COVID-19 IMPACT on Local Artists and Arts Organizations

Marion Cultural Alliance is monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on our local artists and arts organizations. We will keep this resource page updated so check back often.

MCA Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on local artists and arts organizations

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.


Click Here for MCA’s Survey

Americans for the Arts 5 minutes Survey

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.


Click Here for American for the Arts’ Survey

Funding Sources for Arts and Cultural Nonprofits

U.S. Chamber Creates Coronavirus Loan Guide to Help Small Businesses


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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.


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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.


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Arts and Cultural Closures, Cancellations, and Postpones (View Under Entertainment)

Digitalize the Cultural Experience for Your Audience

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!


Digital Resources:


ArtSteps: Create Virtual Exhibits


Higher Logic-Remote event engagement (free through the end of the year)


Google Arts and Cultural Open Gallery


How to Use Facebook Live