RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS & ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
As arts organizations, nonprofits, and small businesses are impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we look to share resources to support our community.
This page is an evolving list of resources for information, exchange, and support in this time. Click on the tab below to expand the list on the topic.
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)