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Collection Updated: 31 May 2020

COVID-19 Advocacy Resources

U.S. Conference of Mayors
Resolutions Supporting COVID-19 Relief for Arts and Cultural Institutions

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has issued a set of resolutions that demonstrate local support for the arts, call for increased federal assistance for the industry, and articulate the many reasons this support is warranted.

OPERA America
Act Now: Congress Plans Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Congress is working on its fourth package of federal relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be making decisions about policies that will affect companies, artists, and the communities they serve. As discussions unfold throughout June, it's important to keep your elected officials informed about concerns and losses that are not being addressed and to tell them about opera's unique capacity to support the U.S. economy, uplift the human spirit, and provide lifelong learning.

Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts
During Economic Highs and Lows, the Arts Are Key Segment of U.S. Economy

According to the latest data issued today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, the arts remain a vital component of the U.S. economy.

OPERA America
COVID-19 Congressional Action

A bipartisan relief package is moving through Congress that includes support for individuals and nonprofits.

The Performing Arts Alliance
OPERA America Advocacy Message to Congress

The federal government is considering new forms of economic relief, and eligibility for nonprofit opera companies and artists is essential. It will be likely that opera companies and other nonprofit organizations will need to enlist the help of elected officials to access any relief that may become available, so those relationships need to be developed or strengthened now.

National Endowment for the Arts
FAQ for Applicants and Current Grantees

The National Endowment for the Arts is providing updates on its various granting programs and federal COVID relief.