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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. 

READ THE SVOG FAQ's