Keeping in mind the health and safety of our community, all in-person events at C4NM are canceled until further notice. However, our staff is still available by email, and all events are now hosted online. From our blog: Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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Center for New Music Emergency Fund

Francois Houle at C4NM

After assessing the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our creative community, Center for New Music (C4NM) is compelled to launch an emergency fund to support musicians in need. Inspired by the challenges we collectively face, an anonymous donor has enabled C4NM to offer 40 awards of $250 to assist musical artists. 

This fund is open to all individual freelance professional musicians who 1.) live in the following nine counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma; and 2) make their living primarily through music performance, teaching, and/or composing.* Grants will be awarded based on need with consideration given to the availability of other grant opportunities in the area where you live and work. 

We will accept applications until 11:59pm, May 17. Notifications will be sent out on or by May 20. For a practice application, click here. The application is estimated to take 20 minutes to complete. 

Apply here.

*Composers may apply but only if they can demonstrate immediate need due to canceled performances/commissions related to the pandemic. Please send questions to