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.

TACA Emergency Arts Relief Fund

The TACA Emergency Arts Relief Fund is a resource dedicated to provide short-term immediate relief to Dallas nonprofit arts organizations who have experienced lost revenue or increased expenses due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. Eligible organizations can receive awards of up to $10,000.

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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

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

Late last week, 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


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.


A Message from Terry D. Loftis
Responding to the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

In accordance with advice from health experts, TACA staff is working from home. Business operations will continue as normal, with staff available via business email addresses.

To read the entire statement, click here. 
For resources related to COVID-19, click here.