UPDATED: April 2, 2020 — The humanities, arts, and culture are essential to our sense of connection and community, especially in times of crisis. As the Covid-19 public health emergency continues to unfold the Humanities Council will update this page with resources being made available to organizations in the humanities sector such as museums, libraries, and cultural nonprofits. We believe in the power of convening and connecting through the humanities – even when it must be done virtually – and in the power of community to strengthen our democracy and enrich our culture.
As part of the federal CARES Act, the Humanities Council will be receiving supplemental funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that will include general operating support to humanities organizations in Rhode Island. We are awaiting guidance from NEH and will let you know immediately when our application portal is open. We are grateful to the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation for their support of this funding as well as NEH Chair Jon Parrish Peede for his leadership.
This page will be updated periodically as we are made aware of additional resources.
Leading your organization through a crisis: Fiscal and operational strength for facing COVID-19 a letter from Hilda H. Polanco, CPA, CCSA, CGMA, Founder and CEO of FMA: Fiscal Strangth for Nonprofits
Resources for the Small Business payroll protection program
- Covd-19 Response Unit from Citrin Cooperman: Accountants and Advisors. Includes ongoing free webcasts: April 2nd, April 3rd, April 7th, April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd, April 30th. Registration detail here.
This list of resources for the cultural sector was compiled by the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF)
- CERF+, the Artist Safety Net (and HENTF member), announced on March 16 the formation of a COVID-19 Response Fund to support artists working in craft disciplines. CERF+ has also posted extensive information and resources for artists related to this crisis.
- Updated Resources from the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER)
- Resources & Information for the Museum Field from the American Alliance of Museums
- Pandemic Preparedness Resources for Libraries from the American Library Association
- Coronavirus Resources for Librarians and Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and Massachusetts Libraries by the Massachusetts Library System (via the Mass. statewide cultural heritage emergency network, COSTEP MA)
- For format-specific cleaning and salvage guidance, contact the National Heritage Responders (NHR)