JASS Crisis Fund

The JASS Crisis Fund aims to support eligible local jazz musicians impacted by crisis by providing them with short-term financial aid.

Application are now closed. 

ABOUT

ABOUT THE

JASS CRISIS FUND

The JASS Crisis Fund aims to support eligible local jazz musicians impacted by crisis by providing them with short-term financial aid. 

The Jazz Association (Singapore) ("JASS") will award a one-time grant of up to S$1,800 to each successful applicant.

All applications must be received by JASS by 31 Aug 2021, 6pm. JASS regrets that submissions after the stipulated date will not be considered.

JASS will endeavour to process the applications as soon as we can, within two months. We seek your understanding that the processing time may be extended, depending on the response and other factors. 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

ELIGIBILITY

CRITERIA

  1. Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore; 
     

  2. At least 21 years of age; 
     

  3. Singapore-based jazz musician; 

     

  4. Primary livelihood is that of a professional jazz musician for at least three (3) consecutive years;*

     

  5. Impacted by crisis and presently experiencing loss of monthly personal income of at least 40% for at least three (3) consecutive months;* and

     

  6. Not a full-time National Serviceman.

Eligibility for application does not guarantee the award of the grant. 

*In view of these unprecedented times due to COVID-19, JASS may, in its discretion, consider cases which fall outside eligibility criteria 4 and 5 for grant application period 1 Aug to 31 Aug 2021.

 
 

ASSESSMENT CONSIDERATIONS

The Jazz Association (Singapore) (“JASS”) will award a one-time grant of up to S$1,800 to each successful applicant. The number and quantum of grants to be awarded will be subject to availability of funds. In most cases, first-time applicants will be given priority. Applications may re-open depending on fund availability and other considerations.

Grant support will be based on the assessment of the needs of the applicant, his/her household needs if relevant, as well as the applicant’s contributions to the Singapore jazz scene.

The assessment panel ("Panel") will comprise JASS Board Directors who may, where necessary, seek advisory inputs on an ad-hoc basis from person(s) (“Advisor(s)”) on aspects relating to the Singapore jazz scene and/or other areas such as financial aid practices. Such Advisor(s) will be bound by confidentiality obligations.

In order to help the Panel assess the application, we encourage applicants to kindly highlight your situation and needs, as well as your contributions to the local jazz scene in as much detail as possible. The information you provide will be treated with confidentiality. Following your application, we may also contact you for clarification or more information and may also arrange for a short interview with the Panel, if necessary.

APPLICATION
PROCESS

By Online Form:

  • Applicants will need to log-in to their Gmail (i.e. Google Mail) account to use the online form. If you do not have a Gmail account yet, you can simply create one here

Useful Tips:

  • The online form application process does not support the saving of drafts. Click here for a form preview so you can better prepare before you apply. 

  • Supporting documents will need to be submitted through the online form. So it will be best to have them ready beforehand.

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  • We will send an email to acknowledge your application within five (5) working days. 

  • Successful applicants will be notified via email. 
     

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

  • Front and Back of NRIC

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  • Documents which show the loss of monthly personal income of at least 40% for at least three (3) consecutive months 
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    • Examples of Proof of Past Drawn Income​: 

      • IRAS Notice of Assessment/Form B1/B Statement/Form 144 for last year​ (compulsory); and

      • Employment Contracts. 
         

    • Examples of Proof of Financial Hardship: 

      • Notice of loss of employment/jobs/cancellation of paid performances; and

      • Notice of involuntary no-pay leave. 

  • Documents which show financial aid received/currently receiving

  • For health crisis, documents which state medical condition(s) and the period which you are unable to work (if relevant) and documents which show your medical insurance coverage and/or payouts
     

  • Documents which show your professional contributions or activities as a jazz musician​​

    • Examples:

      • Contracts or letters from festival organiser(s)​; 

      • Audio or video recording links provided in a Word Document via Dropbox link;

      • Event or marketing collaterals; and

      • Referrals or recommendations from jazz musicians with whom you have worked or collaborated. 

For any further enquiries or assistance regarding the JASS Crisis Fund, or if you are facing a crisis outside the application period, please email jasscrisisfund@jazzassociation.sg or call +65 6741 0337 during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm).