Tthere is only one day left for New York musicians to sign up for a new guaranteed income program that will earn them an additional $200 each month.
The Local Sound Collaborative will select six recipients to receive the $200 monthly grant as part of its Artist Grants program. The registrations, which opened on April 3, will close on June 3, according to the organization. The benefits then start in December and last for one year.
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Recipients are allowed to spend the payment on whatever they like, including groceries, travel expenses, and new equipment for their music.
The organization said it hopes to expand the program in the future, including providing support to hundreds of musicians in the area, but will only select six recipients this year. Among the selected people will be three people of color.
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To be eligible for the program, the applicant must live in the greater Rochester area of New York and be at least 18 years old. They must also identify as a member, employee or participant of the local music community and demonstrate a financial need for the income.
Interested parties can register via the Local Sound Collaborative website.
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