last updated 1/4/2021

GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS: These grants support arts projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events; celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage; invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values; and enrich humanity.

 Congress Passes Covid-19 Relief Bill With Funding for Live Music Venues: Legislation allocates $15 billion in funding to “venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions” as Save Our Stages act is folded into $900 billion stimulus bill



 Cuyahoga CARES for Artists and Small Performing Arts Businesses: Cuyahoga County has announced that $4 million in funding will be made available to arts and culture through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).

 CERF+: This fund is essential to our rapid and effective response to those artists who are suffering severe health impacts from the coronavirus, ensuring that CERF+ has the funds necessary to respond to this unprecedented crisis.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance: Grants up to $10,000. Each member of your business may receive $1,000. Apply with your EIN or SSN.


 CARES ACT: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Act addresses the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic impact. There are several important provisions included in this vital legislation that will help many people, including those in the arts.

Artist Relief: COVID19 crisis grants available to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19


Ohio Citizens for the Arts: Information and Resources for the Creative Sector: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak


 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: What it Means for Music Creators


 FINIMPACT: Small Business Survival Guide to Combat COVID-19


National Resources For Musicians: With numerous bands and artists now facing an uncertain future due to the still escalating coronavirus panic, Billboard has put together a list of organizations and resources working to help musicians stay on their feet and navigate a difficult situation.

Greater Columbus Arts Council: Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) program is designed to assist artists of all disciplines living in Franklin County with the financial impacts of COVID-19.

 State-by-State Resource Guide: Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds.


Ohio Arts Council COVID-19: The Ohio Arts Council understands the connection of community, art, and culture in cities and towns big and small. We are also acutely aware that the current health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) present unique challenges that impact the arts and cultural sector.

This page contains a variety of information and action resources for agents, managers, and self-represented artists compiled by NAPAMA surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.


March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Update