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COVID-19 Toolkit

The Greater Cincinnati arts sector is especially vulnerable to the ramifications of COVID-19 because we gather people for shared experiences. There are a host of resources available to arts and culture organizations that can help inform your planning for recovery and vibrancy on the other side of this crisis.

Business Continuity Resources

Americans for the Arts
     -CARES Act Office Hours, hosted by Americans for the Arts
National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER)
North American Performing Arts Managers & Agents (NAPAMA) 
Small Business Resource Guide
Performing Arts Readiness
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Preparing for Reopening
Guidance for Child Care Programs That Remain Open, like summer camps, from the CDC
Museums Preparing to Reopen, from American Alliance of Museums

Webinars & Video Recordings
Prepare Your Organization for the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak, hosted by Event Safety Alliance
Coronavirus Preparedness for Theatres, hosted by Theater Communications Group
Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic hosted by HowlRound (American Sign Language interpreted & Closed Captioned).
COVID-19 Business Briefings, hosted by Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Meeting hosted by Nonprofit HR. Access the slides here

Local Resources

State Resources

National Resources

National Loan Assistance

Small Business Association (SBA) Disaster Assistance

National Grants/Relief Funds from 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations & Unions

List of Funding Opportunities (3Arts)
List of Funding Opportunities (Women in the Arts & Media Coalition)
List of Emergency Funding Opportunities for Visual Artists
Emergency Grants (Foundation for Contemporary Arts)
List of Emergency Relief Programs (Alliance of Artist Communities)
Haven Foundation Emergency Grant (freelance professionals in the arts)
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant (painters, printmakers, & sculptors)
CERF + The Artists Safety Net Emergency Funding (craft artists, all artists)
American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund
Local 802 Emergency Relief (NYC musicians)
PEN America Writers Emergency Fund
MusiCares (run by The Grammys)
Musicians Foundation Emergency Fund
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
International Bluegrass Music Association – Bluegrass Trust Fund
The Blues Foundation: The Hart Fund (musicians)
Authors League Fund (writers)
Jazz Foundation (musicians)
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS COVID Relief Fund
Women Photograph (Women+)
The Artists’ Fellowship (professional visual artists)
Billboard State by State Music Industry COVID Resources
LIT Glad Day (Funding for LGBTQ+ performers, administrators, and tip-based workers; Canada)
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund (service workers)

National Crowdfunding Efforts

The below are new funds set up specifically to relieve artists in financial crisis as a result of COVID-19. We cannot vouch for the methods by which funds/services are distributed and welcome any feedback. Please note: never share social security number or bank account number through a Google form.

Equal Sound (musicians)
Freelance Co-op Relief Fund
Corona Virus 2020 Artist Relief Funds Database
Leveler: Peer to Peer Wealth Distribution