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COVID-19 Resource Roundup: January 2021

Information on grants for shuttered venues, reopening guides, and honest hybrid event advice. It’s all in this month’s resource roundup.

Photo: A NEA Big Read book club discussion group meets in Massillon, Ohio. Photo by Gary Harwood.

Reports and Resources

What We Know: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant | Read More
Eligible organizations with a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive up to a $10 million grant under the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program. Here’s what we know about this program.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Public Health and the Re-opening of the Performing Arts | Watch Now
Fresh from APAP|NYC+ 2021, hear up-to-the-minute intel on the status of the global pandemic and vaccine rollout in the U.S. and what this means for the performing arts industry from “the face of America’s fight against Coronavirus” (BBC).

20 Honest Hybrid Event Predictions to Prepare Event Planners in 2021 | Read More
Hybrid events have a lot of challenges, at least in the near term. This extensive blog post from hosting platform Pheedloop provides a detailed look at some of the challenges and questions associated with hybrid events.

The Art of Reopening: A Guide During COVID-19| Read More
This guide from the National Endowment for the Arts presents promising tactics and insights about reopening practices through nine case studies.

Grants + Artist Calls

Call for Artists – Mural Project | Learn More
Arts Midwest is looking for artists interested in creating eight murals in Portage County, Wisconsin inspired by a diverse group of historically significant women that commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment. $5,000 is available per mural site.

Amplify Arts Micro Grants – Iowa | Learn More
Any applicant maintaining a residence within the Omaha Metro Area is eligible to apply for up to $500 to help offset expenses associated with maintaining an active creative practice


Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Webinar – January 14, 2pm CST | Sign Up
Join this webinar for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. Eligible organizations with a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive up to a $10 million grant under the program.

Revisioning Relevance with Nina Simon– January 27, 9am CST | Sign Up
Join the Indiana Arts Commission and Indiana Humanities for a free, interactive webinar where you can get concrete strategies to help your team re-vision your organization and your relationship with the communities that matter most to your future.

Federal Resources for Creative Community Development – February 9, 3pm CST| Sign Up
This webinar offered by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies is designed to help you access federal funds and harness the power of the arts and culture to achieve your community development goals.

Creative Inspiration

World Fest Daily | Sign Up
Get creative with daily activities inspired by Arts Midwest’s World Fest Artists. Sign up for this newsletter and we’ll send you fun prompts and inspiring short activities every weekday in February 2021!

“Le Goût d’un Pays’‘ Examines Maple Syrup and Poetry in Québec | Get Access Code
Join Arts Midwest and partners for a free on-demand documentary featuring two well-known Quebecois poets who tell a story about Quebec through maple syrup. The film’s chronicling of the country’s cherished condiment is a tribute to sustainable food production and to the people who have passed down this centuries-old tradition.