The New York City's Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment recently launched the new grant program Curtains Up NYC, which intends to offer free application assistance to arts workers, arts organizations, and live-performance venues that are applying for federal relief. The program will provide instructional webinars on how to apply for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program-- better known to Guild members as the Save Our Stages act.
According to the Mayor's office, "the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVO), also known as Save Our Stages, includes $15 billion for grants of up to $10 million to qualified live venue operators and promoters, performing arts organizations, theatrical producers, talent representatives, movie theater operators, and non-profit museums with auditoriums. SVO grants are available equal to 45% of the applicant’s gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million."
View the updated FAQ on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant for further details.
Please note that anyone who is considering applying for the grant is encouraged to start preparing their application as soon as possible.
For more information on SVO eligibility, and how to prepare to apply, visit: nyc.gov/CurtainsUpNYC.
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