Congress is working on its fourth package of federal relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is still much more work to be done to support orchestras, musicians, and the communities they serve. Keep your elected officials informed about concerns and losses that are not being addressed and tell them about orchestras’ unique capacity to support the U.S. economy, uplift the human spirit, and provide lifelong learning.
While very many areas of support are under discussion, your message should be concise, focused, and specific to your orchestra. See our complete talking points
--which detail the full range of policy support needed for the arts workforce, participation in arts and cultural activity, and safety and infrastructure policies--and choose key areas of focus for your message. Also, we've compiled a new summary of the latest relief proposals
and potential eligibility requirements under consideration to help inform your advocacy efforts.
The League of American Orchestras has led a unified national Arts and COVID-19 Statement to Congress
, which was created through the League’s partnership with more than 60 national arts organizations, and is also a partner in the National Council of Nonprofits Sector-Wide COVID-19 Request
. There is growing support for these requests, and your voice will join others in the arts and nonprofit sectors!