APPLICATION: Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers
Glad Day has set up a emergency fund to help LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers. This fund is not meant to help people recover lost income.
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This is a fund to SWIFTLY HELP LGBTQ2S PEOPLE WHO CANNOT PAY FOR FOOD, MEDICINE, RENT AND NECESSITIES because most of their income doesn't come from an employer. We anticipate that we will be overwhelmed with requests - we will help as many people as we can, based on need and our available funds.
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NOTE: IF YOU RECEIVE FUNDS NOW OR IF YOU APPLY AND DO NOT RECEIVE FUNDS YOU CAN APPLY AGAIN IN 10 DAYS. We know that things are changing fast and we want to get funds out quickly, so getting funds once doesn't prevent you from getting funds again.
Your email address or phone number
What city are you based in ?
What kind of work have you been forced to reduce or stop because of COVID-19? CLICK ALL THAT APPLY:
Performance - Drag or Burlesque
Performance - Theatre, Dance, Comedy, etc
DJ or Event Promotion
Public Speaking, Workshops & Consultant Work
Craft sales & visual art projects
Live music, concert tours
Cultural venue worker (security guard, technicians, hosts, cleaners, etc)
Service Industry workers (servers, kitchen staff, bartenders, etc)
Personal Services (massage, acupuncture, coaching, etc)
Support Services (counselling, social work, etc)
Have you received or will you receive funding from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council or the Canadian Council for the Arts in the last 6 months or the next 6 months?
Are you a part of any artist union?
In the last 6 weeks, have you been employed by anyone who gave you a paycheque with any tax, CPP or EI deductions?
How much of your income comes from gigs, tips, performances, appearances and other work that is precarious?
20% or less
Over the last few days, and looking at the next 2 weeks, how much income have you lost?
Less than 35%
Do you have any dependants? (click all that apply)
2 or more children
2 or more adults
If things continue as they are, how long will it be before things like food, medicine and basic necessities become a challenge?
After four weeks
Currently, the range of funds we are able to provide to each person is $200-$1200. The less each person needs, the more people we can support. IF YOU RECEIVE FUNDS NOW, YOU CAN REAPPLY FOR FUNDS AGAIN IN 10 DAYS. Let us know what your need level looks like today.
IF YOU DID NOT NEED TO PAY RENT, how much money would you need in the next 10 days for food, medicine and basic needs?
more than $400
IN ORDER TO PAY RENT AND YOUR BASIC NEEDS BY THE END OF MARCH, how much money would you need?
Are there identity factors that might make getting financial support or new work a challenge? This could include gender identity, race, health, mental health, dependants, status, etc.
Is there anything else that you would like to share? Please don't feel the need to justify yourself or plead for support. YOU DESERVE SUPPORT. And if we had things like a Basic Income or better social supports then Glad Day wouldn't need to launch a campaign like this. So please don't feel the need to explain yourself. But let us know if there is something that we might not think about when making our decision.
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