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CARES Act

We are partnering with state arts agencies to invest in Midwestern arts and cultural organizations during COVID-19

How are we doing this?

Arts Midwest is partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts and our nine member state arts agencies to distribute more than $700,000 in funding from the CARES Act to support Midwestern arts and cultural organizations and their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This partnership allows Arts Midwest to expedite the distribution of federal relief funds and reduce application and reporting burdens by enabling organizations to access all funding available to them through a single application and award process administered by their state. CARES Act funds are restricted to cover general operating expenses such as salaries and facilities costs.

Arts organizations should contact their state arts agency for more information on how this CARES Act funding is being distributed.

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