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Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent, unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists in need who are practicing in the disciplines of visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, or choreography.

Arts Field Guide for Federal Disaster Relief - Produced by the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response


Ventilation Guidance from webinar on 6/9/2021


Grants Available for Connecticut Museums

ART and Harvard Public Health Reopening Guide for Theaters, addressing updates to safety protocols based on new research


PHASE 3 Reopening Guidelines


The Harvard School of Public Health/American Repertory Theatre Roadmap to Recovery

IATSE Recovery Plan

Award-Winning RWS Entertainment Group Partners with Public Safety Expert Crowd RX to Create Universal Health Protocols to Keep Performing Artists Safe

IATSE Releases COVID Safety Guidelines for Broadway Return

Reopen Connecticut - Sector Rules for 2nd phase
American Association of Community Theatres & Event Safety Alliance Webinar Series
Event Safety Alliance Re-opening Guide
Connecticut’s Arts and Culture Industry Guidelines for Operating During Covid-19
Resources for Musicians & Music Educators
Resources for Dancers & Dance Educators

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

As municipal officials begin to allow small groups of people to gather in public even while the fight against COVID-19 continues, there is a tremendous need for guidance how small events and venues can reopen as safely as possible under these incredibly challenging circumstances. In response, the Event Safety Alliance released The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide.  


State Operating Guidelines for the Arts & Culture Industry During COVID-19

CAA, in partnership with the Connecticut Office of the Arts and our state’s nine Designated Regional Services Organizations, has released COVID-19 Operating Guidelines for Connecticut’s Arts & Culture industry.

The guide is designed to aid arts and culture organizations when they reopen in accordance with the rules and recommendations of both state and federal government, and presents information that is currently recommended and/or mandated as of the date of issuance.

  • EIDL – Economic Injury Disaster Loan (approved by the government through CT banks)

    • Available for non profits and small businesses

    • No lawyer fees

    • Interest rate is 2.75%

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