ELIGIBILITY FOR DFW MUSICIANS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND ASSISTANCE
Regular and Student Members who are at least 18 years of age in good standing of AFM Local 72-147 may qualify for relief fund assistance.
Full-time Musicians of the Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony (B Contract), or The Dallas Opera orchestras are not eligible for relief fund assistance while they are being paid under the terms of their collective bargaining agreements or amended agreements during the 3-month period between March 15 – June 15, 2020.
Members who are full-time faculty of any college or conservatory, or full-time teachers in public or private schools, and continue to be paid during the 3-month period are not eligible for relief fund assistance at this time.
Members who are full-time private teachers and who are continuing to teach (virtually) and earn regular income during this 3-month period are not eligible for relief fund assistance at this time
In order to be considered for relief fund assistance at this time, you must be able to document the loss of professional freelance musical work and pay of at least 75% of your regular income during the 3-month period between March 15-June 15, 2020.
Members in the most severe hardship situations due to lost income from cancelled freelance jobs will be given priority for receiving relief fund assistance at this time.