GENERAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Ohio Department of Health | coronavirus.ohio.gov
This website is updated daily and provides helpful tips on preventing infectious disease, educational videos, and news releases with updates from the Department of Health and the Ohio Governor’s Office, and more.
For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).
NEW: On May 20, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that a new and advisory had been signed by Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, modifying prior orders.
Titled “Urgent Health Advisory: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans,” the new advisory recommends (but does not require) that Ohioans continue to stay at home as much as possible. It maintains mandates limiting large groups and requiring safe business conditions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the State of Ohio. It also advises elderly people and those who are vulnerable as a result of illness to take additional precautions. Read the full advisory here.
A modified version of the Stay Safe Ohio order remains in effect, and the State of Ohio continues to reopen gradually. Please visit coronavirus.ohio.gov for the most up-to-date information regarding the Responsible RestartOhio plan to reopen the state, continued business closures, operating requirements and protocols for opened business, and critical public health news.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | cdc.gov
The CDC’s website has many resources, including information specifically for schools, businesses, healthcare professionals, and travelers.
Americans for the Arts: COVID-19 Resource and Response Center | americansforthearts.org
Americans for the Arts has developed a hub of information that includes valuable links to funding/grant opportunities throughout the country. It also features a link to a five-minute economic impact survey aiming to “capture a broad spectrum of data and stories that will demonstrate how the arts and culture workers triumphed and survived this crisis as well as the effect of the outbreak on operations through cancelled events, lost wages, and additional expenses.”
Americans for the Arts released a dashboard that shows data collected from the organization's ongoing economic impact survey. Using this tool, you can view data at a national level, as well as localized state and ZIP code data. View the dashboard here.
Americans for the Arts Arts Action Fund CARES Act Table | artsactionfund.org
The Arts Action Fund offers a handy table that provides information on accessing CARES Act funds. In the table, funding opportunities are organized by what is available for nonprofit arts organizations, governmental arts agencies, commercial arts companies, self-employed individual artists, and taxpayers.
Arts Midwest | artsmidwest.org
Regional arts organization Arts Midwest has assembled a page of resources that includes links to the websites of public health departments in the Arts Midwest region (which includes Ohio), a list of resources for arts and culture organizations, and answers to questions from recipients of Arts Midwest grants.
CARES Act Resource for Individuals and Nonprofits (provided by Independent Sector) | independentsector.org
Independent Sector has put together a guide that helps individuals, small nonprofits, and large nonprofits understand various components of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including eligibility criteria, timelines, how nonprofits can apply for relief funds, how individuals can navigate expanded unemployment insurance, and more.
Forecast | forecastpublicart.org
Forecast is offering pro bono consultations and technical support to public artists and public art administrators. The Forecast team is available to provide help with connecting artists to resources and additional support; making recommendations for adjustments to public art master plans; developing creative strategies for adjusting programs, schedules, contracts, and policies; and more. Those interested in Forecast's services should complete a request form. Appointments will be made through May 31, 2020.
National Endowment for the Arts | arts.gov
The National Endowment for the Arts offers COVID-19 resources for artists and arts organizations, as well as a list of updates and frequently asked questions for applicants and grantees of its programs.
National Endowment for the Arts Accessibility Guide for Virtual Programming | arts.gov
The National Endowment for the Arts has collected resources to help ensure accessibility of virtual events for people with disabilities and shares ways to create an inclusive experience for digital programming.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Low-Interest Loans | SBA.gov/Disaster
Nonprofits and small businesses in Ohio are eligible to apply for low-interest, long-term loans of up to $2 million through the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The loans may be used by Ohio nonprofits and small business owners to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that cannot be paid because of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact. The interest rate for nonprofits is 2.75 percent. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. To keep payments affordable, the loans are long term, with up to 30 years for repayment. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based on each borrower's ability to repay.
The federal CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, provides additional assistance for small business owners and nonprofits, including the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. For more information on the advance, how to apply, and other SBA assistance in response to the coronavirus, visit sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
FOR NONPROFITS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
American Alliance of Museums | aam-us.org
AAM offers a directory of resources compiled to assist museums in internal and external preparations relating to COVID-19.
ArtsReady | artsready.org
ArtsReady is an online emergency preparedness service that collects and shares resources that help arts and cultural nonprofits plan for and respond to a crisis. ArtsReady published a newsletter detailing actionable steps for preparing for the potential impact of COVID-19, which can be viewed here.
