Join Keiter CPAs Jim Chinn and Scott Zickefoose to learn more about the details (as they continue to evolve) of the latest components to the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, authorized in December. As many of you are working to determine whether your organization might best leverage the SBA's Shuttered Venue Operator versus an additional round of Payroll Protection Program grants, or even Economic Injury Disaster Loans; hear more about the criteria and process, as it is know, and ask questions you may have. In addition, the team will cover the latest round of Unemployment Insurance, for the benefit of indivduals/artists.
For the full overview of Coronavirus Relief Options, visit here.
Thank you to all who attended the 2021 Art Works for Virginia Conference, A New State of the Arts: Reimagined, Reinvented, Restored. We hope you found it to be a valuable experience. We want to know what you thought. Please take a few moments to complete this survey. We value what you have to say and will incorporate your feedback into future planning.
If you have additional questions or comments, please email email@example.com. Emails received will be forwarded to the most appropriate member of the team.
Please complete the latest Impact Survey for Arts Organizations
As we continue to activate awareness of the ongoing impacts of the pandemic to arts organizations and artists across the Commonwealth, we want to hear from you. Most specifically, for now, we are asking organizational leaders to complete this Impact Survey. It may take 10 - 15 minutes, but will provide invaluable information to both the Virginia Commission for the Arts and Virginians for the Arts to ensure the impacts to the arts remain in view. We aim to have a similar instrument for artists in the coming weeks, but continue to hear from folks directly, and we are sharing the stories.
Rural Arts Education Webinar: Finding Your Own Yellow Brick Road in Challenging Times, A National Dialogue
Gain greater understanding of the rural context by engaging with national experts, Dr. Lisa Donovan, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Clayton W. Lord, Americans for the Arts, and California expert, Peggy Burt, Mindful Strategies;
Learn a mapping process from Americans for the Arts based on a metaphorical frame of Emerald City to uncover key components to consider when expanding arts education in rural communities;
Consider perspectives from next generation leaders; and
Walk away with a process and a custom map to begin shaping strategies.
Earlier this week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released additional FAQs for the The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, which is Section 324 of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act (Economic Aid Act) signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020.
Information will be updated as new information becomes available and additional program details are finalized.
Federal Resources for Creative Community Development Webinar Coming February 9
Are you looking for funding to support a community development or creative placemaking initiative? If so, be sure to check out theFederal Resources for Creative Community Development webinar taking place on Tuesday, February 9, at 4 PM (ET). This free seminar will offer a curated list of federal grant programs relevant to equitable community development and the arts, along with application tips and dialogue with placemaking practitioners who have successfully tapped into public funds. Visit http://bit.ly/2LdRvDc for complete session details and registration information.