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Closures & Resources in the time of COVID-19

Dear Friends of South Hudson Music Project,


Out of extreme caution for our community, The Royal Room has made the difficult decision of closing its doors for the rest of March. The Royal Room had hoped to continue providing live music while abiding by the guidelines set by our state and public health officials, but with the situation getting exponentially worse every day it is just not feasible. We thank you for your understanding, and will be in touch with updates as they happen.


As a partner with The Royal Room, South Hudson Music Project is looking at ways to create solutions and sustainability in line with our mission.


Ways You Can Help: Donate to Our Most Vulnerable Staff

We are concerned about our most vulnerable staff. Please consider a donation. All funds will go to our workers, including workers unable to access unemployment and other public assistance.


You can make donations through South Hudson Music Project, an organization fiscally sponsored by Shunpike and dedicated to the sustainability of The Royal Room.


South Hudson Music Project is dedicated to three principles: Community, Education, and Music Presentation. Community is what is most important at this time, so any and all donations to South Hudson Music Project, while we are closed, will go to our workers.


We will carefully assess how to make weekly distributions that are similar to unemployment and distribute to as many employees as possible, based first and foremost on immediate needs.


Visit www.shmproject.org for further information on the organization.


Visit DONATE to make a donation.


On behalf of all of us at South Hudson Music Project and The Royal Room, we hope that everyone in our community stays safe, healthy, and positive that we can reopen to continue providing exceptional community programming very soon. Thank you for your support, and know that we are with you.


Sincerely,

South Hudson Music Project



Consider Additional Resources to Help our Artistic and Service Industry Community: We have some ideas we are working on for ways to help The Royal Room staff and artists specifically and will announce those ideas when they are more fully realized. In the meantime, the artistic community in Seattle has already put together some funding resources you can help with by sharing or donating now:


Master List of Artist and Community Resources compiled by NW Folk Life.

Musicians Resource List compiled by WXM Collective.

Seattle Artists Relief Fund Amid COVID-19 started by Ijeoma Oluo on behalf of Artists Relief Fund.

Unemployment Resources for individuals and businesses affected by closures from the Employment Security Department.

Mutual Community Support Efforts for those in vulnerable situations.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success. 

South Hudson Music is supported by a generous grant from the Raynier Foundation, in memory of Jim Ray.

4Culture work to ensure access to cultural experiences in King County for all, from museum collections to theater productions to artists showing work in our gallery.

And thank you to our individual donors for your continued support!

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