Keep Music Live is a fundraising campaign to support independent music venues. We want to ensure that artists will have stages and ticketed events in the future.

Supporting artists and bands is also critical. Here are some organizations that are supporting artists. We encourage you to give to these organizations too.

Artist Trust
Artist Trust supports and encourages Washington artists working in all creative disciplines. Artist Trust provides artists the time and resources necessary to prosper.

Backline is a national nonprofit organization that connects music industry professionals and their families with mental health and wellness resources— streamlining access to a network of trusted organizations and care providers that understand this line of work.

Black Fret
Black Fret’s mission is to enable the creation and performance of new music by Seattle’s exceptional local musicians. Their vision is to build an endowed institution capable of sustaining over a million dollars a year in grants to Seattle musicians.

Inspire Washington
Inspire Washington increases public access to arts, heritage, and science activities through advocacy, resource development, education, and coalition building. Join the Inspiration League to advocate for cultural programming in your community.

Langston guides generative programs and community partnerships that center Black art, artists and audiences and honor the ongoing legacy of Seattle’s Black Central Area.

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.

National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)
To support and advocate for small venues across the nation engage with NIVA.

Washington Nightlife Music Association (WANMA)
Comprised of independent music venues, local artist organizations and music stakeholders, WANMA works to ensure Washington State’s music and nightlife community thrives.