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.
Preparedness, Consumer Confidence, Clarity for Constituents
Keeping track of all the bills during the legislative session can be difficult. To help, we’ve put together a list of priority bills that we’ll be monitoring closely as well as other bills that are important to the arts & culture sector.
Sector Rules and Certification for Reopening
The Connecticut Office of the Arts is pleased to open registration for three (3) upcoming capacity building workshops, presented in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
154 non-profit arts organizations to receive $9 million
As Governor Lamont announced earlier this week, the entire state will move to Phase 2.1 on Friday, November 6 at 12:01 a.m.
The COVID Relief Fund for the Arts program is now open for applications. The deadline to submit an application is November 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
Please note that revisions have been made to the guidelines since the program’s announcement on 10/19. We encourage you to carefully review all information.
Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to Give $5,000 Grants to Eligible Small Businesses and Nonprofits.
GOVERNOR LAMONT ANNOUNCES GRANT PROGRAM TO SUPPORT CONNECTICUT’S ARTS COMMUNITY AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Governor Ned Lamont announced today that the State of Connecticut will be providing up to $9 million in grants to certain nonprofit arts organizations in the state to help them recover more quickly from the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less
CT Humanities and the Connecticut Office of the Arts are honored to partner to provide relief funding to nonprofit arts, humanities, and cultural organizations that are:
-continuing to provide arts and humanities programs and services but are facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19, …