News for the Field from the National Endowment for the Arts
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COVID-19 FAQ Updates & Resources
Message from National Endowment for the Arts Chairman
Dear friends,

As America confronts this period of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we want to assure you that one thing will not change: our support for the arts across this great nation.
The National Endowment for the Arts is open for business. Our staff, while working remotely for the next several weeks, is available to you via phone or email, as usual. Our grant application deadlines have not changed, and we look forward to receiving and reviewing our next round of grant applications in the coming weeks.

We know that there are more than five million Americans who make their livelihoods in the broader arts and cultural sector across the country and are potentially at risk. We also know that the arts provide comfort, resilience, wisdom, and the means for self-expression and connection, perhaps even more so during challenging times such as these. We have  FAQs  and  relief resources and opportunities  related to COVID-19 available on our website, and we will continue to update these sections with new information as it becomes available.

As you focus on the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones, please know that we are in this together, and that you can continue to rely on our full support.

With gratitude for all that you do,
Mary Anne Carter
FAQs and Information for Applicants and Grantees in response to COVID-19
The National Endowment for the Arts' website now includes FAQs related to COVID-19. The website will be updated as new information becomes available. Content currently addresses questions around application deadlines, how to manage changes to grant-funded projects, and how to reach Arts Endowment staff.

Recent updates include notice of the extension of deadlines for some grantee final report requirements.
Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
A compilation of resources with national reach for artists and arts organizations is now available on the National Endowment for the Arts' website.

This list will continue to be updated as new resources are announced.
National Endowment for the Arts Panelist Opportunities
Each year, the Arts Endowment contracts with hundreds of individuals to serve as grant review panelists. Participating as a grant review panelist offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the Arts Endowment’s application review process. Arts Endowment panelists receive a stipend for work completed and we are currently recruiting panelists for these roles. Panelists are selected to represent a diverse group of arts experts and other individuals, including at least one knowledgeable layperson. Service can provide an informative overview on current trends and priorities throughout the field. If you are interested in the possibility of panel service, please submit your resume as soon as possible by email .
From the Field
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Americans for the Arts Webinar
Arts and Culture Sector and the Coronavirus:
What We Know and How to Move Forward
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 3pm ET
As the Coronavirus (COVD-19) continues to develop, it's important that Local Arts Agencies and arts and culture organizations consider their preparedness, prevention, and response. Join members of Americans for the Arts’ staff, Ruby Lopez Harper, John Rubsamen, and Narric Rome, with Jan Newcomb, Executive Director of the  National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response , Barbara Davis, Chief Operating Officer of  The Actors Fund , Rhonda Schaller, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Visiting Associate Professor at  Pratt Institute , and a representative from the  National Endowment for the Arts  to hear current information about actions to take, including: planning to consider, handling grant funded projects, managing stress during moments of crisis, and continuing to support artists. This briefing will also include an update on the status of congressional action on economic impact and stimulus funding and how it relates to the arts and cultural sector.
Grantmakers in the Arts Webinar
Emergency Preparedness and Response: COVID19 and the arts ecosystem
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4pm ET
The arts and culture sectors are seeing the negative impacts from strategies of social distancing and limiting travel in the midst of the coronavirus situation. A special 90- minute webinar will feature a panel discussion addressing questions including:
  • What should funders be thinking about related to how they should be supporting grantees?
  • What is the long-term strategy for resiliency?
Contact the Partnership Division
(202) 682-5097
Challenge America and Arts Engagement in American Communities Specialist
Mary Sellers:
Challenge America and
Local Arts Agencies Specialist
Lara Holman Garritano:
States and Regional Specialist
Andi Mathis:

Division Coordinator, Partnership
Jennifer Lindow Eskin:
Director of State, Regional
and Local Partnerships
Michael Orlove:
Assistant Grants Management Specialist Partnership Division
Alexzandra Fogle: