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State Policy, the Arts  and COVID-19

State Policy, the Arts and COVID-19

April 21, 2020 Dear NASAA members and advocacy colleagues: I know you all are working overtime to address the immediate needs of artists and arts organizations in your state while also keeping an eye on the long-term effects of COVID-19 on our field. NASAA, likewise, is straddling the present moment and the future outlook. We’re…

Small Business Administration Loans Update

Small Business Administration Loans Update

April 23, 2020 Update Congress has enacted legislation to replenish Small Business Administration (SBA) loan funds that help small businesses and nonprofits mitigate the economic damage of COVID-19. Apart from providing funds to bolster the SBA’s loan processing systems, the new legislation authorizes an additional $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program and another $60…

COVID-19 Resources for State Arts Agencies

COVID-19 Resources for State Arts Agencies

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges for the cultural sector. NASAA is witnessing tremendous ingenuity and generosity as communities strive to stay safe and healthy—and engaged with each other through the arts. State arts agencies are essential facilitators of the arts field’s COVID-19 response. The resources below—tailored specifically to the needs and…

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