Hello/hola, esteemed colleagues:


We have been carefully monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) disease crisis as I’m sure all of you have been. We shared some resources last week and have additional information to share with you today. We have established a Response and Resource Center where we will share updates on a daily basis. This will include preparation information, funding/grants, resource pages and much more.


In response to numerous inquiries around advocacy efforts and data collection, we are launching a brief survey to begin gathering data and stories from around the country on the economic impact of the Coronavirus on arts and culture communities. This will give us a strong foundation as we work to promote the inclusion of the arts and culture sector in any stimulus package options and other Federal relief measures. We will have a link to share early next week that will give everyone in the field real-time access to aggregated data that can be manipulated to gain insights at the local level.


If you have any questions, resources to share or articles that might be of interest, send them along to services@artsusa.org.


We’re here to help!


Ruby Lopez Harper

Senior Director of Local Arts Advancement

Americans for the Arts