Covid – 19 

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on our arts and cultural community – locally, regionally and nationally. Throughout the past few months, arts and culture has risen with resiliency, creativity and commitment.

This page shares updates and compiled links to resources for funding, guidelines, webinars, programming and best practices as they become available. Scroll below to view latest news and resources.

The Network’s e-newsletters and private Facebook group have also been used to quickly share resources and updates. Please subscribe and share. 

We will also share spotlights on the amazing response and individual stories as we all navigate through these uncertain times.


New to Know & In the News

2/19/21: New SBA Update to Shuttered Venues

“Earned Revenue” will be the measurement in determining which Priority Period an organization qualifies for in awarding Shuttered Venue Grants. This is welcome news to the nonprofit performing and presenting arts community because they will not be required to include their contributed revenue in the calculation to determine if they had at least a 90%, 70% or 25% revenue loss between April 2020 through December 2020, in comparison to 2019.  LINK TOO FULL UPDATE & RESOURCES.

2/11/21: COVID-19 Arts Relief; Proposed Legislation

LINK TO Arts Action Fund 2/11 update & latest resources for PPP, SVO, EIDL, and proposed arts related relief in current COVID relief bill in Congress.

Covid Resources


COVID Aid Resources

COVID Aid Resources

Link to American for the Arts most recent resources for COVID-19 Economic Aid available to arts and cultural ...

Programming Tools & Best Practices

Colleagues in the Network, throughout Michigan and beyond have been sharing resources, tools and best practices as we all pivot our programming and planning in response to COVID-19. Several are noted above, here are some added links to tools, reports and best practices.

 What’s Working Well

Spotlighting Our Network

  • Michigan Legacy Art Park & Interlochen Public Radio teamed up to create a classical playlist to accompany an outdoor hike (or virtual tour) through the sculpture park LINK HERE for a recap and taste.
  • Six organizations – Art Rapids, Arts for All of Northern Michigan, Crooked Tree Art Center, Glen Arbor Arts, Oliver Arts Center, Parallel 45, and joined forces for Wellness Wednesdays with a weekly series of online elementary age arts programming. Take a look here.