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COVID-19 Resource Roundup: March 2021

New updates on federal support for arts organizations, webinars on reopening and branding, and creative break opportunities. It’s all in this month’s resource roundup.

Photo: In 2019, Arts Midwest World Fest artist Paulo Padilha got folks up and dancing at the Williston Library in Dickinson, North Dakota. Photo: Eric Young Smith.

Grants + Funding Updates (National)

SBA targets early April for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant launch | Read More
Learn the latest on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant timeline and get an updated checklist of required documents that applicants may be required to submit via the Journal of Accountancy.

American Rescue Plan Act Elevates Small Business Support in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic | Read More
Learn about how the recently signed American Rescue Plan is providing additional relief for small businesses and hard-hit industries in this release from the Small Business Administration.

National Endowment for the Arts announces $135 million in new relief aid | Read More
Details regarding how these funds will be distributed are being developed and will be announced as soon as they are available.


The Art of Reopening – A Virtual Conversation on Reengaging Arts Audiences in Physical Spaces
March 23, 2pm Central | Register Now
How arts organizations can reopen their venues in 2021 is the topic of a webinar presented by the National Endowment for the Arts with special guest Dr. Anthony S. Fauci.

The role of branding in arts and cultural placemaking
March 25, 11am Central | Register Now
How do you position yourself as a statewide leader in arts and cultural development? In this webinar, the Indiana Arts Commission and One Lucky Guide present principles and best practices of place branding, supported by case studies and introductory exercises to begin the process of developing your community’s ownable, unique brand.

Creative Inspiration

Kardemimmit Live Stream
March 16, 7pm Central | Watch
Explore Finnish folk music with innovative folk band Kardemimmit in a special live concert. Then, go deeper into Finnish culture with special behind-the-scenes videos and curriculum guides on our website

‘This Land’ film screening and discussion
March 25, 7pm Central | Register
Join the University of Minnesota Libraries for a viewing of “This Land,” a short film committed to changing the conservation conversation. Through running segments of six National Monuments, we learn about public-land access, race, and social equity.

Give Your Input

National Endowment for the Arts Strategic Plan | Read More
The National Endowment for the Arts, in preparing its FY 2022-2026 strategic plan, aims to solicit ideas and insights from the general public. Give your input by March 31, 2021.