RAINEY DAY FUND
Supporting BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled artists in roots music.
Pursuing a career in music is a difficult undertaking even in the best of circumstances and, as in life itself, marginalized artists have far from the best of circumstances. To help achieve a better balance of powers, the Rainey Day Fund provides assistance to BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled artists, and others who add to the rich fabric of roots music. Named after Ma Rainey — the queer, Black “Mother of the Blues” — the Rainey Day Fund hopes to lighten that load through its two main components: 1) a micro-grant fund with cash gifts of up to $1,000, and 2) a suite of donated professional services — each available to marginalized voices at key moments in their careers.
In addition, our offshoot, the Color Me Country Artist Fund, supports the underrepresented voices of BIPOC artists in country music that, for too long, have lived outside the spotlight and off the airwaves.