ArtsWestchester connects our arts community, a large and active family of more than 150 members listed in our Cultural Organizations Directory. Use our directory to connect directly with museums and performing arts centers, theater groups, orchestras and more.
ArtsWestchester provides this community with grants, technical assistance, marketing services and rehearsal space, to ensure that Westchester can continue to thrive and grow as a Mecca for artistic endeavor and creative activity.
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COVID-19 Resources for Organizations:
ArtsWestchester continues to closely monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and the Federal government as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus. We care about the health and safety of our artists, arts organizations, members, staff and board in Westchester and for the entire country. We have collected a list of resources below for artists and arts groups and we will update this page as news and more relief resources become available.
If you have questions or need assistance with funding opportunities or grants please contact:
Lisa Hofflich | Hudson Valley Regional Director
Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Hudson Valley Office: 845-875-4585
|U,S, Small Business Administration (SBA) Shuttered Venue Operators Grant||Are you a theatrical producer, talent representative, venue promoter or do you operate a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution and have been impacted by COVID-19? Register for SBA’s webinar on Thursday, January 14, for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act. Eligible organizations with a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive up to a $10 million grant under the program. Learn more about this new program HERE.|
|U.S. Small Business Paycheck Protection Program||The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SBA is currently offering:
>>>> First Draw PPP Loans for first time program participants. For more information click HERE.
>>>> Second Draw PPP Loans beginning January 13, 2021 for certain businesses who have previously received a PPP loan. To learn more click HERE.
|AGMA Relief Fund||Any AGMA member in good standing is entitled and encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the AGMA Relief Fund. Grants are awarded based on need and AGAM are taking into account COVID-19 related issues. To apply click here.|
|Community Capital New York Emergency Express Loan||For Small Businesses in Westchester and the Hudson Valley impacted by COVID-19.
If your small business needs immediate working capital, our Emergency Express Loan can help you bridge the gap up to $10,000.
|Max’s Kansas City Emergency Grants||The Max’s Kansas City project provides emergency funding & resources to professionals in the creative arts in New York State who can demonstrate need. To apply click here.|
|COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits and Community-Based Organizations||A comprehensive list of national, State, and local resources for our grantees and other partners that may help their organizations and the New Yorkers they serve during these difficult times. NYSHealth will continue to add more resources and initiatives as they are made available.|
|SAG-AFTRA Members COVID-19 Disaster Fund||The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has created the COVID-19 Disaster Fund that is now available to eligible SAG-AFTRA members who have been impacted by this pandemic. To apply click here.|
|Assistance and Guidance for NYC Small Businesses||New York will provide relief for businesses across the City seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19 in the form of zero interest loans, information regarding grant retention and guidance on best practices. For more information and to apply, click here.|
|Americans for the Arts||The Americans for the Arts are providing a host of resources ranging from surveys on impact, recommended steps of preparation, and relief and granting efforts for artist and arts groups. To submit information to the survey, click here.|
|ArtsReady||ArtsReady provides an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, and provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. For more information and to apply, click here.|
|Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund||Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund will support of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists and arts administrators who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19. To apply click here.|
|GrantWatch Covid-19 Grants available.||GrantWatch lets you know what government and foundation grants are currently available through our user friendly grants search and grant summaries. To learn more, click here.|
|NYC Community Trust Response & Impact Fund||The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund was created to aid NYC-based nonprofits struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus. It will be providing up to $75 M in grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs. To apply click here.|
|United Way COVID-19 Response Fund||The United Way of Westchester and Putnam will be awarding grants to nonprofits that are directly helping underprivileged populations that have been displaced or actively impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Westchester County. To apply click here.|
|National Endowment for Arts | Care Act Funding Guidelines||The National Endowment for the Arts announced its guidelines to distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations impacted by COVID-19. $75 million has been appropriated to the National Endowment for the Arts through the CARES Act. To learn more about application guidelines, submission deadlines and eligibilty, click here.|
Americans for the Arts
Provides leadership, advocacy, visibility, professional development, research and information to advance support for arts and culture
National Art Education Association
Largest professional art education association in the world
National Endowment for the Arts
Provides grants, research, and support to the arts, many free publications and articles available online
New York Foundation on the Arts
Provides leadership, advocacy, financial and informational support for artists and organizations
New York City Arts In Education Roundtable
Enables arts organizations that provide arts education in New York City schools and communities to meet and share information about the field, and provides information about arts education to the media, government, and general public
New York State Alliance for Arts Education
Creates networks and partnership opportunities for educators and arts professionals
New York State Council on the Arts
State fundraising agency for activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations
New York Council of Non-Profits, Inc.
