As arts organizations, nonprofits, and small businesses are impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we look to share resources to support our sector.

Long Island Arts Alliance has created a COVID-19 resource page, including emergency funding opportunities, emergency preparedness best practices, and webinars featuring arts leaders and artists from the national arts community.

The COVID-19 emergency has highlighted the power of collaboration within the arts community at every level, and this list showcases that network.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Some of the following funding opportunities and resources may no longer be available. Please visit the link included in each opportunity to view the current program details and eligibility requirements.

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NEA- The Road Forward- Best practices tip sheet for arts organizations re-engaging with audiences or visitors.

NYSCA offers a Reopening and Recovery resource page featuring NYS and federal guideline links plus a variety of alliance and consortium industry guideline resources. NYSCA's website also includes a NYSArts Now Reopening page with a list of NYS cultural organization venues now open or opening soon.

New York Forward - Phase 4 information
To view full guidelines, click here.

Arts, culture and heritage agencies and groups that are planning events and activities should refer to the New York Forward Business Reopening LookUp tool for guidance on Eligibility to reopen, restrictions, industry-specific public health and safety guidelines, an affirmation form and business safety plan.

Low risk outdoor includes outdoor zoos, botanical gardens, nature parks, grounds of historic sites and cultural institutions, outdoor museums, outdoor agritourism, local agricultural demonstrations and exhibitions; and other similar institutions/activities.

Low risk indoor includes indoor museums, historical sites, aquariums and other related institutions

Agencies that these guidelines apply to must go to the link and view the summary guidelines, read and affirm the guidelines and then prepare a safety plan that they will keep at their place of business.

Preparing to Reopen, American Alliance of Museums — sample reopening plans, resource guides, recommendations and more, especially applicable to museums and other cultural venues

Reopening the Cultural Sector in U.S. Cities, Bloomberg Philanthropies — international practices, venue considerations, results of patron surveys, best-practice checklists, case studies

Reopening Plan Guidance, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts — tips on drafting a plan, how to involve boards, waivers, examples of plans and more

In It for the Long Haul: How Arts and Culture Organizations Can Consider Adapting, SMU Data Arts — key questions and variables for arts organizations as they plan for reopening, bolstered by data on the pandemic’s effect on the nonprofit arts sector

State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance (from the US Chamber of Commerce)

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19-

Operating During COVID-19, Oklahoma Arts Council — in-depth considerations about staff and workplace safety, organizational operations, and programming