The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on our arts and cultural community – locally, regionally and nationally. For well over a year, 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.

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This has been a very challenging time for all and yet, despite hard economics and uncertainty, our regional arts and cultural community has risen to to show amazing response, resiliency and creative collabaoration  Kudos to all for your courage, your creativity and your entrepreneurial spirit as we all navigate through these uncertain times.

New to Know & In the News

Michigan Opens to Full Capacity 6/22

All indoor and outdoor settings increase to 100% capacity.
Face masks no longer required

On June 17, Governor Gretchen Whitmer  accelerated the end of all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking as COVID-19 cases continue to plummet following increased vaccinations. Effective June 22, capacity in both indoor and outdoor settings increase to 100% and the state will no longer require residents to wear a face mask.

Link to Order Rescinding Epidemic & Emergency Orders

In addition to the Gatherings and Mask Order, additional orders are being rescinded as of June 22. including:

Additionally, some orders will remain in effect to protect vulnerable populations in corrections, long-term care, and agriculture. Public health measures will continue for reporting requirements and COVID testing to make sure areas where community spread is high are identified, kids are safe in school and free COVID-19 tests are available.

(From: Traverse Connect, 6/17/2021)

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.