“Members of the creative community have been ambassadors for our city and we need to support them in this crisis.” 

Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth with assistance from United Way of Tarrant County have established a creative industry relief fund to help support musicians, artists, performers and filmmakers who have lost work due to COVID-19.

The initiative spearheaded by Hear Fort Worth is an extension of Fort Worth musician Rachel Gollay’s Artist & Service Worker Relief Fund, which raised $10,000 and provided support of $200 per qualified applicant.

Fort Worth Weekly, the local music resource featuring local musicians, is the first promotional partner for the effort, helping spread the word through its publication, website and network.

The fund is open to local Fort Worth musicians, filmmakers and artists. Qualified applicants will be eligible for a one-time grant of $300.

All applications received will be considered and funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Gifts to the fund will be 100% tax-deductible, with tax acknowledgements provided by UWTC for any individual donations of $250 or more.