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As a performing arts non-profit organization that employs many freelance musicians and navigates relationships between individual and institutional funders, the International Contemporary Ensemble would like to take a moment to gather together with our community to focus our processes, answer questions, and share initiatives.

With the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) signed into law, Americans for the Arts Government Affairs staff and guests will lay out the various pieces of the legislation and how it pertains to the arts sector.  With $2.3 trillion of funds, there are several sections of the legislation that can directly, and indirectly support artists, arts organizations, and small businesses in the creative economy.

Free webinar for Iowa artists, musicians, filmmakers, cultural organizations and creative businesses. We'll help you navigate the new maze of grants, CARES Act funded programs, and other resources that have emerged amid the coronavirus pandemic. We will also provide an update on state-funded cultural grants, including Iowa Arts Council grants and Historical Resource Development Program grants.

Today’s uncertain landscape leaves businesses looking for tools, advice, and inspiration -- particularly small and midsize ones. You may know Mark Cuban as the Dallas Mavericks owner or Shark Tank judge, but the famed entrepreneur and investor has also been a vocal supporter of and advisor to small businesses. Here's an opportunity to get advice from Cuban, live in conversation with Salesforce SVP of SMB Marketing, Marie Rosecrans.

On Thursday, March 26, more than 130 landmark and historic buildings all over the United Kingdom were lit blue as a salute to healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 global crisis. Now, the #LightItBlue campaign is crossing the pond and will appear in cities across the United States on Thursday, April 9, at 8:00 p.m. local time, creating a national show of support and gratitude to those essential workers caring for us on the front lines and creating a universal symbol of solidarity and hope.

How the CARES Stimulus Expansion Act (and other resources) can help artists, sole proprietors, cultural anchors, and creative entrepreneurs stay afloat during the economic crisis. A FREE webinar with Claire Van Holland (the CV Ledger, Inc.) & Jill James (SiF Industries). 


In a follow up to her blogpost, “Empathetic Audience Engagement During The Apocalypse,” AASLH invites you to join independent consultant and master educator Andrea Jones (Peak Experience Lab) for a thoughtful conversation about grieving a loss of normalcy during the current pandemic while also making progress towards forging new identities in our field.

Explore mission sustainability through workforce planning and hear best practices for navigating uncharted waters. While every organization is unique, it is helpful to understand the legal, financial and practical differences among hiring freezes, furloughs and layoffs.









Ruby Lopez Harper

Senior Director of Local Arts Advancement

Americans for the Arts

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Washington, DC 20005-4940

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