applicants and their requests will be treated with the utmost privacy and respect.
Please read the following before submitting your request:
- You must be a musician who has regular public performances. The term “Musician” includes vocalists and instrumentalists.
- You must demonstrate financial need.
- You must have, or recently have had, a serious medical condition. A condition is considered to be serious when it substantially affects your ability to work within or outside the music industry (i.e., a survival job). A diagnosis by a medical doctor, hospital or medical bills indicating such condition must be provided.
Please complete the attached form https://wablues.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/WBS_MRF_Application.pdf
and return it to the following address:
Washington Blues Society
P O Box 70604
Seattle, WA 98127
If you are requesting reimbursement for expenses that you have already paid out-of-pocket, please provide copies of the receipts that will support your request. If you are requesting payment for rent, doctor bills, medication, etc., please provide the name and address of the person(s) we are to send payment to.
Once the Board of Directors receives your application, it will go up for review and you will be notified, in writing, of our decision. Please allow sufficient time to review this request. Please note, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
Donations to the Musicians Relief Fund are always welcome and tax Deductable
Questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional resources for musicians Aid can be found at https://blues.org/hart-fund/ and https://www.grammy.com/musicares/programs
We wish you much success and thank you for your continued support of the Washington Blues Society.
Other Musician Healthcare and Relief Resources:
SMASH : https://smashseattle.org/