Catchafire | catchafire.org
Catchafire's COVID-19 resource page helps nonprofits adapt to new ways of operating and serving communities in this critical time. The page offers opportunities to virtually speak with experts, consultants, and volunteers; links to webinars covering a variety of topics such as fundraising and workforce management for a teleworking team; and more ways to connect with other nonprofit professionals.
DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland | devosinstitute.umd.edu
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland announced on March 24, 2020, that it will offer pro bono consultations to U.S.-based arts and culture nonprofits. Interested organizations can submit a request for support in order to schedule one hour of free consultation with the Institute between March and June 2020.
NEW: DonorPerfect | donorperfect.com
DonorPerfect's COVID-19 Fundraising Template Kit for Nonprofits includes resources such as email and social media templates that can help organizations raise money and engage donors while complying with social distancing and other health guidelines. The free kit includes templates for a variety of communications, such as campaign launches, remote volunteer trainings, and more.
NEW: Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide | eventsafetyalliance.org
The Event Safety Alliance's Reopening Guide provides health and sanitary considerations necessary to protect patrons and workers as municipal officials begin to allow small-scale public gatherings. Informed by scientific advice from organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, the Reopening Guide offers suggestions specifically tailored for event and venue professionals. As stated on the Event Safety Alliance website, the first edition of the guide is aimed at informing the reopening of "the smallest events with the fewest resources available to mitigate their risks."
FMA - Fiscal Strength for Nonprofits | fmaonline.net
FMA helps nonprofits meet their mission through consulting, outsourcing, training, and more. Now in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, FMA has put together a COVID-19 Response Resources page that provides updates and gathers the FMA's latest blog posts, interviews, and tools to help nonprofits manage their finances and organize a response to the coronavirus crisis.
League of American Orchestras | americanorchestras.org
The League of American Orchestras provides a page that includes travel considerations for musicians and orchestras, funding resources for communities impacted by the coronavirus, and sample communications that can be tailored to convey important messaging regarding program rescheduling and wellness precautions.
The League of American Orchestras has put together a federal assistance overview that provides a detailed description of funding streams accessible to nonprofits.
National Council of Nonprofits | councilofnonprofits.org
The National Council of Nonprofits highlights key provisions of the federal CARES Act and explains how these impact the nonprofit sector.
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents: Coronavirus FAQs | napama.org
NAPAMA has put together a list of frequently asked questions relating to the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts field. The site will be updated regularly as more information becomes available and includes a list to additional resources for agents, managers, and self-represented artists.
NEW: OCLC "REALM Project: Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums" Information Hub | webjunction.org
OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battle are working together to distribute science-based information and recommended practices to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to staff and visitors engaging in the delivery or use of museum, library, or archival services. The information hub has links to research news and updates, as well as webinars aimed at providing guidance to archives, libraries, and museums as they make decisions about reopening and best practices.
Ohio Museums Association's COVID-19 Response Resources for Museums | ohiomuseums.org
The Ohio Museums Association has created a list of resources for both museums and museum professionals. In addition to a list of Ohio community foundations that are offering COVID-19 emergency response funds, OMA has also started a guide to Ohio museums that are offering virtual programming.
Ohio Office of Small Business Relief | businesshelp.ohio.gov
The Office of Small Business Relief within the Ohio Development Services Agency coordinates state efforts to identify and provide direct support for Ohio's small businesses. The office's website includes resources for economic support, including specific resources for nonprofits facing financial hardships, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Open Door Arts | opendoorartsma.org
Join Open Door Arts to review concrete tips, strategies, and resources to make online programming more accessible.
Arts Administrators of Color | aacnetwork.org
AAC has compiled a page to share ways to connect through Facebook groups and other virtual meet-and-greets, links to access available resources, and information on the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which is currently accepting donations and applications.
Artist Relief Fund | artistrelief.org
The Artist Relief Fund is an initiative organized by a coalition of national grantmaking organizations and foundations that aims to support artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund invites practicing artists 21 years or older working in any discipline to apply for $5,000 grants. The initiative will operate through September 2020.
Artists Rights Society | arsny.com
The Artist Rights Society's recently relaunched website offers a guide to "Artists Rights 101." This page provides information on how artists can protect their intellectual property rights (copyrights, rights of publicity or personality, and moral rights). Explore FAQs relating to a variety of topics such as "copyright basics," "intellectual property rights," "pertinent copyright cases," and more.
Artists Thrive | artiststhrive.org
Artists Thrive has compiled resources, tools, and opportunities for artists and those who work with artists. In addition to links to various funding sources and grants, the Artist Thrive COVID-19 page includes tips for self care and opportunities to engage in digital creative prompts and challenges.
