On March 27, 2020, Congress passed an historic $2.3 trillion CARES Act package to financially support small businesses and gig workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 21, additional funds were added to replenish the most popular programs. Now, Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund need your help capturing data on how arts groups and individual artists have tapped these funds, including IRS stimulus funds, SBA loans, and pandemic unemployment.
Please take five minutes to complete our CARES Act Arts Funding Tracker. We are collecting this data from arts and cultural nonprofit organizations and commercial companies, as well as self-employed arts workers and independent arts contractors. This data will help us quickly inform Congress and other decision-makers how the CARES Act impacted the arts sector—and what the needs are for the future. This is also the place for you to tell YOUR story about how the arts are being engaged in your community’s COVID-19 response or recovery effort.
The tracker is intended for organizations and individuals that have applied for CARES Act funding. Please also share with others in your network who have applied for funds. Thank you in advance for contributing to our research!