Message from the Crested Butte Music Festival

Everyone at the Crested Butte Music Festival has been receiving and gathering many resources to help members of our community in need of help during these uncertain and challenging times. We are also sharing opportunities to contribute to relief efforts for those who are able. Additional statewide and artist specific information is listed as well. We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available.

Letter to Second Homeowners from John Norton, Executive Director of Tourism and Prosperity Partnership

Where to find help and the latest information in Gunnison Valley

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For artists and workers

From the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts here are statewide ideas and online resources for both arts nonprofits and people who want to help them.

Health, Education and Entertainment

Calm offers free resources here
Global meditation Livestream here ($5 per session)

ClassPass – offers livestreams and videos of their workouts!

Online Ivy League courses for FREE! – You can pick from a long list of courses ranging from business, to science to art & design. *It’ll ask you to “check out” but then the promo code will be applied and all classes are free.

Live Stream “A Socially Distant Soirée” brought to you by Crested Butte Music Festival. Visit our Facebook page for the latest schedule and tune into this exciting new virtual series that features live  performances by our 2020 artists.

For supporters

  • If you had tickets to an upcoming cultural event (i.e., performance, concert, exhibition, lecture), consider donating that ticket back to the organization.
  •  Purchase a gift certificate now for a future arts event or experience. Invest in your own cultural future by supporting arts organizations today.
  • Make a financial donation directly to a cultural organization. You can find a list of SCFD organizationsin the Denver metro area or search statewide through
  • Donate to one of the local crowd-funded Artist Relief Funds: Denver Metro Area Artist Relief Fund and the Colorado Artist Relief Fund
  • Donate to one of the national artist relief funds: Actors FundMusicians Foundation
  • Donate your Colorado state refund to a nonprofit through ReFund CO.
  • If you’re an organization that typically hires artists, consider continuing to support those professionals. (For example, check out Youth on Record‘s response.)
  • Hire an artist. Do you need some web design done? Social media? Tutoring? Translation? Babysitting? Career coaching?

From Julie McCluskie, CO State Representative

The State of Colorado recently unveiled the new COVID-19 webpage — This resource will keep you up-to-date on the latest statistics and the latest guidance on how we can protect ourselves and protect our most vulnerable populations.

USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents

CARES Act Guide for Small Business

Small Business Resources

Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Governor unveiled the Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund co-chaired by community leaders Roxane White and Rick Sapkin. In just 2 days we’ve raised over $2.8 million — a remarkable achievement that shows the generous hearts of Coloradans.  These funds will supplement the governmental response to coronavirus, and will help pay for things like medical supplies, cleaning supplies, food services, child care for emergency workers, behavioral health support, and so much more.

Visit to donate or volunteer today! 

Federal Loan Assistance for Colorado’s Small Businesses

Colorado small businesses throughout all 64 counties impacted by COVID-19 can seek individual small business loans up to $2M as part of the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans assistance provides low-interest federal loans for working capital to Colorado small businesses that have realized economic injury from COVID-19.

Eligibility information, loan application links and emerging economic recovery resources can all be found at

  • Ordered the emergency regulation that establishes a special enrollment period (SEP) for uninsured Coloradans to get health insurance. Coloradans who lose their job, or who may lose their job in the coming weeks, and thus lose their employer-based health insurance will be allowed to enroll in individual health insurance plans.
special enrollment connect for health