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17. Artist Relief Tree, supporting artists affected by cancellations due to COVID-19

March 24, 2020

The current health crisis has resulted in the cancellation of concerts and events throughout the world and has left countless musicians, artists, and others vulnerable. Artist Relief Tree (ART), is an online fundraiser supporting artists affected financially by COVID-19.

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Read more about ART and learn how you can lend your support to the artistic community at


The current global health crisis is having a severe impact on arts and culture. Performances and productions have been canceled for months, causing many artists to lose economic and social stability.

This fund is set up to collect donations from those of us with the means to help. ART intend to support artists, particularly freelance artists, in a small way. Unfortunately ART cannot hope to replace artists’ entire fees or lost work, but they wish to provide hope, make a small difference, and show solidarity with colleagues and friends.

Morgan Brophy

Morgan Brophy is the Assistant Director, Artistic Administration for Wolf Trap Opera and Classical Programming at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and has been at the Foundation since 2014. She has previously worked in arts administration with Washington National Opera’s Cafritz Young Artist Program, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, and Charlottesville Opera (formerly Ash Lawn Opera) in Charlottesville, Virginia. In addition to a career in arts administration, Morgan worked as a stage manager at Opera North, El Paso Opera, University of Virginia, and many community theaters around the country. She graduated with honors from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford with a bachelor’s degree in opera performance and arts administration.