Choruses and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
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Chorus America continues to track news and collect information about the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from our members and partners. This page serves as our central hub of information to help you stay informed and weather the storm. We're here for you, and we'll help you make it through this crisis.
Tell Us More About How We Can Help
Chorus America is embarking on a COVID-19 Member Listening Tour to learn more about how our members are being affected, and share bright spots and solutions more widely with the field. Each of these virtual conversations is limited to a small group to acheive a balance of personalization and leveraging peer support. Learn more and sign up on this page.
You can also keep us posted on how the situation is affecting your chorus by emailing us at email@example.com.
Relief Funding and Congressional Action
Chorus America is working with our advocacy partners to stay on top of the latest developments as the federal government enacts new forms of relief. *Stay tuned, particularly for details on how to access and apply for relief funding that is being made available.
Arts Support Included in Third Federal COVID-19 Relief Bill (March 27, 2020)
The Latest on COVID-19 Relief Legislation (March 24, 2020)
Contact Congress Regarding COVID-19 Relief Today! (March 20, 2020)
*Your elected officials will likely be key partners in helping you to gain access to any relief available, so we urge you to help build and strengthen those relationships now.
Resources, FAQs, and Inspiration
Cancellations and Postponements
- Chorus Connection: What To Do When Your Concert Gets Canceled
- iCadenza: Cancelled gigs due to coronavirus?
- Chorus Connection: Transforming Your Fundraising Event into a Virtual Event, or a Non-Event
- Performing Arts Website: Financial Losses Calculator
- Creative Community Singing Outlets in the Face of COVID-19
- New Choral Broadcasts to Get Us Through COVID-19
Example Statements from Choruses
- Statement from Seattle Pro Musica about postponing its concerts (March 7 and 8)
- Statement from The Thirteen about assessing exposure risk
- National Endowment of the Arts FAQs for COVID-19 impact on applicants and awardees
- Chorus Connection blog
- ArtsReady: Emergency Preparedness and Insurance Policies,
- Event Safety Alliance - Webinar: 8 Steps that Should be Taken by Organizations that Host Public Events
- Facebook Live interview: Choral Arts on artistic contingency planning and virtual rehearsal options
Monitoring the Situation
This situation continues to develop, and affects different communities in different ways at different times. In addition to monitoring information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s important to check your state and local health agencies for guidance specific to your location.
The CDC have issued guidance to help businesses and employers and are working to produce planning guides for COVID-19 that community-based organizations can use.