Crew Nation is here to support live music crews like you who are essential to the fabric of touring. You work behind the scenes to help artists and fans connect with the magic of live music, and we want to ensure you are taken care of.

We are here to provide you with as much support as possible. Whether that’s through monetary grants or the list of mental health resources we have compiled that are accessible globally, as well as some guidance on navigating social services in countries around the world.


We are adapting the way we give out funds to focus on supporting those currently in need of additional financial support. If you have benefitted from the Crew Nation fund in the past and currently in need of extra help, you may be eligible.

Applications are now closed for second round grants, but please check back at a later date for details on future application windows.


We are currently accepting second applications for those who have already benefited from the Crew Nation fund.

We expect application review to take 60-90 days, but we will do our best to work through applications as quickly as possible and thank you for your patience.

Music Forward Foundation, a 501c3 organization, will be selecting recipients based on an objective determination of need.

Grants of $1,000 will be offered to those who are eligible for this second round. Those with exemplary needs may qualify for additional funds.

Grants will be distributed via PayPal in 5 to 15 business days of award notification.

We are currently accepting applications from crew members who have already benefited from the fund and currently have emergency need for an additional grant. If you are a first time applicant please continue to check back for future grant opportunities.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions about your application.



Anxiety relief and coping with self-isolation, put together by a group of psychotherapists and coaches who have all previously worked in the music industry.

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Emotional wellness coaching and free online therapy for touring contractors who were planning to join a tour that has been postponed or cancelled.

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Tips and videos straight from mental health professionals for managing change, stress and anxiety.

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Learn how to file for unemployment benefits, including insurance, in your state.

Learn how to file an unemployment insurance claim.

Shop the free market for health insurance. Recent unemployment qualifies many for a key enrollment window.

Available to extend employer coverage for gap period.


Expanded unemployment income benefits

  • Eligible workers receiving state unemployment income will get an additional $600 per week through July 31, 2020
  • State benefits can be gathered for an additional 13 weeks, up to a maximum of 39 weeks

No penalty withdrawals from 401(k)

  • Those impacted by COVID-19 may be able to make a withdrawal up to $100,000 from retirement accounts without paying the usual 10% penalty this year
  • Additionally, your plan may offer the ability to defer existing 401(k) loan repayment to next year or even take out an additional loan with greater limits for a limited time due to COVID-19 impacts

Student Loan Deferrals

  •  Those impacted can contact their servicer to defer monthly federal student loan payments through September 30, 2020

Understand where to get help with financial issues you’re facing.

A federal, state and local government benefits finder to help you with healthcare, financial and loan assistance

The latest info from the IRS on taxes and when you will receive your stimulus check

Learn about hardship support and financial assistance provided by the Australian Government

Information and services to help you access a payment from the Australian government.

Learn more about how Support Act is providing crisis relief and mental health support for artists, crew and workers affected by COVID-19 closures.

Help and information for those experiencing financial distress related to COVID-19.

Guidance from the UK government for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19)