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PPP Forgiveness Updates and Federal Call to Action

Dear Members,

We have several important updates, including updated guidance on the PPP forgiveness application as well as a federal call to action to improve relief programs for the performing arts sector. Finally, we would also like to remind A.R.T./New York Members of our upcoming Town Hall on June 8, which will be a time for our members to share thoughts about the state of the field. 

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Working Group for the Future of Theatre

Though the exact timeline may not yet be clear, one thing is certain—live theatre will return to New York's stages. When it does, our industry will need to adjust to a new normal and ensure that artists and audience members feel comfortable gathering again in our physical spaces. While some commercial producers have begun to talk about the process of reopening, we know that the Off and Off-Off Broadway community will have a unique set of circumstances to consider. Beyond governmental regulations around group gathering, we also need to consider working conditions and producing models that are specific to NYC's robust nonprofit theatrical sector. To that end, A.R.T./New York is convening a Working Group to begin planning for the future. Please let us know if you would like to be a part of an ongoing group to discuss how we can best go about reopening our venues and inviting our audiences—whenever that day arrives. 

WHAT: Weekly working sessions, and potentially sub-committee meetings, to discuss and plan for reopening after the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Americans for the Arts and NYC Community Economic Impact Surveys

Dear A.R.T./New York Community,

The next round of survey requests are here for our community! I know many of you felt “survey-ed out” a few weeks ago, but we now have new requests for cultural organizations to complete two surveys to help in advocacy efforts to support and advocate for our field. Please do take a moment to complete the two surveys below—there may be some overlapping questions and information requested, but both are important.

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Coronavirus Update: March 16, 2020

Dear Members,

This weekend saw more shifts in the city and state’s responses to the Coronavirus outbreak. We want to continue to reach out as we have updates on the rapidly changing situation.

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Coronavirus Update: March 13, 2020

Dear A.R.T./New York Members,

The Mayor’s Press Conference yesterday marked a turning point in this crisis as he told us he expects 1,000 cases next week and that we will be dealing with this virus for 6 months.

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Coronavirus Update: One Question Survey

Dear Members,

I hear loud and clear that you want the Mayor to shut down all of the theatres, and you want EMERGENCY RELIEF, so please fill out this 1 QUESTION SURVEY. 

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Coronavirus Update: March 12, 2020

UPDATE: This Advocacy Alert has been updated at 3:00pm on March 12, 2020.

Dear Members,

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Advocacy Alert: Coronavirus Update

Dear Members,

We are all concerned about the spread of the Coronavirus and the impact it will have on our industry, the financial markets, and the economies of New York City and beyond.

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Advocacy Alert: How to Prepare for the Coronavirus

Dear Members,

With news of the Coronavirus on the news and on social media, I am writing to encourage that we come together to remain calm, alert, and informed.

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