Sound Mind Collective

The Sound Mind Collective is a Musician-led grassroots organization founded in 2017 by Chris St. Hilaire, Katherine Powell, and Nikhil P. Yerawadekar. SMC is devoted to empowering independent music makers to lead healthier lives and careers and to be more conscious community members.

SMC holds monthly conversations in the music community, hosts regular workshops and online forums for musicians, and puts on fundraising concerts with community partners toward programs that support the dignity and well being of people in New York City. SMC is also campaigning to ensure that the voices of independent music creatives are heard by local policy makers.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, SMC has partnered with The Payback 501 (c)(3) to provide emergency financial assistance to musicians in need, prioritizing those who can’t afford basic necessities like food, medicine, and rent. Please click the link below for more info on how to donate or apply: