Columbus Musician’s Assistance Program

The Columbus Music Co-op is pleased to announce the launch of the Columbus Musician’s Assistance Program (CMAP) pilot.  Under CMAP, mini-grants will be given to working Central Ohio musicians who are lacking health insurance coverage and are experiencing health-related financial hardships.

 Musicians will be able to submit requests for assistance with:

  • Medical bills/treatments/office visits
  • Vision or dental services
  • Prescription medications
  • Drug & alcohol addiction treatment

Grants will be awarded in amounts between $0-$1,000

Applicants can be awarded one grant per 12 month period


  • Franklin County, Ohio resident for at least 12 months
  • Minimum of 2 years music-related experience in Columbus, Ohio
  • Demonstrated health-related financial hardship


  •  Contact the CMC via email at
  • Explain your situation in detail and provide contact information
  • Each situation will be review by the CMC on a case-by-case basis.  Review may consist of any of the following:
    • Phone or face-to-face interview
    • Request for documentation of lack of medical coverage
    • Request for documentation about current financial situation
    • Release forms for necessary medical information