RESTART Task Force

Playbook: Arts & Entertainment

The Chamber, in partnership with the Cincinnati Business Committee/Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, has launched RESTART, a group of business leaders who will guide the work of the business community in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are here to guide you on how to keep your business thriving. Check back frequently as we are continuously adding to this site with more information and helpful resources.



Paycheck Protection Program

Why you should consider applying:

  • Companies could be eligible to cover payroll, rent/mortgage & utilities with this SBA loan (loan could be 100% forgivable)

Action needed:

Recording Academy Music Cares COVID Relief Fund

Why you should use them:

  • Grants offered for music industry workers that require rent or mortgage assistance up to $1k

Action needed:

  • Complete form at link for consideration.
  • Provide proof of cancellations or bookings, biography, resume or discography.

Ohio Arts Council

Why you should use them:

  • Grant assistance links for various artists in need

Action needed:

  • Individual applications available via OAC Blog

Cincinnati Cares ArtsWave

Why you should use them:

  • ArtsWave is accelerating grant payments, expanding no-interest loans to over 100 Cincinnati area nonprofits. Providing emergency grants for arts organizations to stay in business.
  • Ongoing resources to address artist families, health and livelihood needs during Covid-19 impact

Action needed:

ArtWorks Cincinnati

Why you should use them:

  • ArtsWorks provides ongoing resources to address artist families, health and livelihood needs during Covid-19 impact

Action needed:

More resource guides at COVID-19 & Freelance Artists

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