Updates and information specific to arts and culture nonprofit organizations.

For Webinars and Training for Artists, Nonprofits, and community members navigating COVID-19: https://www.summitlive365.com/classified

Ohio Citizens for the Arts, September Talking Points 9/17/20

Americans for the Arts has published the “Arts Agency Action Kit” to provide guidance and resources to support you if your agency is under threat of budget cuts or elimination. The kit is located on the Resource Center under “Field Tools and Research”. If you have resources or additional tools, please share with us to share with the field. 5/29/20

CARES Act Table of Federal Arts Funding Opportunities – This helpful table breaks down the CARES Act so you can determine which funding opportunities apply to you, whether you represent a nonprofit organization, a governmental agency, a commercial arts company, a self-employed gig worker, or just a taxpayer. The table is regularly updated and links to helpful FAQs are listed on the last page. 5/21/20

NEW UPDATES | Paycheck Protection Program – Last Friday, the Small Business Administration announced the release of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application and instructions. While further guidance is expected to be released soon, the form and instructions provide insight into how loan forgiveness will be administered.  5/19/20

*NEW* The Ohio Arts Council provides answers to frequently asked questions, agency news and updates, and resources to assist Ohio artists in operations and planning. 5/18/20

CARES Act Table of Federal Arts Funding Opportunities – This helpful table breaks down the CARES Act so you can determine which funding opportunities apply to you, whether you represent a nonprofit organization, a governmental agency, a commercial arts company, a self-employed gig worker, or just a taxpayer. The table is regularly updated and links to helpful FAQs are listed on the last page. 5/8/20

Unemployment comparison: Download this document from ODJFS UI division, that compares all the current unemployment programs in place: Click to download 4/29/20

Americans for the Arts Recorded Webinars:
May 4, 2:00p EDT: “Americans for the Arts CARES Act Update” hosted by Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund.

May 7, 4:00p EDT: “Membership Coffee Hour for Emerging Leaders” (For AFTA Members Only)

Ohio Arts Council:
Ohio Arts Council has posted answers to frequently asked questions regarding submission, revisions, and information for FY 2020 Final Reports as well as a copy of slides from today’s webinar. In case you missed the live webinar due to high demand or other commitments, you can find a recording of it on the OAC’s YouTube channel by clicking here. (4/17/20)

Office Hours with Arts Action Fund Nina Ozlu Tunceli will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $3.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act. To participate, click here during the open office hours Monday through Friday at 11 am – 12 pm ET on Zoom. Office hours are available now through April 24th. 4/14/20

4/8/20 Knight Foundation has compiled a list of resources as well the recording of their 4/7/20 webinar CARES ACT AND FEDERAL RELIEF PROGRAMS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

COVID-19 Relief Package Briefing: An Americans for the Arts Virtual:
*Visit the event page: https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/products/covid-19-relief-package-briefing-an-americans-for-the-arts-virtual-check-in?force_login=1
*Locate the box on the right hand side of the page with the title of the webinar
*Click on the Box
*Click the orange “View Video” Button

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants-covid-19-fund 4/3/20

League of American Orchestras: Workforce Relief, Charitable Giving Incentives, and NEA Funding Included in Third COVID-19 Relief Package https://americanorchestras.org/advocacy-government/news-and-alerts/march-26-2020.html

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland will offer pro bono consultations to any U.S.-based non-profit arts or culture organization between March and June 2020, as a response to the mounting effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Stay At Home Order FAQ: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home/stay-at-home-information/stay-at-home-order-frequently-asked-questions

Ohio Arts Council: Updates and resources for current or future grantees, including updates on deadlines, can be found here: https://oac.ohio.gov/About/Coronavirus-Updates

National Endowment for the Arts: Updates for grantees, resources for organizations, and a public statement to the national arts community

National Endowment for the Humanities: Updates and information from NEH will be shared here as they become available: https://www.neh.gov/news/information-neh-and-covid-19

National Park Service: Updates and resources from NPS https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/public-health-update.htm

COVID19 Effect Preparation Worksheet this worksheet does not distribute medical advice, but does share readiness measures artists, venues and organizations should review relative to COVID-19.

Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19: A Guide to Livestreaming on HowlRound TV https://howlround.com/ways-gathering-age-covid-19