About Virtual LemonAid

Northern New Mexico’s Festival for Covid-19 Relief
May 8, 2020 at 8:00 PM Mountain Time
May 15, 2020 at 5PM and 7PM Mountain Time

Virtual LemonAid will showcase the extraordinary talent of northern New Mexico to raise support for Covid-19 relief funds. Singers, poets, actors, filmmakers, dancers and performers will all come together to assemble a free show streaming across social media channels and public television. 20% of all funds raised during the screenings will be split evenly between participating artists. The remaining 80% will be divided between the All Together New Mexico Fund and the Santa Fe County Connect Fund. Both funds will be used to address immediate needs of New Mexicans affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

About The COVID-19 Beneficiaries


CONNECT is a great way for neighbors to take care of neighbors in need. Whether you can donate $25 or $2,500, your gift will make all the difference in the world to members of our community who are struggling. 100% of your donation goes directly to people—all administrative costs are covered by City and County funds. Your donation may help a working mother who needs a simple car repair in order to get to her job, a person who is one rent payment away from being stably housed, or a family in need of access to food, among many others. All donations are tax deductible.

CONNECT is a network of navigators at clinics, community organizations, and city and county programs. Navigators are community health workers, volunteers, or social workers who link people to services and resources in our community. Agencies in the network are connected through a shared technology platform enabling navigators to send and receive secure electronic referrals, address residents’ social needs, and improve individual and community health.

Learn more at www.santafenm.gov/connect


The All Together NM Fund has been established by the Governor’s office in conjunction with the New Mexico Coalition of Community Foundations to help New Mexico respond to and eventually recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

​The Fund will be used to address immediate needs and offer long-term support for the recovery work that lies ahead.

The New Mexico Coalition of Community Foundations will coordinate the fund. Its members include: Albuquerque Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, Santa Fe Community Foundation and Taos Community Foundation. These organizations will, in turn, work with the broader philanthropic community across New Mexico and consult with the State of New Mexico to determine the most urgent needs to be addressed though grantmaking from the All Together NM Fund.

The Fund will address immediate needs in New Mexico communities, including:

· Organizations providing basic and emergency food and shelter needs to our most at-risk individuals and communities.

· Organizations providing immediate and increased access to physical, mental and behavioral health services and/or organizations increasing access to COVID-19 related medical supplies such as PPEs.

· Organizations supporting early childhood needs as they relate to: providing child care for essential workers; ensuring open childcare centers remain safe and healthy environments; and/or providing necessary materials (from diapers to learning devices) for children.

• All Together New Mexico has so far allocated $40,000 for Navajo Nation personal supplies (hygiene, disinfectant, etc), and $550,000 has been distributed to statewide food banks including San Juan and McKinley Counties.

We are better together!


About The Team

Creative Santa Fe invited a small team of film and music industry leaders to curate a major multidisciplinary digital arts festival leveraging the creative talent of our region to raise critical funds to provide aid and support to those most in need in our community. For the past 15 years, Creative Santa Fe has been dedicated to bringing people together through collaboration and the power of the arts. Virtual LemonAid is a way to connect New Mexicans, bring much needed joy and inspiration in troubled times, and raise critical funds to aid and support those in need.

Creative Santa Fes mission is to leverage Santa Fe’s unique sense of place, using collaboration and the power of the arts to reframe critical issues and drive positive change.  Learn more at creativesantafe.org

Amelia Bauer is the Founder and President of NOISE FOR NOW, a national initiative that enables performers to connect with and financially support grassroots organizations that work in the field of reproductive rights and abortion access. Amelia Bauer is honored to bring her experience working at the intersection of music and activism to the Virtual Lemonaid team in order to address the urgent needs that Covid-19 has exacerbated in the state she calls home. More about NOISE FOR NOW can be found at noisfornow.org.

Bernlore is a record + studio label committed to telling exquisite stories through music and film. Bernlore provides full production services for audio and video projects in addition to creating and distributing original content.

Rook SEO is a full-service Internet Marketing agency dedicated to providing services for and consulting with businesses of all sizes. We've worked with Fortune 500 companies and small business a like in the areas of: On Page SEO Link Building, Paid Search Conversion, Rate Optimization, Web Design & Web Development, Branding, Entrepreneurship, Systems & Flows. www.rookseo.com/

Whisper to a Dream is virtual music residency and accelerator with the mission of providing essential support for emerging musical projects, with the purpose of raising the level of professionalism in music, as well as offering an inspiring environment in which selected musical artists can pursue their creative work. With Brian Hardgroove (Public Enemy) at the helm, Whisper to A Dream nurtures, cultivates and supports these three musical acts with hands-on creative development, production expertise, career strategy, an exchange of ideas, alternative distribution channels and mentorship by industry professionals. Co-Founder Talia Kosh is an attorney in Santa Fe, NM, and works in art and entertainment law.


A special thank you to these supporters who have contributed to the Virtual LemonAid cause!

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