COVID-19 Arts & Entertainment Industry Resource Center
Find the exact tools, community and funding info you need
The show must go on, but in what form? Your patrons or customers now attend concerts on screens via streaming services. Your music and art students are getting used to receiving one-on-one instruction through online learning platforms and video conferencing tools. Newly-engaged couples may start asking you if you offer “curbside photography” for their engagement photos. The arts provide the human connection and expression that are both so important during this time. Below, find a curated list of industry-specific resources, experiences from fellow arts and entertainment owners about the challenges they’re facing, and how-to guides designed to help you reopen your doors and get back to business.
What Your Peers are Sharing with Hello Alice
“Our largest expense is currently rent, as I have a highly inflexible landlord. I have also assured my team that they will continue to be able to work from home to develop online learning resources, and will be paid for their regular hourly schedule.”
Tempe Dance West
“For now, our classes are being held via Zoom daily and students are able to see their teacher and interact with them. I have also worked with other dance professionals to create an online library where students have access to archived classes as well as special guest stars from around the world to keep the dancers motivated. Shifting to online classes also brought new costs, including website redesign and online formatting all while maintaining rent for our physical address that we can no longer inhabit.”
Create a New Business Plan
Once upon a time, success meant buzzing studios, packed venues, and sold-out seats. Now is the time to redefine what success looks like by exploring opportunities, testing the waters, and investing time, money, and energy where it matters.
Reopen Safely & Sensitively
The safety of your employees, customers, and patrons comes first. Learn how to reopen your studio, partner with venues whose commitment to safety aligns with yours, and strategize how to support your team with open communication, mental health resources, and more.
Explore Virtual Arts & Entertainment Events
All the world’s a stage, and when it comes to the world wide web, the opportunities are endless. When live events aren’t an option, connect with your patrons and customers where they are: at home, in front of their devices.
Printable Flyers for Your Place of Work
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put together common COVID-19 templates to post in your physical location: one safety poster to describe safety measures taken to minimize risk for your staff and customers, and another poster with a standard employee health questionnaire to help screen for COVID-19. You’ll be able to customize these posters to fit your needs. All you’ll need to do is print them out.TEMPLATESEMPLOYEE QUESTIONNAIRE