In an effort to understand the impact of COVID-10 on our local artists and arts organizations, MCA has created this survey and asks that you complete it. As this continues to unfold, you are welcome update your information by taking the survey again. By completing the survey you will help us understand the impact and support our advocacy for relief efforts from the State and Federal channels.
On January 20, 2020, the first coronavirus patient in the United States was confirmed. This survey is designed to collect information about the financial and human impacts that the spread of the coronavirus have had on arts and cultural organizations since that date. The survey also collects basic information about the participating organizations so that the data can be parsed by specific geographic regions, artistic disciplines, and budget categories.
Americans for the Arts Response and Resources Center
Blog: Arts and Cultural Sector Can Prepare for the Coronavirus in the United States
National Endowment for the Arts Resources FAQ Updates & Resources
The Economic Impact of Coronavirus on the Arts Cultural Sector
Nonprofit Arts Organizations Across the Country Are in Economic Freefall Because of COVID-19 and Our Federal Government Must Help
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
National Endowment for the Arts COVID-19 Updates and Resources
CDC-Including the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
Marion County COVID-19 Information
Florida’s Department of Health COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard
Ocala/Marion Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP)
U.S. Chamber Creates Coronavirus Loan Guide to Help Small Businesses
Disaster Unemployment Assistance is a federally funded benefit program that assists individuals who become unemployed because of a disaster.
Artists can apply for regular and disaster unemployment if they have proof of employment. This includes hourly, salary, and contract work. The link will take you to the Florida Division of Workforce Services/Disaster Unemployment Assistance information page for more information and a link to apply.
SBA Announces that Florida small businesses, including nonprofits, adversely impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for disaster loans.
“The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan will help Florida’s small businesses get through this unsettling time,” adds DEO Director Ken Lawson.
COVID-19 Financial Relief and Loan Information for Non Profit Event Organizers
US Department of Treasury Press Release
How to File for SBA’s 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Video from the Community Foundation of Ocala/Marion County
Nonprofit Guide to the CARES ACT (Including Those Loans You’ve Been Hearing About The Don’t Have to Be Paid Back
Loans Available for Nonprofits
CARES Act Funding Announcement from the NEA
COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations Aggregated by The NEA
CARES Act Table of Loan, Grant and Compensation Opportunities for the Arts
The Reilly Arts Center’s early response to the impact of COVID-19 social distancing requirement is to be applauded.
Click Here to learn about their Live Broadcasts
Please let MCA know if your organization is providing digital performances and we will add to this list!
ArtSteps: Create Virtual Exhibits
Higher Logic-Remote event engagement (free through the end of the year)
Google Arts and Cultural Open Gallery