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.
As We Begin to Reopen…
ArtsKC Listens – We want to hear from you…
Let’s talk! Every Thursday from 2-3PM, ArtsKC is hosting a conference call with local artists to talk about the struggles of COVID-19. Join Us via our Facebook page, and help us help you.
Virtual Marketing Classes – ArtsKC hosts weekly presentations and workshops led by industry experts in all areas of the marketing profession. (Temporarily on hold)
From Mid-America Arts Alliance
Individual Artists, please complete this survey from Mid-America Arts Alliance about how COVID-19 has affected your revenue and ability to work. The deadline for completion is March 31.
From United Way 2-1-1
If you need help in the 23-county area covered by United Way of Greater Kansas City, you can get it from United Way 2-1-1. This free service provides access to thousands of resources. Call 2-1-1 and you’ll reach a trained, caring professional seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Or click the link above.
The Quarantine Concerts are a response to the many musicians in Kansas City who have lost their income from the necessary social distancing brought about by the Coronavirus. This page is for both their musicians, their patrons, supporters and fans.
From The Pitch KC
From Fractured Atlas
From Springboard for the Arts
Springboard for the Arts
From Colleen Dillenschneider
PPP/ SBA Funding
PPP2 Info Session
Deadline to apply for PPP, 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 Orgs and individual Artists should reach out!
AltCap intake form to help connect you where you need to go
ArtsKC is accepting donations to help our grantmaking now and for artists and organizations once the coronavirus is remediated but the economic impact is still felt. Please consider donating at ArtsKC.org/Donate
From Chronicle on Philanthropy
The Chronicle on Philanthropy is the most up-to-date resource regarding fundraising. It requires a subscription to read, but this article features excellent data about what the coronavirus could mean for fundraising.
From Responsive Fundraising
From the Center for Disease Control
CDC’s resource page with all the information you need about exactly what is Covid-19 and how it could affect you and your constituents.
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.
From Americans for the Arts
Advice from Americans for the Arts about how the arts sector can prepare for the virus. Please remember to update us with any new information you may have.
From Kansas City, Missouri
KCMO government has issues guidance on dealing with the outbreak of the coronavirus, as well as their plans should cases come to our area.
With presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified in both Kansas and Missouri, local health departments are advising residents to take precautions to help prevent its spread in the Greater Kansas City region.