Coronavirus Recommendations and Resources

ArtPride understands that public health and safety are top priorities for the arts sector. We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on our community, and we are compiling resources as they become available.

Weekly COVID-19 Impact Webinar

You're invited to join!
ArtPride New Jersey Update on COVID-19 Policy Affecting NJ Arts
Fridays | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Join ArtPride staff for our FREE weekly webinar to hear updated valuable information as New Jersey’s arts community confronts the COVID-19 crisis. This Friday, in collaboration with the NJ State Council on the Arts, the NJ Business Action Center, and the NJ Economic Development Authority, panelists will provide information on SBA loans available to arts nonprofits. Tune in to learn what we're doing to advocate for the arts as part of state and federal recovery support. Bring your questions!

Next Webinar: Friday, April 3 | 10:00 a.m.

CARES Act & the Arts

CARES ActThis is the most recent info we have on how the CARES bill applies to arts and nonprofit organizations. As you know, House approval and signage are still required, but these features are not expected to change.

  • $75 mil. NEA and NEH each – includes standard 40% $ to SAA’s, and language to waive matching requirement for these funds (but not current grants).
  • $50 mil. IMLS
  • $25 mil. Kennedy Center
  • $7.5 mil. Smithsonian
  • $75 mil. Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • About $5 bil. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • $350 bil. SBA Loan Program (there appear to be three different streams of funding through the Small Business Admin. (SBA)
  • $45 bil. SBA Disaster Relief Program
  • $562 mil. SBA Disaster Loan, written to be very broadly inclusive, includes nonprofits, self-employed and independent contractors. There is a 500 worker cap on this program. Loan forgiveness provision included.
  • $1.5 bil. Economic Development Administration

On Taxes… The final Senate bill contains a partial above the line deduction for universal charitable contributions, permitting taxpayers to deduct up to $300 of cash contributions.

On Direct Checks…Direct checks to adults for $1,200 ($2,400 in the case of eligible individuals filing a joint return), plus $500 multiplied by the number of qualifying children. Check amount shall be reduced (but not below zero) by 5 percent of so much of the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income as exceeds (1) $150,000 in the case of a joint return, (2) $112,500 in the case of a head of household, and (3) $75,000 in the case of individual taxpayer.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. Download this guide for more information.


New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts

Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Resource and Response Center

Americans for the Arts continues to closely monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal and D.C. governments as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus.

Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey

The survey will capture a broad spectrum of data and stories that will demonstrate how the arts and culture workers triumphed and survived this crisis as well as the effect of the outbreak on operations through cancelled events, lost wages, and additional expenses. 

Arts Ready Alert

Are you ready for a temporary closure? Find resources for preparing your facility, supporting staff and volunteers, and communicating with audiences and stakeholders.

Billboard: A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis

To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the crisis, Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds.

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.

New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response

NJCAR’s primary aims are to prevent and mitigate the loss of cultural and historic resources in the event of a disaster and to serve as a statewide resource.

Performing Arts Readiness

The Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project supports a variety of programs to increase knowledge and the ability of performing arts organizations to create and execute emergency recovery plans.

State of New Jersey Resources

24-Hour Public Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
Sign Up for Alerts from the Office of the Governor