COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 101 Series

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In this on-demand video series, we will explore the federal relief programs available to artists and arts organizations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Hosted by Nina Ozlu Tunceli, the Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts and the Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, these videos will address topics such as the Paycheck Protection Program, Pandemic Unemployment, Small Business Loans, and more. 

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Americans for the Arts is providing the arts and culture field with this and other COVID-19 webinars and resources at no charge to you. Please consider supporting our ability to deliver this important work with a donation by clicking HERE 

We also encourage you to become a member with us for access to even more webinars and other resources, please visit www.americansforthearts.org/membership for more information 

  • COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 101 Series | Paycheck Protection Program Application & FAQ

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    Join us as we explore the Paycheck Protection Program from the CARES Act passed by congress in the end of March of 2020.

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    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Act, is a forgivable loan administered by banks, credit unions, and even Paypal on behalf of the Small Business Administration (SBA) for organizations to use to cover payroll expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Join us for these two videos to:

    • Learn more about the PPP
    • Review the PPP application
    • Answer some Frequently Asked Questions about the program like: Who is qualified to apply? When is the application due? How long does it typically take to get approved? And more.

    Americans for the Arts is providing the arts and culture field with this and other COVID-19 webinars and resources at no charge to you. Please consider supporting our ability to deliver this important work with a donation by clicking HERE 

    We also encourage you to become a member with us for access to even more webinars and other resources, please visit www.americansforthearts.org/membership for more information

    Nina Ozlu Tunceli

    Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs & Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund

    Nina Ozlu Tunceli is both Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts as well as the Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund. Since 1993, Nina has served as the chief policy strategist for Americans for the Arts’ federal, state, and local public affairs work, grassroots advocacy campaigns, policy development, and national coalition-building efforts with cultural and civic organizations to advance the arts in America. In 2004, she also became the executive director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, a separate 501(c)(4) organization with a connected Political Action Committee—the only dedicated arts PAC in the country. Nina now mobilizes the political and legislative efforts of more than 420,000+ citizen activists in advancing arts policy issues to legislators and candidates seeking federal public office. She is a graduate of George Washington University and the University of Richmond School of Law.

  • COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 101 Series | Pandemic Unemployment

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    Join us as we explore the Pandemic Unemployment benefits from the CARES Act passed by congress in the end of March of 2020.

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    The United States of America is currently experiencing it's highest unemployment rate in 90 as result of the Corovnavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In late March of 2020, congress passed the CARES Act to provide relief for millions of Americans. Join us as we explore the Pandemic Unemployment Compensation/Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits in the CARES Act.

    Topics in this video include:

    • Pandemic Unemployment Compensation/Assistance overview
    • Who is eligible to receive benefits
    • How and what you need to apply

    Americans for the Arts is providing the arts and culture field with this and other COVID-19 webinars and resources at no charge to you. Please consider supporting our ability to deliver this important work with a donation by clicking HERE 

    We also encourage you to become a member with us for access to even more webinars and other resources, please visit www.americansforthearts.org/membership for more information

    Nina Ozlu Tunceli

    Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs & Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund

    Nina Ozlu Tunceli is both Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts as well as the Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund. Since 1993, Nina has served as the chief policy strategist for Americans for the Arts’ federal, state, and local public affairs work, grassroots advocacy campaigns, policy development, and national coalition-building efforts with cultural and civic organizations to advance the arts in America. In 2004, she also became the executive director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, a separate 501(c)(4) organization with a connected Political Action Committee—the only dedicated arts PAC in the country. Nina now mobilizes the political and legislative efforts of more than 420,000+ citizen activists in advancing arts policy issues to legislators and candidates seeking federal public office. She is a graduate of George Washington University and the University of Richmond School of Law.

  • COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 101 Series | CARES Act Overview

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    This is the first video of our Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 1010 series. Join us as we explore an overview of relief opportunities from the CARES Act passed by congress in the end of March of 2020.

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    This is the first video of our Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 1010 series. Join us as we explore an overview of relief opportunities from the CARES Act passed by congress in the end of March of 2020. 

    Topics in this video include:

    1. IRS Rebates (beginning at 01:03)
    2. Pandemic Unemployment (beginning at 06:28)
    3. Paycheck Protection Program (beginning at 13:02)
    4. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) (beginning at 23:31)
    5. Cultural Agencies (beginning at 30:58)

    You may use the time-codes listed above to fast forward to a specific topic of interest. We will be releasing more in-depth videos on these topics over the next few weeks.


    Americans for the Arts is providing the arts and culture field with this and other COVID-19 webinars and resources at no charge to you. Please consider supporting our ability to deliver this important work with a donation by clicking HERE 

    We also encourage you to become a member with us for access to even more webinars and other resources, please visit www.americansforthearts.org/membership for more information

    Nina Ozlu Tunceli

    Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs & Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund

    Nina Ozlu Tunceli is both Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts as well as the Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund. Since 1993, Nina has served as the chief policy strategist for Americans for the Arts’ federal, state, and local public affairs work, grassroots advocacy campaigns, policy development, and national coalition-building efforts with cultural and civic organizations to advance the arts in America. In 2004, she also became the executive director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, a separate 501(c)(4) organization with a connected Political Action Committee—the only dedicated arts PAC in the country. Nina now mobilizes the political and legislative efforts of more than 420,000+ citizen activists in advancing arts policy issues to legislators and candidates seeking federal public office. She is a graduate of George Washington University and the University of Richmond School of Law.