COVID-19: BCAC’s Preparedness Response

Page Updated April 5, 2021

In the coming months, The Broome County Arts Council will provide our Artist Members and Cultural Partners with as many resources as possible to help you mitigate financial loss during the special circumstances that COVID-19 presents in our community.

COVID-19 Artist Resources (PDF)

Save Our Stages Act | Grants for Independent Live Venues, Independent Movie Theaters, and Cultural Institutions 

Applications will be available April 8, 2021. For questions, email
Award amount up to $10,000,000; estimated average award $1,000,000.

View the SVOG webinar slides here.

Save our Stages Act / Shuttered Venue Operator Grant Slideshow (4/5/2021)

Additional Resources and Emergency Relief for the Arts

Event Safety Guidance (adapted from U.S. Travel Association)

  • Businesses should adapt operations, modify employee practices and/or redesign public spaces to help protect employees and customers.
  • Businesses should consider implementing touchless solutions, where practical, to limit the opportunity for virus transmission while also enabling a positive travel experience.
  • Businesses should adopt and implement enhanced sanitation procedures specifically designed to combat the transmission of COVID-19.
  • Businesses should promote health screening measures for employees and isolate workers with possible COVID-19 symptoms and provide health resources to customers.
  • Businesses should establish a set of procedures aligned with CDC guidance should an employee test positive for COVID-19.
  • Businesses should follow best practices in food and beverage service to protect the health of employees and customers.

Covid-19 Social Study Artists are invited to participate in a research project about psychological and social experiences during this period of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).

Grants, Emergency Funding, and More

General Artist and Arts Organization Support

Musicians and Music Industry

Entertainment, Theater and Acting Industry

Literary Arts and Authors