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COVID-19 Resource Roundup: March 27–April 3

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our team at Arts Midwest is compiling resources, news, and information to help our arts community and region at large. Here’s what we’re finding helpful this week:


Photo: Dallas String Quartet​ performs at the Arts Midwest Conference in 2018. Photo Credit: Joshua Feist​

In Case You Missed It

How Nonprofits Can Apply for Loans and Other Emergency Benefits (4/2/20)
Nonprofits interested in taking advantage of new emergency loans and other aid programs should get their papers in order, contact their local FDIC-insured bank, and prepare to move quickly, nonprofit policy experts say. The application process for many benefits opens Friday, April 3rd.

Most helpful for: Nonprofit Organizations.

Read More (Via The Chronicle of Philanthropy)


National Endowment for the Arts announces $75 million in relief aid (3/27/20)
Details regarding how these funds will be distributed by the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, the other U.S. regional arts organizations, and the nation’s state arts agencies are being developed and will be announced as soon as they are available. Please stay tuned to our COVID-19 News Updates and check arts.gov in the coming days for more information.

Most helpful for: Nonprofit Arts Organizations.

Read More (Via ArtsMidwest)


Ask an Expert Webinar: Contracts, insurance, visas, employment, and legislation in the COVID-19 Era (3/27/20)
This 1 hour webinar put on by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences gathered gathered experts Heather Noonan (League of American Orchestras), Matthew Covey (Tamizdat), Paul Bassman (Ascend Insurance Brokerage) Ali Sachedina (JioSaavn), and Heather VanDyke (SXSW) to discuss and answer questions about the current business, legal, and financial realities facing the performing arts sector.

Most helpful for: Performing Arts Presenters and Organizations, Artist Managers, Artist Agents, Nonprofit Arts Organizations.

Watch the Webinar (Via YouTube)


How Creative Professionals Impacted by COVID-19 Can Access Government Relief (3/30/20)
This flow chart put together by union coalition Department for Professional Employees (DPE) lays out how creative professionals can access governmental relief.

Most helpful for: Freelancer Artists and Creative Professionals.

View the Flowchart (Via DPE)


North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents Offers Free Membership (3/30/20)
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on our industry now and in the coming months, NAPAMA is offering professionals in the performing arts touring industry complimentary memberships through June 30, 2020.

Most helpful for: Performing Arts Managers and Agents.

Become a Member (Via NAPAMA)


Additional Resources and Information

Please see our COVID-19 resource page for a rolling list of information.