Michigan

Below is a listing of some available Covid-19 programs to help artists, technicians, freelancers, ushers, bartenders, musicians and theater related companies in Michigan.

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4/21 MI Unemployment update – MI Unemployment is now sending out the extra $600 for unemployed workers who were laid off and filed their claims as W2 employees. This $600 is in addition to any state unemployment compensation that you may receive.
The above additional unemployment is different than the available $600 per week from the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program which was part of the overall C.A.R.E.S. act passed by congress in March.
The PUA is intended to cover gig workers, freelancers and those who make a lot of their income from 1099’s as private contractors.
At this time MI IS is accepting PUA claims . Click here to access MI’s website for unemployment Michigan Unemployment Department.




State Programs

Michigan Artist Relief Fund
Emergency Grant | Michigan
Musicians

Crosshatch Artist Emergency Fund 
(Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties, MI)

Funding for individual artists (not non-profits or institutions) who earn 33% or more of their income from their art, and who have lost income because of COVID-19 related cancellations.

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COVID-19 Assistance for artists