• Donna Ibale

Resources for Arts Organizations

Updated: Mar 29

This page will be updated with resources aggregated by different organizations to assist arts organizations with loss of income due to COVID-19 cancellations & postponements.

updated 3/29:


Join Americans for the Arts staff who will overview our advocacy and research relating to the new federal COVID-19 Relief Package. Speakers will discuss Americans for the Arts COVID-19 response resources, the new legislation, what parts relate to arts organizations, artists, and the creative economy and what you should expect in the next few weeks.  


  • Robert Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts & Action Fund 

  • Ruby Lopez Harper, Sr. Director of Local Arts Advancement 

  • Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research  

  • Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund 

  • Narric Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education 

  • Peter Gordon, Director of Federal Affairs  

This event is free to all who register, please register in advance

Compiled by Nicholas Cohen

Resources for Arts Organizations: Events Updates and Public Announcements https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14GEQJjqdt-MBrZZtIUGiyq7-88wfAlNjz4SsyylIFAU/viewform?ts=5e6a66b8&edit_requested=true Baltimore Resources https://www.baltimoreculture.org/COVID19#.XmuZARNKg1L Performing Arts Readiness https://performingartsreadiness.org/?fbclid=IwAR0QcXddQQyfMSDm5Z9k914X8l6IKPhnLQ8ZtzhxJUrJQNhYza74y-tfeiY General Resources for Arts Sector https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_GK3wHf5Mt6Lf07j_2ZA0NuAAEd30-fPDXCts_MYEzY/edit?fbclid=IwAR2wSjrvXovD8Xy39In-DA2psK60dnawCAUQ7lnV9C4A75qGBNAGXCjZdZY Resource and Response https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center NEA FAQs https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/FAQs-for-applicants-and-awardees-in-response-to%20COVID19-3.12.20.pdf Government Resources: Maryland Department of Health https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx Maryland Public School System Guidelines  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-schools.html? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Compiled by David London


World Health Organization: Getting your workplace ready

Americans for the Arts: How Arts & Culture can prepare for the Coronavirus in the United States

Artsopolis: Coronavirus Response Plan for Organizations

Theatre Communications Group: Preparing for the Impact of the Coronavirus

SAI Global: How to Prepare Your Organization for the Coronavirus Outbreak

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council: Infographic: How Arts Organizations can prepare for COVID19

Event Safety Alliance: Webinar on Coronavirus

Center for Disease Control: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

National Law Review: Wash your hands, and then check your Force Majeure provision

American Alliance of Museums: Resource Guide for Museeums

Maryland State Arts Council Listening Session

We are hosting 3 online listening sessions this week where arts constituents are invited to join in conversation with MSAC Executive Director, Ken Skrzesz about the needs of the arts sector during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Registration not required!


Americans for the Arts continues to closely monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal and D.C. governments as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus. Our organization cares about the health and safety of our members, stakeholders, staff, and board in communities across the country, and we understand that health, work, and travel require personal decisions that individuals must make for themselves.

While the situation continues to unfold, we will keep this page updated daily as news and information becomes available.

What's the economic impact?

We're gathering data and impact stories through this survey link. The survey will capture a broad spectrum of data and stories that will demonstrate how the arts and culture workers triumphed and survived this crisis as well as the effect of the outbreak on operations through cancelled events, lost wages, and additional expenses. We encourage you to share this survey with your communities. >>> TAKE THE IMPACT SURVEY

$10,000 Loans Available for Those Affected by Coronavirus

Created by the Jewish Free Loan Association

Has your business or income been impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak? Do you need to pay for childcare so you can get to work while schools are closed? Do you have other expenses you didn’t anticipate?

Jewish Free Loan is here to help with a no-fee and interest-free loan of up to $10,000 to cover:

  • Small business losses.Lost wages because you can’t go in to work.

  • Child care costs when schools are closed.Funds lost due to cancelled travel plans and more.

  • Loans can be turned around in a matter of days. Please share this information with anyone who may need assistance.

To apply please fill out our pre-loan application today! (no affiliation required to qualify)

Have something to add to this resources list for arts organizations? Email us at info@baltimoretheatres.org

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Donna Ibale, Executive Director


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