COVID-19 Advocacy & Resources

Part of this has been transitioned from the WAA Roundup: Novel Coronavirus & the Performing Arts. Please note that all future updates will be made to this page. 

Have an article that you found particularly useful that we didn’t highlight or a strategy you’re employing at your own organization that you would like to share with the WAA community? Please reach out to staff@westarts.org

Menu

WAA will also be sending out a weekly newsletter specific to COVID-19 and the performing arts via the Rasa.io platform. If you would like to receive the newsletter, subscribe below. 

 

 


Highlights (Trending Resources) Updated Weekly

 

WESTAF COVID-19 Arts Impact Survey | WESTAF | June 1, 2020

A report detailing the results of its survey on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the creative sector in the western region.

Grants Available | Performing Arts Readiness | May 27, 2020

PPP Load Forgiveness Treasury Guide | The Department of the Treasury | May 22, 2020

Additional guidance regarding PPP loan applications and forgiveness. 

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide | Event Safety Alliance | May 12, 2020

The Reopening Guide addresses health and sanitary issues that event and venue professionals need to consider in order to protect both patrons and workers. 

 


WAA-Specific COVID-19 Updates

  • May 19, 2020: Executive Director announces the in-person conference is not viable. Plans for a virtual conference underway. Read the full message HERE.
  • April 30, 2020: WAA Conference registration is postponed. Read the full announcement HERE
  • March 24, 2020: WAA has canceled the Tijuana Pre-Conference. Read the full announcement HERE

 


Upcoming Webinars

The Performing Arts Readiness Project has a number of upcoming webinars pertaining to emergency preparedness and navigating the pandemic. Registration is free and linked below

6/23/20: Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations 

  • Recording for the 4/21/20 session of this webinar is available here

6/30/20: How to Ask for $ in Tough Times: 12 Tactics in 24 minutes

7/7/20: Risk Assessment for Performing Arts Organizations

  • Recording of the 5/15/18 session of this webinar is available here

7/21/20: Protecting Your Assets: Managing Legacy Materials for Performing Arts Organizations

  • Recording of the 2/7/18 session of this webinar is available here

8/4/20: Pandemic Response for Performing Arts Organizations

8/12/20: Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts

  • Recording of the 5/28/20 session of this webinar is available here. 

8/13/20: Safety and Security for Performing Arts

  • Recording of the 4/23/20 session of this webinar is available here

8/20/20: Crisis Communication and Reputation Management for Performing Arts Organizations

  • Recording of the 5/9/19 session of this webinar is here

TBD: Community Recovery Through Arts and Culture

TBD: Crisis Engagement: 12 Tasks to Sustain Donors in Turbulent Times

TBD: Disaster Response for Performing Arts Organizations

TBD: Health and Safety in the Performing Arts

  • Recording of the 5/14/20 session of this webinar is available here

TBD: Managing Stress from Home

  • Recording of the 5/6/20 session of this webinar is available here

TBD: Pandemic Planning for the Performing Arts

  • Recording of the 4/21/20 session of this webinar is available here

TBD: Understanding Cybersecurity for Performing Arts Organizations

  • Recording of the 1/18/18 session of this webinar is available here

Past Webinars Recordings

Western Arts Alliance, in partnership with the Alliance of Performing Arts Conference (APAC)*, is helping to organize a series of webinars in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the webinars and their recordings listed below. 

5/27/20: Disruption & Innovation: Creative Performing Arts Responses to COVID-19 

5/19/20: Reopening the Performing Arts: Event Safety in the COVID-19 Era 

5/12/20: Moving Forward Together: Best Practices for Maintaining Relationships and Booking New Dates 

4/28/20: Ask an Expert: Tech Tips and Tricks for Successful Livestreaming | Part 2 

  • Read The Legal Landscape of Live Streaming, a resource document created as a follow up to the Ask an Expert webinars Pt 1 & 2. Prepared by JioSaavn, Tamizdat/CoveyLaw, and BigRoom. 

4/21/20: Ask an Expert: The Legal Landscaping of Livestreaming | Part 1 

4/14/20: Putting the Puzzle Together: COVID-19 Relief for Performing Artists, Arts Workers, and Arts Organizations 

4/8/20: Managing Stress from Home 

3/27/20: Ask an Expert: Contracts, insurance, visas, employment and legislation in the COVID-19 era

3/18/20: We Art Stronger Together: Navigating the Coronavirus 

* APAC includes Arts Midwest, Arts Northwest, ArtsReady, Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), Folk Alliance International, North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA), North Carolina Presenters Consortium (NCPC), International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), South Arts and Western Arts Alliance (WAA). 

Other Webinars

Howlround: Livestreaming Panel, Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic  | Recorded 3/16/20


National Resources

Americans for the Arts | COVID-19 Resource & Response Center

Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) | COVID-19 Resources 

Arts Ready | Information During the Impact of the Coronavirus 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Leading US Response 

Creative Capital | List of Artist Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Event Safety Alliance | Multiple Resource Types

Freelance Artist Resource | Resources for Freelance Artists 

Grantmaker in the Arts | Multiple Resource Types

Music Covid Relief | Multiple Resources for Music Professionals 

National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response | COVID-19 Preparedness for Arts Sector

National Endowment for the Arts | COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations 

North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) | COVID-19 Resource Page

Performing Arts Readiness | Multiple Resource Types

Theatre Communication Group | Response to COVID-19 

World Health Organization | Key Planning Recommendations for Mass Gatherings 

 


Regional Resources 

Arts Midwest | COVID-19 Resource Page

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation | COVID-19 Resource Page

New England Foundation for the Arts | COVID-19 Resource Page

South Arts | General Grant & Funding Opportunities 

WESTAF | COVID-19 Resources & Information

 
 

Resources by State 

ALASKA

  • Alaska Arts & Culture Foundation & Alaska State Council on the Arts | COVID-19 Resource Page
  • The Municipality of Anchorage Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant | Emergency Funds

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

COLORADO

HAWAI'I

IDAHO

MONTANA

NEVADA

NEW MEXICO

OREGON

TEXAS

UTAH

WASHINGTON

WYOMING

CANADA

 

Health Authority Offices by State

Alaska Arizona California
Idaho Montana Nevada
New Mexico Oregon Texas
Washington Wyoming Utah
Canadian Provinces    

 

Tags: