CERF+ provides emergency assistance in the form of grants to artists working in craft or materials-based folk/traditional disciplines that are 18 years or older and have resided and worked in the U.S. or U.S. territories for the past 2 years. These artists must have experienced a recent, unforeseen, career threatening emergency.
A new field guide for navigating federal disaster support, created to help demystify federal disaster relief for the arts and culture sector by helping artists and arts organizations see what’s available, understand clearly what isn’t available, and decide if pursuing federal aid is a good use of time.
The Small Business Lease Grant supports the growth and success of small businesses and non-profits by providing grant funding to cover a portion of lease payments for businesses and non-profits leasing new or additional space.
As so many continue the hard work of recovering from the damage done by Ida, the Governor is hosting a webinar to provide information and answer some of the dominant questions on resources. This free event will occur Friday, September 24th, 2021. Registration is required.
This toolkit offers guidance on making critical decisions about your arts or cultural organization’s structure and resilience, and how to preserve your assets whether you are growing, stable, contracting or suspending operations.
Together, we can all help protect our threatened arts and cultural heritage as the Atlantic hurricane season shows no sign of abatement and the California wildfires continue to rage. We can’t provide assistance to cultural institutions and arts organizations if we don’t know who to reach out to.” If you experienced, or know of, damage to organizations or artists in LA, MS, AL, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, and CA, please share any reports of damage with HENTF.
The ARP State and Local Block Grant Tracker, which allows arts organizations, state and local governments and others to enter information about how they are hoping to use ARP funds for the arts sector. The tracker asks for basic information such as location, dollar amount, brief program description, proposed audience/beneficiary, along with where the project is in the approval process (idea, formal proposal, approved, money received). We encourage you to fill out this tracker if you have such a project. It is our hope to not only use the data (which is public) to demonstrate how the arts have been used to help our economy rebuild, but to also identify those projects that were designed to specifically and primarily serve populations that have been or are systemically underrepresented and underserved.
Advocacy • Deadline: Contracts are available now. Contracts must be completed by September 30, 2021. Data collection begins on January 1, 2022. Final reports will be delivered by May 31, 2023. All national,
statewide, and local findings will be released in June 2023.
Arts and Economic Prosperity 6
Americans for the Arts seeks 250 partner organizations to participate in AEP6, their sixth national economic impact study of America’s nonprofit arts and cultural industry.
Contracts must be completed by September 30, 2021.
Data collection begins on January 1, 2022.
Final reports will be delivered by May 31, 2023.
All national, statewide, and local findings will be released in June 2023.