Resources for Theatre Companies

Newly added resources will be listed at the top of their category. Last updated 5/21/2020 at 1:05 PM.

South Florida Theatre League Survey for Theatre Companies

Please fill out our survey for theatre companies on the impact of COVID-19 on your organization. We know you’re filling out a lot of surveys these days, but this information helps us get a better look at how this event is impacting our theatre community across county lines.

Lists of Multiple Resources

Resources for Navigating the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was the federal response to the current crisis, which has multiple opportunities for organizations to find relief. Here will be a list of articles and information on navigating the various parts of that system. Some of this was previously listed under “Emergency Funds for Organizations.”

The CARES Act National Endowment for the Arts Grant Guidelines

Axis South Florida has a program called gener8tor which offers step by step help in applying for CARES Act loans, including one on one meetings.

Webinar on Navigating the CARES Act for Non-Profits — Hosted by The Miami Foundation, The Community Foundation of Broward, The Jewish Federation of Broward County, United Way of Broward and United Way of Miami-Dade, 4/3/2020 at 10:00 AM 

Independent Sector Guide on Navigating the CARES act for both small and large non-profits

US Chamber of Commerce Video on How Non-Profits can benefit from the CARES Act.

A Forbes Article on Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program as a Small Business

United States Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Emergency Funding for Organizations

Our Fund offers assistance to LGBTQ organizations in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties

GrantSpace List of Financial Resources

Facebook Small Business Cash Grants

The Miami Foundation Community Recovery Fund

State of Florida Short Time Compensation Program — a way for theatre companies to help compensate employees instead of laying them off

Upcoming Webinars for Organizations

Fundraising During COVID-19 — an online workshop from the Arts and Business Council of Miami, 5/26/20 9:30 AM

Previous Webinars for Organizations

Building Blocks for Financial Health — from SMU Data Arts. As cultural organizations work to sustain their critical role in their communities through this crisis, the basics of financial planning are more important than ever.

All of the Americans for the Arts Previous Webinars on COVID-19 related issues

Boot Camp for the Arts — from Capacity Interactive, a livestream on leadership, marketing, and fundraising during this crisis

Small Business Continuity Resource Webinar Amid COVID-19  — Led by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

Come Together: The Art of Gathering in a Time of Crisis — Led by the folks who put together the COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources and earlier webinars

Economic Impact Surveys

Filling out these surveys helps advocates secure emergency funding for the industry as a whole.

The State of Florida has a survey on business damage assessment.

Americans for the Arts has an interactive dashboard of the economic impact across the country that can be filtered to see the impact locally. Please fill out their survey to be included.


In It for the Long Haul — SMU Data Arts presents smart questions for organizations to consider as we prep for the long term effects of COVID-19 on arts organizations

Rebuilding a Better Theatre Industry Post Pandemic
— Genevieve Beller’s essay takes an in depth look at what theatres can do now to plan for a better future

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

Audience Outlook Monitor — WolfBrown has started an international ongoing surveying process to check in with audiences about when they will feel safe returning to arts spaces.

Financial Urgent Care — Pentacle is offering free financial advice (not funding) to arts organizations. This includes budgeting, bookeeping, etc.

Security and Privacy Tools for Artistic Collaboration Online— a resource from Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas has a list of 10 resources/articles on how to work from home and still support your own mental health.

HowlRound has a page devoted to information on getting started with livestreaming events.

GoldStar is offering their clients the opportunity to ask for donations via their platform. This link is the front end donation link for companies, but if you are a client, sign in to get registered to accept donations.

Principles for Ethical Cancellations — From Springboard for the Arts

Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Cultural Community Status Report

Miami Arts Marketing Project Facebook Group — The Miami Arts Marketing Project (which is run by the Arts and Business Council of Miami) has created a Facebook group for local arts organizations to gather together online. They are also moving their workshops online for the near future.

Nonprofit Resources on Remote Work

ArtsReady Preparation Check List

Video of the Theatre Communications Group’s Webinar on How to Prepare

Document Library

This section includes links to messaging from various theatre companies and related organizations (both local and national) that others can use as a jumping off point to craft their own messages.

3/24/2020 — The Management Center’s COVID-19 Policy Changes, includes sample policies and communications.

3/20/2020 — Artistic Director Timothy Mark Davis’ message to New City Players patrons

3/19/2020 — Letter from Michael Kaiser and Brett Egan to Foundation Funders

3/17/2020 — Artistic Director Matt Stabile’s message to Theatre Lab Patrons