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
Kickstarter List of Events has a listing of events affected by COVID-19, as well as virtual events.

Survey Reports

> 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.