Alliance of Artists Communities | artistcommunities.org
The Alliance of Artists Communities' Emergency Relief Programs page offers support to artist residencies and artists as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The web page includes links to resources, including emergency funds, grants, and programs.
Capacity Interactive | ideas.capacityinteractive.com
Capacity Interactive, which provides digital marketing consulting for the arts, has put together a guide to specific digital marketing suggestions that show how you can maintain a presence on social media, in your audience's inbox, and online—even when in-person plans change.
CERF+ | cerfplus.org
CERF+ calls itself "the artists safety net," and it has put together a page dedicated to helping artists and organizations find assistance as they respond to COVID-19. CERF+ also wants to hear from studio-based artists to learn more about the challenges they are facing in light of the coronavirus. Responses can be submitted in the COVID-19 national impact survey.
CERF+ offers a guide for self-employed workers that explains provisions of the CARES Act that make financial disaster relief available.
COVID-19 Resources for Freelance Artists | covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com
This site is specifically designed for freelance artists seeking free preparedness resources, links to online platforms, temporary/remote employment opportunities, financial relief options., and more. The website also features a link to a recorded panel discussion, "Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic," which highlights more best practices for freelance artists and independent contractors as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creative Capital | creative-capital.org
Creative Capital has developed a list of resources, including emergency relief funds and grants, for artists working in all disciplines, arts philanthropists, and arts professionals. They will continue to update this page and provide links to additional resources as they become available.
WEBINARS & PODCASTS
Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences webinars | apap365.org
The Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences (APAP) webinar page collects upcoming and previous APAP webinars covering topics such as nonprofit finance management, emergency preparedness, COVID-19 resources for artists, self care, and more. The page also features links to other webinar recordings and ongoing webinar series.
NEW: Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences "Reopening the Performing Arts" webinar | apap365.org
Based on the recently released Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide, this webinar will determine when to reopen, how to communicate with audiences, how to ensure a sanitized venue, and most importantly, all of the considerations to keep everyone safe, from front-of-house to backstage.
Americans for the Arts "Spring Appeal and Fundraising in COVID-19" webinar | artsu.americansforthearts.org
This session discusses fundraising and crafting a spring appeal in the age of COVID-19. Presenters facilitate a discussion, share best practices, and highlight different approaches arts organizations can take.
Artist Relief "Upholding Mobility and Access" webinar | artistrelief.org
In this conversation with Kristy Edumnds, executive and artistic director of UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance, and Lauren Snelling, senior director of alumni programming at the National YoungArts Foundation, presenters address the harsh realities associated with a return to public gatherings and ongoing postponements and cancellations. They also provide a hopeful perspective on alternatives for artists operating in a virtual landscape.
Artsy gallery innovation webinar | artsy.net
Join gallery leaders from around the world as they discuss innovative practices such as connecting with collectors and artists online, email marketing strategies, and approaches to social media outreach and engagement.
Artwork Archive "Resources to Support Artists" webinar | artworkarchive.com
Artwork Archive at CERF+ team up to present a 30-minute webinar covering key takeaways of the CERF+ national survey, portions of the CARES Act that impact artists, funding resources, and digital platforms to support artists.
Association of Teaching Artists "COVID-19 Community Conversation" webinar | teachingartists.com
View a free recording of the Association of Teaching Artists' COVID-19 Community Conversation. This presentation discusses topics relevant to teaching artists, such as contingency planning, best practices for modifying teaching during a public health crisis, and working options for teaching artists.
Catchafire "Transforming Your Event into a Virtual Experience" webinar | rural-design.org
This webinar covers the best ways to transform your event into a virtual gathering that supports your organization's mission and vision and engages your audience. With a focus on fundraising events, the webinar helps participants come away with ideas and inspiration on how to make their virtual events as impactful as an in-person experience.
Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium "Leading Accessible Virtual Programs" webinar | chicagoculturalacess.org
This recorded workshop highlights the importance of integrating accessibility into virtual programs as events and presentations move to new digital forums.
Citizens' Institute on Rural Design "CIRD in the Time of COVID-19" webinar | rural-design.org
In this webinar, the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design discusses the role of design when stay-at-home orders impact placemaking efforts. Topics discussed include how organizations that work in design can respond to economic distress head-on, especially in rural communities that seek to engage with the arts to drive economic development.
