COVID-19 and the Arts in Wisconsin



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Stay informed! Assign a person on your staff or board to keep an eye on the latest developments and news. They can sign up for the Centers for Disease Control’s email updates here and for the World Health Organization’s email updates here.​

Stay inspired! Explore the resources below, including the Reopening and Resilience links, and the “Creative Responses from WI’s Creative Sector!” linked in the Archived Resources section. Check out and share articles with ideas for actions we can take. Here are a few:

Stopping Coronavirus From Infecting the Culture of Our Community Volume One

​​​Resources for Org​anizations

  • ​By clicking on the header here, you will find information on:
    • Emergency Funds for Arts Organizations
    • ​​​Arts-Specific Resources for Arts Organizations
    • WEDC’s Guide for Main Street and Other Businesses Navigating COVID-19 Time
  • By clicking on the header here, you will find information on:
    • Emergency Funds for Artists/Creative Entrepreneurs/Individual Arts Administrators
    • ​Arts-Specific Resources for Artists​

Reopening and Resilience

​With input from national and state health and industry experts and in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and regional economic development partners, WEDC has compiled a series of industry-specific documents to help you get back to business while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety. Following these guidelines will help us all get Wisconsin’s economy back on track.

The Event Safety Alliance’s Reopening Guide addresses health and sanitary issues that event and venue professionals need to consider in order to protect both patrons and workers. The first edition is tailored to be especially useful for event professionals reopening the smallest events with the fewest resources available to mitigate their risks, since in every municipal reopening plan these will be allowed to reopen first.

Click on the header above to access additional resources related to reopening and resilience.

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