*UPDATE - aims to reopen by Friday, April 23
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Applicants may continue to register for an application portal account.
The League of American Orchestras is launching an online EDI Resource Center as well as an EDI guide for orchestra boards planned for release in May 2021. Visit their website to download their PDF guide to Making the Case for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Capacity Interactive has published an article regarding how arts organizations should utilize digital marketing when responding to COVID-19.
CCCS Fundraising has published an article with tips on how to keep up your philanthropic organizational goals while dealing with COVID-19.
Enjoy this webinar by Lawyers of the Creative Arts discussing safety issues such as ventilation requirements, HVAC and other space considerations for reopening. The panelists are industry specialists and local funding professionals. They'll bring practical advice on technical issues and possible sources of funding. You can find their resources in a pdf by clicking here.
As new forms of economic relief are being considered, it is essential that we urge our local and state representatives to advocate on the behalf of nonprofit orchestras. The League of American Orchestras has posted an article with talking points that you can use when contacting your representatives to discuss how the loss of revenue from cancelled events will not only have an impact on your orchestra, but will also severely affect your musicians, staff, and the community.
The League of American Orchestras continues to lay out the latest developments of Federal Relief packages, giving you a better understanding of what this currently means for your orchestra.
The state government is also taking action to help support local businesses and individuals at this time.