I hope you are all safe and healthy. I’m pleased to share with you updated resources and research from us. Please also see our Weekly Web Roundup below.
- Attached is a new 1-pager on the three research studies we are conducting; for organizations, for individuals, and for the public. This document will be regularly updated, and we are
working on a web version soon so it is more easily accessible. Stay tuned!
- Office Hours with Nina. Based on popular demand and
the upcoming infusion of $310 billion additional dollars to the PPP SBA program, Nina is extending her daily office hours to May 15th! She will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related
to the federal aid package in the CARES Act.
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.
- May 4, 2:00p EDT: “Americans
for the Arts CARES Act Update” hosted by Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund.
This webinar will cover the local success stories and best practices on securing CARES Act funding, findings from the three active surveys that we're currently conducting on the impact of COVID-19 on the arts and a customized walk-through
of the incredibly comprehensive and soon-to-go-live updated web pages of the Americans
for the Arts Coronavirus Resource and Response Center 2.0.
- May 7, 4:00p EDT: “Membership
Coffee Hour for Emerging Leaders” is open to any Americans for the Arts member who identifies as an emerging leader. Join us and share your work from home successes, challenges, and tips! Connect with your fellow Americans for the Arts emerging
leaders during a casual coffee hour! Registration for coffee hour is limited with a cap of 20 participants per coffee hour to help foster more personal connections.
If you are looking for resources related to Chambers of Commerce, please visit the Association of
Chambers of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Center to aid in your conversations with your local chamber.
As always we are looking for stories of partnerships with business, chambers, business improvement districts or other private sector entities that you or organizations in your communities might be involved with. Please email me directly
or fill out this form on our pARTnership Movement site.
Americans for the Arts’ Weekly Web Roundup for April 27-May 1 is now live.
Click here to read the full roundup, which includes links to the following content:
- The National Arts Action Digital Summit, which was virtually attended by hundreds of arts advocates. (Registration remains open and recordings of the sessions can be accessed any time,
even if you didn’t attend this week!)
- A look at survey results from the Profile of Local Arts Agencies focusing on how LAAs partner in their communities and the benefits of these partnerships
- A new poem composed by Hannibal Lokumbe, this year’s Johnson Fellow for Artists Transforming Communities, closing out National Poetry Month
- More blogs from our Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellows reflecting on the COVID crisis
- Plans to celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5, a global day of giving and unity. We’ll be sharing stories of how people are staying connected through the arts, and hope you will share
Please feel free to share this roundup with your networks. As always, we welcome your feedback and appreciate your support!
Thank you all for your hard work and please feel free to share questions, successes and resources with this listserv.
Private Sector Initiatives Programs Manager
Americans for the Arts
1 E 53rd Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022