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.
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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.
Americans for the Arts and Artist Relief, with support from the Ford Foundation, have launched a new COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists. This revised survey enables the partners to gauge what is happening to our creative economy and address what is needed to provide relief and spur recovery.
Keep Jersey Arts Alive is a digital public value campaign that highlights the importance of the arts in New Jersey, and why the industry's survival is critical to the state's overall recovery. The Keep Jersey Arts Alive website offers videos and state- and county-wide impact data to illustrate how the arts affect every corner of the state. Check it out to learn what you can do to Keep Jersey Arts Alive!