COVID-19 CULTURAL Resources
Please check this page regularly for updates to resources for Utah's cultural community.
Weekly Utah Cultural Sector Community Update Video Calls
We are holding weekly video calls on Mondays from 3:30 to 4 p.m. to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector, available relief, and inspirational stories. All are invited to join. Our partners are Utah Department of Heritage & Arts; Utah Cultural Alliance; Utah Humanities; Utah Museums Association; and local arts agency partners throughout the state.
Next video call: Monday, April 13, 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Click here to register for this video call.
Click here to watch recordings of past video calls.
Click here to access a Q&A from our March 30 call on SBA loans.
Additional Resources from Utah Division of Arts & Museums
> Here is a link to a tool kit of social media posts for cultural groups to use to promote charitable giving.
> With the Utah Museums Association, we are facilitating online conversations every Tuesday and Friday at 2 p.m. to share ideas about timely topics relevant to the museum community. If you have suggestions for topics or would be willing to lead a topic, please let us know by filling out this form.
Resources from Our Sister Agencies Within Utah Department of Heritage & Arts
> The Utah State Library Division sponsors a daily #CabinFeverStorytime at 10 a.m. weekdays on its Facebook page, featuring readings hosted by librarians.
> The Utah State Library Division has posted an extensive list of featured resources for readers and at-home schooling families, including free downloadable eBooks.
> The Utah STEM Action Center offers STEM in the Home resources, including an updated-every-Wednesday challenge.
> UServeUtah is leading donation drives for medical equipment. You can donate funds here.
> The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs is coordinating resources and communication with underserved and vulnerable populations with this resource page.
Resources for Cultural Organizations
> The State of Utah’s coronavirus website includes a page of valuable resources for the cultural community.
> The State of Utah also has a page for the business community with resources that apply to the cultural sector.
> Be aware that there are predatory organizations seeking to capitalize on the pandemic. There are no fees associated with applying for the COVID-19 small business federal relief programs. If anyone requires a fee to help you apply for these programs, they are not helping you. More here.
> ArtsReady is an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits.
> National Endowment for the Arts has a page of COVID-19 resources for artists and arts organizations.
> Americans for the Arts has a COVID-19 resource and response center.
> The American Alliance of Museums has information for the museum field on COVID-19.
> Utah Nonprofits Association has a variety of resources and webinars about dealing with the effects of COVID-19.
> The American Association for State and Local History will be presenting webinars about managing the COVID-19 crisis.
> The American Association for State and Local History has a technical leaflet about managing an organization through difficult financial times.
> Nonprofit Quarterly has a number of articles about dealing with COVID-19.
> From the Institute of Museum and Library Services: Federal Government Invests $50M in Museums, Libraries to Address Digital Divide During COVID-19
> Know Your Own Bone offers data about business-related best practices for organizations, including likely visitation habits post-pandemic.
> Peak Experience Lab has an article about empathetic audience engagement during the crisis.
> The Museum Computer Network is compiling and updating a list of virtual resources and online collections from around the globe to help sites during the crisis.
> Cuseum has a page of coronavirus resources.
> CultureConnect has a COVID-19 resource center for museums and libraries.
> The National Main Street Center is presenting webinars related to COVID-19 response.
> The Utah Department of Workforce Services COVID-19 page has information about unemployment insurance, child care, food and medical assistance, and a temporary layoff virtual workshop.
> From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
> The Utah Economic Response Task Force has established a Rapid Response Team to help Utah businesses access federal resources. If you have questions regarding the SBA Paycheck Protection Program and/or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, click here.
> The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) has a compilation of resources and updates.
> Zions Bank has a paycheck protection program through the CARES Act.
> Carnegie-Mellon’s Arts Management & Technology Laboratory has content about dealing with COVID-19.
> Capacity Interactive offers digital marketing recommendations.
Resources for Individual Artists and Creative Workers
> A consortium of funders has created the Artist Relief Fund, a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers that will provide $5,000 no-strings-attached grants. It is intended for anyone who earns income from their creative or artistic practice and who has also been affected by COVID-19.
> The Opportunity Agenda is accepting applications for the Creative Change Emergency Assistance Stipends for Artists and Cultural Strategists, which will be distributed in $1,000 increments through July 31.
> Americans for the Arts has created the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, which is designed to capture financial and creative impact of COVID-19 on creative workers.
> Video about how independent contractors can apply for CARES funds
> National Endowment for the Arts
> Artists at Risk Connection
> The SOZE agency Artist + Activist Relief Fund
> Foundation for Contemporary Arts – Emergency Grants
> cerfplus – The Artists Safety Net
> The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program
> The Artists Charitable Fund – medical payment aid
> The Artists Fellowship – emergency aid
> Pollock-Krasner Foundation – grant
> Alliance of Artists Communities
> Sweet Relief
> Comprehensive List of Emergency Funding for Freelancers-National & Local Efforts, updated daily
> SLC Local Fund-Creative Community Fund
> Artist Trust Artist Relief Fund
> Rauschenberg Emergency Grants for Medical Emergencies
> Here’s a summary of the economic impacts on Utah’s cultural sector, conducted by the Utah Cultural Alliance. The survey will be updated weekly.
> Utah Nonprofits Association conducted a survey of the broader nonprofit community in Utah, measuring the impact of COVID-19.
> Americans for the Arts conducted a national survey to measure current and anticipated impact to arts and cultural organizations.