COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Kansas City Arts

ArtsKC has compiled resources for our local artists, arts leaders, and arts organizations to help endure the coronavirus outbreak.

We’ve all heard the recent news about how the coronavirus is affecting our country and our economy. Information about how it affects the arts sector is critical to the preparations of our performances and exhibitions. We have included several resources for you as members of our arts community to help you navigate the tricky moment in which we find ourselves.

ArtsKC has begun to put plans in place in the event that our staff needs to work from home either for personal wellness or the wellness of all staff. We are continuing to review materials and resources to add to our understanding of this virus and how our sector can best be prepared. We will pass along new and relevant information as we receive it. Please reach out to us with any tools or resources you think may be helpful to our community.

American Rescue Plan

Learn details included in the relief legislation passed in early March 2021, including SVOG and SBA details for venues and organizations.

Find Details Here

PPP/ SBA Funding

PPP2 Info Session – February 24, 2021

Deadline to apply for PPP is March 31st. AltCap cuts off new applications by March 23rd! Please view the recording of the information/Q&A session by ArtsKC and AltCap specifically for the arts community.

Alt-Cap can help identify the best route to move forward with either PPP or SVOG depending on your current situation. Both organizations and individual artists are encouraged to  reach out!

PPP info session with CBIZ

Information on forgiveness

Overview of recent PPP changes

This AltCap intake form to help connect you where you need to go.


National and local resources for financial assistance, virtual events, legislation, etc.


National and local resources for funding, virtual programming, legislation, employer practices, etc.


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