A fellowship has been launched in Neal Casal’s honor to mark the third anniversary of the singer-songwriter’s death. Two nonprofits, the Neal Casal Music Foundation and Backline, are behind the Neal Casal Fellowship, which will allow a Neal Casal Fellow to work within Backline to help provide mental health and wellness resources to members of the music industry and their families. The paid role requires a weekly 10-hour commitment, and applications are open now.
Jenn Glickman, a Backline co-founder, said in a press release, “The loss of Neal Casal started a ripple, and a long-overdue conversation across the music industry which led a group of us to form Backline in 2019 to create a stronger safety net for musicians and music industry professionals. Since our inception, we have provided mental health services to thousands of people across the country. The Neal Casal Fellowship is a powerful next chapter in our story with the Neal Casal Music Foundation, and will help us to expand our reach and clinical resources in 2023 and beyond.”