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- The CDC has issued Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Schools, and Homes.
- The Event Safety Alliance has issued a Reopening Guide
Due to Covid-19 many events are cancelled and have moved virtual. Check out resources on the pages below:
Resources will be shared as they come available. Listing of Online Performances and Classes on the pages below:
National Endowment for the Arts COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
For all of those looking at distance learning for dance, the National Dance Education Organization has an online forum with many wonderful suggestions. You do need to become a member but it may be worthwhile. www.ndeo.org
Local and state funders have information on their websites.
Ohio Arts Council https://oac.ohio.gov/About/Coronavirus-Updates
Greater Columbus Arts Council https://www.gcac.org/COVID-19/
Check your local funders for information.
The Actors Fund offers free and confidential social service programs that are available nationally and address a wide array of challenges faced by people in performing arts and entertainment.
More information: actorsfund.org
Americans for the Arts launched their new COVID-19 Resource and Response Center on March 13, 2020. This hub of information includes valuable links to funding/grant opportunities throughout the country. It also features a link to an economic impact survey aiming to “capture a broad spectrum of data and stories that will demonstrate how the arts and culture workers triumphed and survived this crisis as well as the effect of the outbreak on operations through cancelled events, lost wages, and additional expenses.” You can access the survey and resource links here.
Creative Capital: creative-capital.org
Creative Capital has developed a list of resources, including emergency relief funds and grants, for artists working in all disciplines, arts philanthropists, and arts professionals. They will continue to update this page and provide links to additional resources as they become available.
Dancing Alone Together provides a central resource to find dance classes and performances online. Everyday their account will connect you to 16-20 different classes that you can choose from offered by teachers all over the country including those from Pacific Northwest Ballet, Merce Cunningham Trust, Martha Graham Dance Company, and Elise Monte Dance. You can also find connections to movement creation projects as well as links to dance performances. https://www.dancingalonetogether.org/
Dance/USA has issued an ACTION ALERT: Ask congress to include the dance community in Covid-19 relief. You can choose to take action through the online campaign to Congress, or you can opt to weigh in directly with local district staff. https://www.danceusa.org/resources-preparing-potential-impact-coronavirus
For additional information or updates on developments and recommended safety precautions, visit the Ohio Department of Health website at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/, the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization.
OhioDance works diligently to advocate at every level of government and in every community about the impact dance has on the state’s economy, and also the impact it has on quality of life and educational attainment.
OhioDance offers festivals, conferences, educational resources, performance opportunities, professional networking and a comprehensive website.
OhioDance is committed to honoring, nurturing and advancing dance through the lens of justice, inclusion and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services and organization.
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