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Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program


Save Our Stages - Shuttered Venue Operators Grant FAQ Now Available

Are you a performing arts organization, theatrical producer, talent rep or venue promoter negatively impacted by COVID-19? SBA's new Shuttered Operators Grant Program is coming soon to help "Save Our Stages!"

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Program details

Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

Who can apply

  • Live venue operators or promoters
  • Theatrical producers
  • Live performing arts organization operators
  • Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria
  • Motion picture theater operators
  • Talent representatives, and
  • Each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements

Must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020.Venue or promoter must not have received a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020.

For more information

Learn more and stay up to date by visiting the official SVOG website HERE.

NOTE: Detailed information on eligibility requirements are coming soon. SBA is still in the process of setting up the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program and is not yet accepting applications.