Updated: March 31, 2020
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Quick Links to What's on This Page
- A Letter from the League President and CEO to Members Regarding the COVID-19 Crisis, 3/13/20
- League Member Discussion Group
- Executive 1:1 Consultations
- Federal Assistance
- ArtsReady Resources
- Fundraising and Marketing
- International Artists and Travel by Orchestras
- Streaming and Online Learning Events
- Business Continuity and Infectious Disease Planning for Events
- CDC Coronavirus Planning Guides
Community by community, the impact of COVID-19 is variable and rapidly changing. The League of American Orchestras has been a leading voice as orchestras join advocates in the arts and nonprofit sectors nationwide seeking federal relief that will protect their substantial workforce and safeguard their essential service to communities in the wake of unprecedented closures and event cancellations. Forms of federal disaster relief that have traditionally been more limited are now expanded to offer opportunities for the nonprofit sector and workers in the gig economy, like many self-employed musicians, to find support amidst the COVID-19 crisis. The League provides the following resource page to help orchestras keep informed.
ArtsReady is an online service by and for arts and culture nonprofits, and provides ongoing guidance in support of emergency preparation. The ArtsReady homepage features advice specific to the coronavirus, including consideration of how to review what is covered by insurance policies. It was recently updated to feature a number of free webinars that will be of interest to orchestras.
What board members should be doing right now
Many consultants are now publishing articles online and offering webinars. Check in with your favorite consultant. Some are offering free consultations. Here are a few we like, along with a link to the resources offered by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
A curated collection
Covid-19 Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resources
Big Duck (communications and fundraising firm)
International Artists and Travel by Orchestras
The coronavirus is impacting international tours and engagements with international artists travelling to the U.S. As communicated by public health officials, it is important to separate facts from fear and guard against stigma. Following are resources regarding travel advisories and global cases of the coronavirus.
How Futurists Cope With Uncertainty–This is a tool you can use to see plausible future states early from Amy Webb, a renowned futurist who spoke at the League’s 2016 Conference.
The Event Safety Alliance hosted a March 4 webinar outlining eight steps that should be taken by organizations that host public events. The guidance is specific to the coronavirus outbreak, and also describes emergency preparation strategies that are important to adopt on an ongoing basis.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued guidance to help businesses and employers prepare for the potential spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within the United States. The CDC has prepared materials specifically for employers, and community-based organizations. Here is a collection of current resources:
- CDC overview of COVID-19 resources
- CDC guidance for businesses and employers
- CDC guidance on mass gatherings
- CDC guidance for community- and faith-based organizations
- World Health Organization guidance on mass gatherings