As Oregon and the rest of the world navigate an unprecedented global pandemic, thousands of people have lost their livelihoods and their businesses. And it has hit the entertainment world particularly hard.
As concerts, shows and readings have canceled across the board to support social distancing, Oregon artists, musicians, and entertainers have lost their livelihoods.
GIMME SHELTER EMERGENCY FUND was created to help performers affected by these cancellations to keep a roof over their heads while we all weather this storm. That means every type of entertainer - actors, musicians, burlesque performers, strippers, drag queens, storytellers, standup comics...if you are a performer and have lost gigs due to this pandemic, we're here to help.
Please give today.
Whether an evening of laughter, a stunning night of heart-wrenching music, or stories told that remind us all what it is to be human, the arts connect us. Without them, we’d be lost.
We know these are trying times for everyone, but if you have anything to give, please offer something up to keep your favorite artists safe in their homes until we can all come out and sing together.
Gimme Shelter Performers Emergency Fund was created by a concerned group of Portlanders who work in the arts to help those affected by these cancellations to keep a roof over their heads while we all weather this storm.
We hope you can join us in supporting these vital members of our community –
Storm Large, Howie Bierbaum, Stephen Cassell, Thomas Lauderdale, Hunter Noack, Courtenay Hameister, and Sofi Von Trapp.