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COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resources for Arts Organizations & Artists

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis sweeping the globe, TACA is aggregating a list of local and national resources to help our arts community navigate this challenging time.

Financial Resources

Urgent Information for Nonprofits Applying for the CARES Act

On Friday, March 27 Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Small Business Administration’s section of the CARES Act applies to nonprofits, with an allocation of $349 billion dollars to keep workers at small businesses and nonprofits employed amid the economic downturn and the COVID-19 pandemic.

This page provides an overview of the CARES Act loans available to nonprofits, a step-by-step guide to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, and some clarifications on the loan application itself.

Learn more about CARES Act Opportunities

Artist Relief Fund

Several national arts grantmakers have joined forces to form Artist Relief—an initiative that includes immediate, unrestricted emergency funding of $5,000 for individual artists of all disciplines, and resources to help those in need due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Learn more or Apply

Dallas Artist Relief Fund

Creating Our Future is a group of artists and arts advocates in Dallas who are raising money to support artists and freelancers who are taking financial hits as a result of closures and lost income from Covid-19. The intention is to collectively raise funds to provide emergency and preventative resources to those at financial risk.

Apply for Support

Strategic & Managerial Resources

DeVos Institute of Arts Management Pro Brono Consulting Opportunity

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management is offering pro bono consultations to any U.S.-based non-profit arts or culture organization between March and June 2020, as a response to the mounting effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.


Capacity Interactive’s CI to Eye: How Arts Organizations Can Survive A Pandemic

Brett Egan, President of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management and Capacity Interactive’s Erik Gensler discuss the seven clear steps arts leaders should consider when institutions are being put to the ultimate test. Brett also provides his guidance around fundraising, marketing, programming, and leadership during this unprecedented time.


Americans for the Arts – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources & Response Center

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) launched a virtual COVID-19 resource center and survey tool to track the impact of the pandemic arts organizations and enable national advocacy for support of the sector


Social Impact Architects – COVID-19 Resource Center

Wondering how nonprofits can persevere during COVID-19? See Social Impact Architects’ latest thinking and blogs, which include up-to-date legislative details, helpful hints and examples, free resources and more in our Coronavirus Nonprofit Center.

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TRG30 Virtual Roundtable Series

TRG Arts has launched a weekly 30-minute virtual roundtable series with CEO Jill Robinson in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In these sessions, participants will receive updates on the impact that TRG Arts is seeing on the industry, best practices on how to manage the short-term impact, and insight into TRG’s counsel on long-term implications and how to bring focus to an organization’s business model for long-term gain.


Practical Tips from the DeVos Institute of Arts Management

Our national colleagues at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, Brett Egan and Michael Kaiser, shared some practical steps for arts leaders in this time of uncertainty in the hopes they will provide guidance for the hard decisions facing them.


Free Resources for Freelance Artists

Compiled by Hannah Fenlon, Abigail Vega, and Ann Marie Lonsdale this list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes local and national resources, grants, and emergency funds.


Community Care in the Time of Coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Arts & Culture has created a resource list for creative community care and teaching, healing, and social justice resources.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Arts Funding: Update and Action Items

Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is sharing resources and guidance on Covid-19 virus and encouraging grantmakers to support their grantees in treating their funding flexibly in these difficult and rapidly shifting circumstances.