COVID-19 Response & Resources

To all Macon Artists, Creatives, and Cultural Organizations:

The COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to cause confusion and hardships for some time to come. Macon Arts Alliance would like to serve as a channel of resources now and as we move through this crisis.  National, state, and local organizations are sharing lots of information and requesting your feedback as we all mount a response.

This page is designed to be a clearing house for those resources which will be updated as new information becomes available.  As you or your organization are making difficult decisions over the next weeks and months, please refer to this page for news, ideas, best practices, and connections to funding sources and other recovery efforts.

Local Level Resources

State Level Resources

United Way of Central Georgia

United Way of Central Georgia has created a dedicated COVID-19 resource page as part of their 211 helpline service.  The page has links to resources for everything from childcare and food services to SBA loans and disaster unemployment all supported by helpful staff at United Way to help you navigate each option.

NewTown Macon Resource Guide

NewTown Macon has done a great job of compiling all the COVID-19 resources for small businesses which included for profit galleries and arts organizations.  They can be accessed on this Google Doc which will be updated daily with more information and resources as they become available.

Georgia Council for the Arts

Georgia Council for the Arts stands with the arts community and will do everything they can to support the sustainability and economic vitality of the individuals and organizations that fuel our cultural life and identity in Georgia. This page has links to several relevant statewide resources and listings of best practices from around the country.

Georgia Center for Nonprofits

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has created a page with continually updating Google Docs with webinars and resources to financial relief, grant opportunities, loans, and other support for nonprofits during the pandemic.

National Level Resources

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts continues to closely monitor recommendations from the CDC and the Federal government as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus.  This page has links to ever-updating information from health organizations, as well as arts and culture organizations from the around the country.

National Impact Survey

All artists and arts organizations in U.S. are being asked to take this survey.  The data is and will continue to be used to help gauge the economic impact of COVID-19 on a national level and will be essential to getting much needed recovery funding allocated in national and state budgets.

National Endowment for the Arts Resource Directory

The NEA has an extensive directory of national and state level COVID response and resource pages with helpful links to all of them.

CERF+ Emergency Grants and Resources for Artists

CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Our core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief. CERF+ ‘s emergency relief grants related to Covid-19 will focus on those infected with the virus that require intensive medical care.