COVID-19 CULTURAL Resources


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.

> Register for our next call here. 

> Watch recordings of past video calls. 

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

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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. 

Resources for Cultural Organizations




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

> 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 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. 
> 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 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. 
> 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.