Updated news and information for the arts industry related to the coronavirus. Find federal, regional, and state resources, economic impact assessments, emergency relief efforts, and guidelines for re-opening. We’ll keep compiling the news as we get it and updating this page.

Cultural Alliance Local Survey

Live or work in Greater Danbury? Help us understand the impact of COVID-19 for the Arts Sector in Western Connecticut. It only takes 3 minutes!

Americans for the Arts National Survey

Collecting data about the impact of the spread in the Art sector across the country. Help make sure Western Connecticut is counted!

CARES Act

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The Arts Action Fund updated information on the CARES Act Funds. Great for nonprofit arts org, a governmental arts agency, a commercial arts company, a self-employed individual artist. 

CT's Arts & Culture Industry Guidelines for Operating

The Connecticut Office of the Arts, in partnership with CAA and our state’s nine Designated Regional Services Organizations, has developed COVID-19 Operating Guidelines for Connecticut’s Arts & Culture industry.

RESOURCES

A comprehensive listing of organizations that provide frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.

Artists, Arts Organizations

In addition to the catergorized alerts below, look here for a compiled listing of resources for Artists and Arts Organizations. Worthwhile to take a look.

covid-19 ALERTS

Since mid-March, 2020 we’re sending COVID-19 related information to the arts sector as we get it.  Not receiving the alerts? Get on list!  In the meantime, check out what you’ve missed down below in date order and in the following categories.

COVID-19 Research Update

COVID-19 Research Update

COVID-19 Research UpdateLisa Scails | May 4, 2020The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on America’s arts sector. Since the first U.S. case was reported on January 20, 2020...

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How We Feel

How We Feel

#How We Feel Lisa Scails | March 26, 2020 On Monday, Governor Lamont announced an important partnership between the state and the non-profit group How We Feel to provide the...

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COA Grants for Artists

COA Grants for Artists

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR CONNECTICUT ARTISTS IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMICLisa Scails | April 20, 2020  “Artists and teaching artists are the movers, drivers and connectors...

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Crisis Management

Crisis Management

Helping Staff and Management feel Again Safe Crisis Management Webinar Lisa Scails | April 20, 2020 The COVID-19 global pandemic has closed the doors of arts organizations and...

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Introducing RARA

Introducing RARA

Introducing a local directory network that connects artists and their artwork to the clients in their community. Lisa Scails | April 16, 2020 Due to the coronavirus shutdowns,...

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