The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has resulted in disruption of all of our lives and has adversely impacted all of us involved in arts and culture – artists, musicians, actors, dancers, arts organizations, galleries, entertainment venues, schools, and of course all of us who participate as attendees. We are in a period of retrenchment, with the prospect of lost jobs, business closures, and flat-out loneliness. Yet, as has been said several times lately, we are all in this together, and we will eventually pull through and be stronger.
To help individual artists and arts organizations through this unusual time, here are some resources put together by our friends and colleagues across the state and nation.
At Arts Missoula, we wish you all well during this stressful time.
-Tom and the Arts Missoula team
Artists and Nonprofits:
Apply for a Direct Economic Injury Disaster Loan from Small Business Administration.
Extensive list of grants and resources for Artists and Nonprofits from WBUR, Boston.
Families, Students & Educators:
Homeschooling is not the same as Crisis Schooling: Advice during COVID-19 shutdowns. Article from Heather Anne.
Guidance Issued by US Department of Labor:
The US Department of Labor has published its initial guidance on the Families First Act. Undoubtedly more information will be available soon, but these documents offer clarification on some aspects of the Act.
Guidance for Employees: who is eligible, how to calculate pay, duration of leave, and more
Guidance for Employers: who is covered, qualifying reasons for leave, tax credits, and more
Questions and Answers: frequently asked questions
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