After being cancelled just two days before it was scheduled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Frozen Dead Guy Days will have another year to defrost.
Rev.Moose, executive director of NIVA, says, "I would hope that if there is a need for additional COVID funding, that the government is able to move faster."
House Leadership is advancing provisions through committee consideration in the coming days before the various elements of relief are combined into a single package for House and Senate consideration in response to the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal by the Biden-Harris Administration. Here is an overview of the current state of key components under discussion, which may change as the measures move through Congress: Shuttered Venue Operators Grants: An additional $1.25 billion in funding would be made
New York City announced it’s Curtains Up NYC government program which will work with the Federal Shuttered Venue Operators Grant process on February 8, 2021. This grant and program is available to help venues suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic with services provided by the city for free. The program will provide application assistance to live-performance venues, organizations and workers applying for federal relief. The program and the grant was announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Mayor’s Office of
We’re less than two weeks away from large stadiums and arenas across the state being able to welcome back fans at 10% capacity. While that’s an encouraging development for those venues, many smaller venues for indoor performances remain closed. What You Need To Know Owners of Arlene's Grocery on the Lower East Side are seeking immediate financial relief from the government to help them survive the pandemic Arlene's Grocery opened in 1995, with a focus on live music featuring emerging artists It could take
Feb. 13—MCKEES ROCKS — From the Grand Canyon to Cleveland, and California to back home in McKees Rocks, Black Forge Coffee House is doing what it can to help devastated concert venues. Black Forge Coffee created its own Save Our Stages blend of java, available for $25 a bag, with proceeds given to independent concert sites whose employees are out of work due to the pandemic. Believing the mission needed to be spread coast-to-coast, Black Forge owner Ashley Corts bought a van and hit the road, selling Save
Over the past few weeks, Dolly Parton has started speaking up to support the live music industry that has suffered from the pandemic. In her latest video, Parton urges her fans to learn about saving the local music scene. Even places where she came up playing have closed their doors, sometimes for good. “You know, going to live concerts isn’t an option right now,” Parton said in the video. “Many of the neighborhood venues like the places I got my first start are at risk of closing forever.” The video
Chad Whitehead is the operating partner for Tower Theatre, and for like many in the music business, the past year has caused heavily reduced revenue and numerous layoffs for his business. But for 2021, Chad gives a possible timeline for when live indoor concerts could truly return to Oklahoma. This is No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. Hear Chad talk about what it has been like running a concert venue, the Save Our Stages act, and what could prevent
City providing suite of free services including instructional webinars and one-on-one counseling NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Anne del Castillo, and NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris today announced the launch of Curtains Up NYC, a program to provide application assistance to live-performance venues, organizations and workers applying for federal relief. The federal Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
Although the Kent Stage is currently closed, the venue still hosts live streams to continue supporting artists. You don’t know what you have until it’s gone, the Kent Stage owner said about the venue’s temporary closure. The Save Our Stages Act was created by the National Independent Venue Association to help independent venues get COVID-19 relief. It helps provide financial assistance to independent venues. Tom Simpson, owner and founder of the Kent Stage, joined a number of small venues supporting the
Although many St. Patrick's Day parties and celebrations will not take place this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Gaelic Storm will launch "One For The Road," which is a special Livestream concert event that will take place on Wednesday, March 17 at 8 p.m. EST. In this forthcoming Livestream, which is sponsored by Cider Boys, their fans and listeners will be afforded the opportunity to donate to the Gaelic Storm Crew, and Save Our Stages. To learn more about this upcoming event, click here. Gaelic
“Chicago,” WikiVoyage Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has hit the nation’s arts and cultural resources hard, both individually and organizationally. Recognizing the urgent need, a $15 billion federal relief package titled “Save Our Stages” was launched this year to help performance venues such as museums, zoos, and theaters, but more help is still needed. While important, the federal program still does not help local independent artists, nor those of smaller arts and music nonprofit organizations.
Information on how to apply for a federal Shuttered Venue Operators Grant will be provided during a Tuesday webinar organized by the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) and the Arts Division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The $15 billion grant program is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is also known as the Save our Stages grant. The SBA is setting up the program now and is not yet accepting applications, according to the SBA website. Eligible organizations
Despite limitations introduced by the pandemic, music industry advocates successfully lobbied for Save Our Stages, the CASE Act and more to be included in the final legislation. The United States Capitol is seen on Aug. 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. After months of partisan bickering over a follow-up to the CARES Act, U.S. lawmakers reached a deal on a $900 billion pandemic relief package (included as part of a $2.3 trillion catchall spending bill) on Dec. 22. Following a brief delay and threat of a veto by President
Peter Bart: Hollywood Could Help Heal Nation’s Divide If Operation Warp Speed Was Finally Given A Shot
Mega Show business can be a great unifying force in a divided nation. Even the oracular Dr Fauci picked up on it this week when he said theaters must be opened by this fall. There was one “if” in his forecast: To make that happen the famously inert Operation Warp Speed must show signs of life, which, short of Tom Cruise shouting into a bullhorn, may not happen. It is symptomatic of the nation’s problems that even vaccinations have turned out to be divisive, not unifying. More on this later, but meanwhile
Register to learn more about the Save Our Stages grants webinar on Thursday, January 14, 2021. The Save Our Stages grants are here. Arts venues, live music halls, concert venues, and others in the arts were hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. These groups were left out of the first round of Federal grant dollars. After much lobbying, these organizations were successful in getting the ‘Save Our Stages’ included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act that
Alex Ray, owner of the Commons Man restaurants and the Flying Monkey Theater said Tuesday that art venues need help. New Hampshire’s performing arts venues, movie theaters and other cultural institutions are getting more help to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a $15 billion allocation for the Save Our Stages program. “We know the arts and entertainment industry has been hit hard by the pandemic,” U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan said Tuesday during a video roundtable discussion with New Hampshire venue
Federal help is finally on the way for suffering live event spaces. The Small Business Administration is promising more clarity this week around a new federal grant program to help live event venues devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. Indoor event spaces from Broadway theaters to rock clubs have been closed for the better part of a year, with little indication that they’ll be able to safely reopen anytime soon. In December, the latest COVID-19 stimulus package allocated $15 billion to help these spaces
Courtesy photo of Veronica DeLandro. NEW BRITAIN – Paul Catanzaro, former alderman and community volunteer, will fill the vacant Common Council seat left by newly-elected state Rep. Manny Sanchez, who stepped down in December. Catanzaro was sworn in just after midnight during Wednesday’s meeting. He said he had hoped to be involved with the council again and jumped at the chance when the application process was opened late last year by the council’s majority leader, Alderman Daniel Salerno. “I knew