COVID-19: RESOURCES – Organizations
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves we want you to know that the Idaho Commission on the Arts is coordinating with government officials and closely monitoring the effect on our arts community. Many of you are up against uncharted challenges, facing interruptions in business and operations, and making difficult decisions about event and program postponements and cancellations.
We realize that many of you might be concerned about current or pending grant funding from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Please feel at ease on that point—we are here to help and will be as flexible as possible with changes in the schedule and scope of grant-funded projects and programs.
The safety and well-being of our constituents and staff, and our ability to ensure the continuity of our services to you, are our top priorities. So, regardless of whether our staff are in the office or working remotely, we are available and will respond to your questions and concerns. Please don’t hesitate to reach out via email or phone.
Save our Stages Webinar Information about the new $15 billion Shuttered Venue Operators federal grant program that was enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The Small Business Administration will oversee this new relief program. The SBA has not yet published its grant guidelines or released details about when applications will open. The agency has, however, announced that it will convene a webinar briefing about the new program this coming Thursday, January 14. The session is free and open to the public, but registration is required. See this link for more details.
General Preparedness Guidelines
- ArtsReady and NCAPER (National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response)
- CDC interim guidelines for community organizations
- Meeting Visitor Needs: What Will Make People Feel Safe by Age & Income (DATA)
- How to Get Ready to Open the Doors, American Alliance of Museums
- COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources & Information for the Museum Field, from the American Alliance of Museums
- Performing arts: Theatre Communications Group’s Coronavirus Preparedness Webinar and the Event Safety Alliance’s Prepare Your Organization for the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak, the League of American Orchestras coronavirus resources page
- Are You Including People with Disabilities in Your Virtual Arts Events?, National Endowment for the Arts
- How Dancers and Dance Organizations [and other performing arts] Can Prepare for the Financial Fallout of COVID-19. This interview with Jan Newcomb, executive director of NCAPER (the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response), addresses things artists and organizations can be doing today to mitigate your situation and become more informed.
- The Event Safety Alliance is making several key resources available for free or at reduced cost, including the Event Safety Guide, and Event Safety Access core safety training.