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Support NJ Arts in FY21 State Budget

New Jersey’s arts industry is hurting post COVID-19. We know we are not alone, but it will be a while before our sector even partially recovers. The venues that display the state’s artistic talents are extremely vulnerable to financial collapse and will require new ways to operate in order to comply with emerging public health standards. In the meantime, it is especially important for your voice to be heard by elected officials in support of the arts in New Jersey.

Federal Action to Support Arts in COVID Relief

Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund are standing up for the arts in America during COVID-19!

YOU can make a difference by taking action. Request your members of Congress include substantial additional dedicated COVID-19 relief funding—to be administered by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Institute of Museum and Library Services—to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry.

Please pass A3844 in next Legislative Session

A3844 was considered by the New Jersey General Assembly in an emergency session on March 13. Your outreach to Assembly and Senate members is needed for the bill to move forward, and provide critical assistance to nonprofit arts organizations that are struggling throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Assembly Bill No. 3844 provides a means for certain businesses that suffer losses due to interruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to recover those losses from their insurer if they had a policy of business interruption insurance in force on March 9, 2020 (the date on which the Governor declared a Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency in Executive Order 103).