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!
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.
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.
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.
On the heels of our comprehensive Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Webinar held on June 22nd, which you can view on our Facebook page, the Treasury/SBA released even more flexible regulations the following day that further clarified key forgiveness rules.
CERF+; United States Regional Arts Resiliency Fund; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; India Center Foundation; California Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
In this webinar, we’ll talk with leaders from three of those extraordinary organizations to learn what they’re doing differently, and get their take on what’s working now in fundraising
“Reopening” for the arts and cultural sectors varies greatly across disciplines, art forms and means of presentation, and there is no one size fits all approach.
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.
This session offers the opportunity to discuss challenges, plans and ideas about operating and re-opening performing arts venues.
Are you struggling with staying relevant during COVID-19? Do you need help with how to create video to present a virtual event?
Discuss challenges, plans and ideas about operating and re-opening your arts venue, workshops and/or galleries.
This session is open to any artist, performer or arts venue, but discussion will focus on those serving the public in some way.
Join the SBA New England Regional Office for a Spanish language webinar on accessing capital and re-opening resources with Local leaders; Local entrepreneurs; Lending partners; Resource organizations
To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 just yesterday.
Join us on June 16th for a groundbreaking discussion on how you can access capital and resources right now and thrive after the pandemic!
The Deadline to Apply for PPP Funding is June 30th! Get your share of the $130 BILLION still available!!
1. If you’re still considering applying for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loan, do not delay (this application reflects the new flexibility forgiveness rules). You should submit your application this week because the loan must be APPROVED by your bank by June 30th.