The City of Philadelphia has a list of resources available for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

 The William Penn Foundation is also putting together a COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL Fund designed to support small to mid-sized arts organizations, as well as individual artists.

 Other funding resources available through public and private entities in Philadelphia include:


In addition, there are numerous grant and funding opportunities available for artists, by medium, by affinity group, and by geography. The New York-based organization Queer|Art has compiled a list of some of these various resources (please note that some of these resources are only available for New York residents). If you need any assistance locating specific resources, please contact PVLA.

 On December 27, a $15 billion appropriation for a new relief program (the shuttered venue grant program) was signed into law by the President, and will be implemented by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Live venue operators or promoters, theatrical producers, or live performing arts organization operators, museum operators, motion picture theatre operators, and talent representatives will be eligible to receive grants (a grant) of up to $10 million to pay certain costs under this program if they:

  • Were in operation on February 29, 2020;
  • Experienced a 25% or greater revenue decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic during any quarter of 2020 as compared to the same quarter in 2019
  • Satisfy other eligibility requirements.


More information can be found here.