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COVID-19: Resources for Organizations

Please respond to this national arts and culture sector impact survey

Americans for the Arts has developed this 5-minute survey to collect information about the financial and human impacts that the spread of the coronavirus have had on arts and cultural organizations. The survey also collects basic information about the participating organizations so that the data can be parsed by specific geographic regions, artistic disciplines, and budget categories.

COVID-19 Resources for Cultural Organizations

As coordinators of two statewide networks: VACDaRN (the Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster and Resilience Network, co-coordinated with the Vermont State Archives) and the Vermont Creative Network, we are reaching out through those networks and others to collect timely and comprehensive information about the impacts being experienced by arts and cultural organizations. 

Respond to state and national cultural organization impact surveys

As of 3/18/20, we have closed the Council’s “COVID-19 and Vermont Cultural Organizations” survey. We very much appreciate the 30+ responses we received. As the situation has evolved, two new, more encompassing tools for collecting impact data have been developed, and we encourage members of Vermont’s creative sector to use these moving forward:

Vermont Businesses and Organizations

The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development has developed an online survey for accepting impact info. They are no longer accepting impact information via the email address announced previously.

National Arts and Culture Sector Survey

Americans for the Arts has developed this 5-minute survey to collect information about the financial and human impacts that the spread of the coronavirus have had on arts and cultural organizations. The survey also collects basic information about the participating organizations so that the data can be parsed by specific geographic regions, artistic disciplines, and budget categories.

Webinars to help you prepare

Ask an Expert: Contracts, insurance, visas, employment and legislation in the COVID-19 era: Friday March 27, 1 - 2 p.m. (Ask an Expert Facebook Event)

Join the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences* for an upcoming free webinar, Ask an Expert: Contracts, insurance, visas, employment, and legislation in the COVID-19 Era. This informative panel presentation will gather a group of legal experts to discuss and answer questions about the current business, legal, and financial realities facing the performing arts sector. We will be accepting questions *IN ADVANCE ONLY* for this session. Guest speakers include Heather Noonan (League of American Orchestras), Matthew Covey (Tamizdat), and more. Please RSVP to the Facebook event here to help spread the word! 

VBSR Webinar: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – socially responsible considerations to keep your business and community safe: Monday March 16, 2020 (Recorded, and available for download)
 
In this VBSR webinar, Duane Peterson, Co-President of SunCommon and VBSR board member, explores and outlines precautions and opportunities that businesses can take to be socially responsible about Coronavirus and play a leadership role in protecting their employees, clients, and communities. VBSR staff also provide more information and resources for businesses on COVID-19 during this webinar.

Originally held on Monday, March 16th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

Download the VBSR webinar on socially responsible business considerations (clicking the link will cause the file to begin downloading immediately).

Theater Communications Group webinar: Coronavirus Preparedness for Theatres: March 6, 2020

The Theatre Communications Group held a webinar on March 6, with information relevant for any performing arts organization. This hour-long recording provides a holistic take on preparedness for theatres, including: a deeper understanding of the virus from an epidemiologist's perspective; general preparedness strategies; how to forecast budget shifts should productions be cancelled; how to navigate insurance; and how the theatre field might take collective action to weather this potential crisis. It also addresses solidarity and sensitivity toward those most impacted by the outbreak. View the recorded Theater Communications Group presentation.

Event Safety Alliance webinar: March 4, 2020

Our colleagues at Event Safety Alliance hosted a free webinar on preparing your organization for a Coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. View the recorded Event Safety Alliance presentation.

How to Plan a Virtual Event on Vimeo 

Vimeo’s live production team offers advice on how schools, event coordinators, marketers, and more are evolving their event strategies to optimize engaging live streaming experiences. 

How to Host a Watch Party on Facebook

With Facebook’s Watch Party feature, you can watch tons of videos and shows with members of groups you’re in on Facebook. This could be helpful for filmmakers or other artists whose screenings had to be cancelled.