CRISIS NEWS & RESOURCES: ARTISTS & ARTS ORGANIZATIONS MOBILIZE TO STAY AFLOAT
SEVERE FINANCIAL LOSSES FOR STATE'S ARTS REPORTED
Today, California Arts Council (CAC) released results of its preliminary survey on the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the state's artists and arts organizations, and they weren't pretty. Read about it and access the report summary here.
ARTISTS ELIGIBLE FOR EXPANDED COVID-19 BENEFITS
The infographic above has been distributed by entertainment industry and performing arts unions to their members. These government benefits are available to artists in all disciplines regardless of union affiliation. All benefits are processed through state agencies: in California it is the Employment Development Department (EDD). Fastest handling is via online submissions Details may be found here.
ARTS NONPROFITS ELIGIBLE FOR FORGIVABLE SBA LOANS!
Included in the federal CARES Act providing COVID-19 relief and stimulus are SBA (Small Business Administration) loans that are forgiveable (requirements must be met) but that are now open to nonprofit organizations!
RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS & ARTS ORGANIZATIONS - ArtsOC.org
ARTS & CULTURAL EVENTS + CALLS FOR ARTISTS + AUDITIONS + JOBS + CLASSES + VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES -SparkOC.com
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URGENT: PLEASE SIGN ONLINE PETITION NOW TO FREE UP
MORE EMERGENCY FUNDING!
ArtsOC & Californians for the Arts are urging the California Arts Council (CAC) to free up additional funds for emergency relief to the arts community. CAC meets this Wednesday, so please act now.
Sign the online petition here.
OC GROUPS RAISING FUNDS TO AID ARTISTS & SAVE THEIR ORGANIZATIONS
PLEASE DONATE! Here is a partial and evolving list of funding campaigns launched to provide relief to artists & musicians who have lost employment during the crisis and opportunities to aid arts organizations struggling to sustain their operations as a result of cancelled events:
(For artists seeking relief, see article at left about available government benefits plus check out the various emergency resources listed on the California Arts Council website
here and Alliance of Artists Communities website
(Partial List--A complete list of ArtsOC member arts organizations with links to their websites may be found here)
YOU CAN HELP ALL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS NOW BY: JOINING AS A MEMBER, DONATING MONEY, RENEWING YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS, DONATING BACK PURCHASED TICKETS FOR CANCELLED SHOWS. The new federal CARES Act allows for charitable gift tax deductions in 2020 even if you are unable to itemize your deductions, as an added incentive to give.
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