2018 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: Gibbs Rounsavall


Americans for the Arts is offering a free two-part webinar series to cover the new array of arts funding opportunities on Friday January 15 and 22 from 2-3:30 pm. Both Zoom sessions are full, but will be broadcast on the Arts Action Fund Facebook Page. Sessions will be available for on-demand viewing.

The two webinars will each feature unique content and will include expert speakers including attorney Sarah Mercer of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Brigadier General Nolen Bivens (U.S. Army Ret.), Interim President and CEO of Americans for the Arts; Narric Rome, the VP of Government Affairs and Arts Education at Americans for the Arts; and senior representatives of the Small Business Administration. The following topics will be covered:

  • New SBA Guidelines opening a new round of Paycheck Protection Program Forgivable Loan Applications, Forgiveness, Tax Implications, and no longer need to deduct EIDL Advances! ($147.5 billion)
  • New SBA Guideline creating a second draw of PPP loans to current borrowers ($137 billion)
  • New EIDL Loan and Advances – already open to apply now ($20 billion)
  • New Shuttered Live Venue Operators and Talent Representatives available to nonprofit, for-profit and government-owned or operated performing arts venues and museums ($15 billion)
  • New Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for gig workers, W2 employees and now “mixed earners”
  • New IRS Stimulus Checks of $600 per taxpayer (phasing incrementally out after $75,000 adjusted gross income) and $600 for each of the tax filer’s dependent children 17 years old and younger)
  • New expanded and extended charitable tax deductions for non-itemizers up to $300 per tax filer, instead of $300 per tax return. (ie- married, joint filers can deduct up to $600 now)
  • New retroactive and upcoming NEA and NEH grants that can be awarded for general operating support
  • New funding for creative arts therapies within the U.S. Department of Defense

You can follow up later to ask your questions during weekly Zoom Office Hours with Nina throughout 2021 on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. ET.

You may view these sessions live on the Arts Action Fund Facebook Page.

The archive recordings will be available on the Arts Action Fund Facebook Page immediately following the live sessions.

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