FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2020
CONTACT: Johanna Tschebull
Throughout July, House and Senate negotiators will shape a new approach to the expiring Paycheck Protection Program and pandemic unemployment benefits, and will consider enhanced charitable giving incentives, dedicated stimulus funding, and other policies to support workers, employers, and communities. As Congress increasingly considers targeted approaches to the next COVID-19 policy package, it is essential that the dance field join other arts and nonprofit stakeholders to seek full eligibility for relief.
Please take the following actions, and be prepared for ongoing advocacy in the weeks ahead:
Thank you for your ongoing advocacy! For more information, visit the Dance/USA coronavirus resource page.
Dance/USA is working in coalition with the Performing Arts Alliance, the Cultural Advocacy Group, the Charitable Giving Coalition, and others to conduct federal advocacy during this crisis. We are grateful for the League of American Orchestras and our many coalition peers for their leadership.
Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive.
Dance/USA is the national service organization for the professional dance field. Established in 1982, Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations. Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. Learn more about Dance/USA at danceusa.org.