Creative Capital "Coping with COVID" webinar | creative-capital.org
Creative Capital invites artist and energy healer Rhonda Wheatley for a webinar and conversation focusing on wellness and self-care for creatives coping with the isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dexibit coronavirus webinars | dexibit.com/covid19
Dexibit, a software company that serves visitor attractions such as museums; galleries; zoos; and other arts, cultural, and entertainment destinations and organizations around the world, hosts webinars that share COVID-19 response resources and strategies for managing visitor attractions and retaining audiences through the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW: EMCArts "Adapting Organizations During and After the Pandemic" webinar | artsfwd.org
This four-part webinar series aims to help leaders and staff make progress amid disorder by offering frameworks for adaptive practice and examples from within the field. The sessions discuss challenges organizations are facing at this time and offer solutions for actionable strategies and plans for moving forward.
Event Safety Alliance webinar | eventsafetyalliance.org
The Event Safety Alliance has made a recording of its free "Prepare Your Organization for the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak" available to watch at the link above. This presentation aims to help increase understanding of the COVID-19 situation and encourage the development of continuity plans and crisis management processes.
Folk Alliance International "Tech Tips and Tricks for Successful Livestreaming" webinar | folk.org
A panel of experts shares advice, insight, and tools to help you make your livestreamed performances and events as professional as possible.
NEW: Great Lakes ADA Center "Accessible Technology: Plain Language" webinar | accessibilityonline.org
In this installment of the Great Lakes ADA Center's Accessbile Tech webinar series, the discussion focuses on plain language principles and strategies for making your message articulate, accessible, and actionable.
NEW: Independent Sector "Organizational Survival and Sustainability" webinar | independentsector.org
Numerous organizations have been in "survival mode" even before the COVID-19 crisis, and they are no doubt going to face some very tough decisions ahead. This webinar guides listeners to help them realize that there is no better time for organizations to really evaluate the situation and take action.
NEW: Indiana University "New. Not Normal" virtual symposium | June 8, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. | culturalaffairs.indiana.edu
Indiana University's Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab presents a virtual symposium about reimagining the creative sector post-COVID-19. Focusing on learning from related fields and featuring speakers and panelists with varied backgrounds in academia, nonprofit leadership, public administration, and more, the event will explore new ideas about the challenges and opportunities for arts workers in the creative sector. Learn more.
League of American Orchestras "Your Orchestra and COVID-19 Federal Relief" webinar | americanorchestras.org
This free on-demand webinar gives listeners an overview of federal COVID-19 relief and how it impacts arts organizations, specifically orchestras. It also touches on crisis management strategies through mid- and longer-term financial planning and strategic thinking.
National Guild for Community Arts Education | nationalguild.org
The National Guild for Community Arts Education has a COVID-19 resource page that includes links to ongoing webinar series focusing on themes such as "Transitioning Arts Programming for Shelter in Place Audiences" and "Human-Centered Approaches in a Time of Crisis." The page also includes opportunities for virtual engagement through general and specific Facebook and Slack groups and video-enabled "Community Conversations."
Ohio Arts Council "Budgeting During a Pandemic" webinar | oac.ohio.gov
Now more than ever, budget management is critical to navigating our changing world. In this webinar, fiscal expert Elaine Grogan Luttrull of Minerva Financial Arts reviews scenarios to help organizations and individuals to plan for the ongoing pandemic and eventual recovery.
Ohio Museums Association "Fundraising in Troubled Times" webinar | ohiomuseums.org
The Ohio Museums Association's April webinar gives museums and arts and culture organizations tools to assist in donor retention and fundraising in the midst of a national crisis. Featured experts reflect on the lessons learned from past events and crises and share tips on how to engage donors, salvage special event revenue, pivot membership programs, and leverage charitable benefits of the CARES Act.
Performing Arts Readiness webinars | performingartsreadiness.org/webinars
Performing Arts Readiness is hosting free webinars throughout the months of April, May, and June touching on topics related to crisis engagement and donor relations, emergency preparedness, risk assessment for performing arts organizations, communications and reputation management, and more. New topics and presentations are being added daily, including upcoming webinars focusing on community recovery and management of legacy materials.
NEW: Texas Historical Commission "Museums Beyond Reopening" webinar | thc.texas.gov
This webinar focuses on helping museums develop a toolbox to keep operations agile and resilient while making steps to grow their mission. Learn how to modify operations to meet challenges the pandemic has brought, build new revenue streams, and explore new opportunities to make your museum stronger in this time of change.
Theatre Communications Group "Coronavirus Preparedness" webinar | Video posted on Facebook
Visit the link above to watch a free replay of the Theatre Communications Group’s webinar, which discusses resources for preparedness for theatres by touching on topics such as insurance, budgeting, and outbreak prevention.