An initiative started by theatremakers Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel to support artists struggling as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic distributed more than £30,000 of support in March.
The project, #GigAid, is an emergency financial lifeline for artists whose projects have been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus and for whom gigs are their main source of income.
For the April funding round, #GigAid aims to make payments by April 24. It has already received more than £5,000.
The initiative, which matches donors with artists, aims to help artists who are not eligible for other support systems. These include musicians, drag queens and singers.
Kimmings and Lobel said: "We need broader systemic change. We need better support for artists and precarious workers. We need the government to honour the tremendous contribution that culture and the arts (and those who work in these fields) make to the UK. Until then, #GigAid wants to help how we can, and provide that help now."
Donors or artists wishing to apply for help can contact firstname.lastname@example.org