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On May 10, the Small Business Administration (SBA) reported that over 11,000 applications were submitted to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. Representing more than $12 billion in grant requests of the available $16.25 billion, these figures tell a promising story that most early applicants are likely to get funded and that monies may remain for those seeking supplemental grants.
On May 11, the SBA posted new Post-Application FAQs for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants. More information about the exact timing of the awards is still to be confirmed.
In partnership with National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), Event Safety Alliance, Coalition of Performing Arts Centers, and National Independent Talent Organization (NITO), APAP is launching THE go-to standard for live event safety.
The live entertainment industry is banding together in a national campaign to endorse and adopt this “Safe In Sound” reopening guidance, with the goal that this CDC-reviewed checklist of safety protocols becomes the singular, broadly-accepted standard and expectation for safe operations across all events.
Despite this decimating pandemic, APAP is uniquely positioned to hold up a big tent for the wide-ranging and diverse field that we are, and to build a stronger, more sustainable, collective future in which we all thrive, but we need your support to make this happen, so that we can weather this storm, together.
If you are able, please join us in our effort to carry the field forward by making a donation today.