Utah Cultural Sector Community Update Video Calls

We're holding video calls as needed 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.

> Register for our next call here. 

> Watch recordings of past video calls. 

> Access a Q&A from our March 30 call on SBA loans.

> View an archive of our Utah Cultural Sector Community Update e-newsletters containing additional resources. 


Additional Resources from Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Here is information about the recipients of our Create In Utah grants. 

Our agency has been hosting discipline-specific online conversations. These conversations are an opportunity for us to share updates and for peer-to-peer sharing. Here are notes from past conversations; some notes include links to video recordings of the calls. 

With the Utah Museums Association, we are facilitating online conversations every Friday at 2 p.m. to share ideas. If you have suggestions for topics or would be willing to lead a topic, please fill out this form. 

Resources for Cultural Organizations

> Create In Utah grants
> A list of SBA-approved Utah lenders
> State of Utah COVID-19 Event Planning Template (Fillable) 
> From ArtsWA, Oregon Arts Commission, and Arts Idaho: Creative Borrowing: An Economic Asset for COVID-19 Recovery

> Salt Lake County has a helpful flyer about the Orange-level guidelines for cultural venues. 
> The Utah Tourism Industry Association has partnered with Google and Truly360 to offer a limited amount of free services for tourism-specific businesses.
> The NDN Collective’s COVID-19 Response Project seeks to help those who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities. 
> Navigating COVID-19: How to Save Your Business is a series of webinars from the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business.
> The U.S. Small Business Administration has a webpage devoted to coronavirus relief options. 
> The Mainstreet Preservation Grant was provided by the Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Job Opportunities Foundation.
> The Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership between FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution, has published the COVID-19 Resource Hub, a web portal to an array of resources that can help the cultural sector.
> The State of Utah's coronavirus website includes a page of valuable resources for the cultural community, as well as a page for the business community with resources that apply to the cultural sector.
> 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. 
> 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. 
> American Association for State and Local History will be presenting webinars about managing the COVID-19 crisis and also has a technical leaflet about managing an organization through difficult financial times
> Nonprofit Quarterly has a number of articles about dealing with COVID-19. 
> Know Your Own Bone offers data about business-related best practices for organizations.
> Museum Computer Network has compiled 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. 
> 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.
> Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) has a compilation of resources and updates. 
> Zions Bank has a paycheck protection program through the CARES Act

Resources for Artists

> Artists Sunday is an art-focused shopping day the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, similar to Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Here's the artist directory. 
> How Musicians Can Stay Healthy During COVID-19
> 10 Creative Ways Musicians Can Earn Money from Home During COVID-19  
> TRAIN: Teachers of Remote Arts Instruction Network connects students with musicians, craftspeople, and tradition-bearers offering online instruction.
> Sundance Institute has programs for artists hurt economically by the coronavirus pandemic. 
> 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. 
> Artist Relief Fund is a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers that will provide $5,000 no-strings-attached grants. 
> Americans for the Arts has created the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers.
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
> 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

Resources from Our Sister Agencies

> The Department of Heritage & Arts has created a tool kit of social media posts for cultural groups to use to promote charitable giving. 
> The Utah State Library Division sponsors a daily #CabinFeverStorytime at 10 a.m. weekdays on its Facebook page.
> The Utah State Library Division has posted an extensive list of featured resources for readers and at-home schooling families.
> The Utah STEM Action Center offers STEM in the Home resources, including an updated-every-Wednesday challenge.
> UServeUtah is leading donation drives for funding and medical equipment.
> The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs is coordinating resources and communication with underserved and vulnerable populations.