Safety and Re-Opening Resources

With the relaxation of state and federal Covid-19 restrictions, reopening is now possible for many arts and cultural organizations. Each organizations has its own unique needs and there are things that everyone will need. The links below provide information and resources that we hope will help with both. Also, be sure to check out your local city and county guidelines, as restrictions may vary by municipality.

Michigan Safe Start Plan
Governor Whitmer’s re-engagement plan for Michigan’s employers, employees and the general public.

National Sanitation Foundation Ambassador Visit (NSF)
NSF is teaming up with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) to provide free education and one-on-one guidance to help Michigan businesses minimize Covid-19 risks.

Workplace Reopening Checklist
Safety guidelines for employers and employees, and a template to create a Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.

Workplace Safety Guidance
The Michigan Labor and Opportunity Department has assembled a resource center with sample preparedness plans, MIOSHA contacts, and information on the free MI-Symptoms employee screening app.

Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions
Answers to common Covid-19 questions from the State of Michigan.

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity 
State of Michigan guidance for employers related to Covid-19 for various businesses including large venues, retail, offices, etc.

Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Prevention, containment and hygiene recommendations for various industries including businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and more.

Cleaning Products

Local Vaccine Information

TCF Center Vaccination Site 
If you live or work in Detroit and are 16+, you may receive a vaccination at the TCF Center.

Healthcare Systems Offering Vaccination (for adults and children)
Many hospitals and healthcare systems are offering free vaccinations at various locations throughout the Southeast Michigan Area.

Worried about vaccination? Don’t be. 
Check out these Q&A’s to learn about the science behind vaccines and the crucial role they play in helping Michigan stage a successful comeback.

The State of Michigan has launched a vaccination-finder to help Michganders locate pharmacies, grocery stores and healthcare providers offering shots.

Financial Resources

  • Shuttered Venue Operators Grants, administered by the Small Business Administration.
  • For more information about SBA programs, check out this table from Americans for the Arts for eligibility requirements.
  • Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs mini-grants, administered by CultureSource.

More grants and relief funds are available on our Open Grants & Awards page.

Data Collection & Legislative Action

In order to best understand and respond to the impacts of Covid-19 on the arts and culture sector, please take time to complete the surveys below that best pertain to you and your work.

The data collected will remain confidential and be used to help shape additional resources, emergency funding, and legislative recommendations.

Americans for the Arts Covid-19 Survey
Americans for the Arts
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Covid-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers
Americans for the Arts
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Community Needs for Covid-19 Response
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
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Art + Healing

Artists, creatives, and those who support the arts are already aware of art’s healing potential–mentally, emotionally and physically–for children and adults. Due to the pandemic restrictions, the general public and health care facilities are experiencing rejuvenated engagement in creative activity, increased awareness of the importance and value of the arts, and recognition of its impact on overall health and wellness. Check out some resources below related arts and wellbeing as well as the CultureSource member directory. Many members are now offering programming that serves as a creative outlet and can be joined virtually.

  • CultureSource Member Directory
  • The Healing Memorial, an art installation to honor lives lost to COVID-19, invites Southeast MI residents to experience the healing power of art by participating in the creation of the memorial.
  • The National Organization for Arts in Health is an advocacy organization that recognizes art as an integral part of an individual’s health and wellbeing.
  • The WeMaking report examines the role of arts and culture in fostering social cohesion, a crucial requirement of healthy communities, especially now since the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted trauma and exposed social, racial, and health inequities across the country.
  • Music As Care by Sarah Adams Hoover is a book devoted to arts in health, and explores the positive role music can play in healthcare settings.

Additional Resources

Americans for the Arts Action Fund – Covid-19 Resources
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

Office Hours with Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Nina serves as the Chief Counsel of Government & Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts and Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund. During office hours, Nina offers guidance to the arts community on navigating the complex web of federal funding opportunities, regulations, and deadlines related to current and upcoming COVID-19 economic federal aid programs.

The Future of Work, with 15Five
Rethink how you think about work. Get access to actionable information for creating agile workplaces that are able to thrive in a post-pandemic environment.

Our Pandemic Response and Commitment to the Arts

In light of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and economic volatility, CultureSource took action as a regional coordinator and connector of arts organizations. To address the needs of the Southeast Michigan arts sector we worked to support members and non-members, emphasizing knowledge sharing and collective support. Though we have come a long way in the fight against this virus, the pandemic is not over and it’s after effects will be felt long after we’ve put away our face masks. CultureSource will continue to support the arts sector’s recovery by sourcing funding opportunities for artists, maintaining our library of resources, and helping organizations plan for digital transformation.

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