COVID-19 RESOURCES

last updated 8/20/2021

Ohio Arts Professionals Network (OAPN) Conference COVID-19 Safety:

As of 8/20/21
OAPN is dedicated to attendee safety. The organization is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, following current CDC guidelines and abiding by the protocols established by the conference host, Playhouse Square. 

Our current COVID statement and a link to Playhouse Square's up-to-date Health & Safety website page can be found HERE.

Per the Playhouse Square policy, conference attendees and staff are currently required to wear a mask. Disposable and material masks will be made available to our attendees as needed. 

OAPN juried showcases will be held in a 1,000 seat theatre and we are estimating approximately 100 conference attendees. All events, from Exhibit Hall to networking sessions, are also held in large rooms inside Playhouse Square which are all equipped with the latest HVAC technology.

We will announce updates as they occur and we will continue to assess the situation as we lead up to the October conference. 


 

 

3/22/21 UPDATE: U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a national webinar on SVOG that will take place on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 2:30pm.  LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE | The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) will start accepting applications on April 8, 2021!

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President Joe Biden has just signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, paving the way for much-needed COVID-19-related relief and support for the recovery. Another $1.25 billion has been added to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, bringing total funding for the program to $16.25 billion. Plus, an additional $840 million will support the capacity of SBA to administer programs like SVOG
 

Who can apply

Eligible entities include:

  • Live venue operators or promoters
  • Theatrical producers
  • Live performing arts organization operators
  • Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria
  • Motion picture theater operators
  • Talent representatives, and
  • Each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements
 
The venue must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020, and the venue or promoter must not have received a Paycheck Protection Program loan on or after December 27, 2020. 
The SBA still is working on details of the program, and the application period has not yet opened. For more information, click here.

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.




NAPAMA:
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