NYCON works to build the capacity of nonprofits and communities, in an effort to enhance the quality of life in New York State. The organization provides a wide array of specialized technical assistance services, including legal and financial, to nonprofits of all kinds in a staff-based, multidisciplinary team model. NYCON also provides an array of group purchasing, insurance and employee benefits in the context of membership, helping to build a long term, multi-layered service relationship with member nonprofits.
Art DEADLINES List
A monthly newsletter providing information about competitions, calls for proposals, funding opportunities, etc.
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is an arts service organization that serves the needs of the diverse Latino arts and cultural communities in the United States.
College Art Association
The College Art Association supports all practitioners and interpreters of visual art and culture, including artists and scholars, who join together to cultivate the ongoing understanding of art as a fundamental form of human expression.
National clearinghouse on foundation and corporate giving
International non-profit job, intern, and volunteer listing site
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
Established in 1984, NPCC informs and connects nonprofit leaders, saves nonprofits money, and strengthens the nonprofit sector’s relations with government.
Comprehensive source of technology information for nonprofit organizations
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Free arts-related legal assistance and workshops for low-income artists and arts organizations
Westchester Association of Development Officers
Networking and professional development opportunities
League of American Orchestras
Service organization for symphony and chamber orchestras
International Sculpture Center
A member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.
Greater Hudson Heritage Network
Serves member cultural organizations, their staffs, their boards and their communities in New York State, offering consultations and assistance, a resource network and professional development opportunities to advance the work of historians, historic house museums, heritage centers, historic sites, archives and libraries.
Museum Association of New York
Service organization for museums in New York State, offers professional development, advocacy and promotion.
New York Folklore Society
Publications, technical assistance, conferences, forums and other activities for organizations and individuals engaged in folk arts programming
Theatre Communications Group
Grants for theaters and theater artists, professional development, industry research, and advocacy
Institute for Museum and Library Services
Independent Federal agency supporting the nation’s museums and libraries
New York State
Information for employers, Governor Pataki, New York State Assembly, New York State Senate
New York Innovative Communities Network (aka New York State Urban Council)
A statewide not-for-profit organization created to facilitate and encourage the revitalization and development of central business districts in cities, towns and villages in NYS.
Volunteer New York!
A one-stop resource devoted to increasing volunteerism in Westchester and our surrounding communities.
Westchester County Government
Events listings, Westchester County Databook, County Executive, Westchester County Board of Legislators
Westchester County Office of Tourism
Resource for cultural and historic events and activities, accommodations and transportation for county residents, visitors and business travelers
The Business Council of Westchester
Addresses a broad range of public affairs, area development, economic and business development and small business issues in Westchester County
Westchester County Association
Serves as a forum for addressing economic development and other countywide business and economic issues
Westchester Library System
Search library catalogs, access online resources, research library services and events throughout Westchester
BLOGS OF INTEREST
http://blog.artsusa.org/ – Americans for the Arts blog
http://www.artsforla.org/blog – Arts for LA blog
http://www.thisandthatbyjl.com – ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsams’ Blog
http://www.westaf.org/blog/ – Barry’s Blog: News Advice and Opinion for Arts Administrators
https://bootcamp.berkeley.edu/blog/mental-health-resources-to-help-prevent-creative-and-professional-burnout/ – UC Berkeley | BootCamps
http://philanthropy.com/section/Blogs/208/ – Chronicle of Philanthropy Blog
http://www.kennedy-center.org – The Kennedy Center – ArtsManager.org is the blog. It’s FREE to join.
http://www.marketingfornonprofits.org – Marketing for Nonprofits: New Voices for a New World
http://modite.com/blog/ – Modite: Career and Life Advice for Generation Y
https://nonprofitblogexchange.wordpress.com/ – Non Profit Blog Exchange: News about the Nonprofit Blog Exchange, Nonprofit Blogging, Blogging, and Nonprofit Technology
http://pndblog.typepad.com/pndblog/ – PhilanTopic: A blog of opinion and commentary from Philanthropy News Digest
http://www.robertegger.org/blog/ – Robert Egger’s Piece of Mind: One Voice for Change
http://www.artsjournal.com/artfulmanager/ – The Artful Manager: Andrew Taylor on the Business of Arts & Culture
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arts/ – HuffPost Arts – The internet newspaper: news blogs video community