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April 8, 2021—The US Small Business Administration will start accepting applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program at 12:00 pm EDT today, April 8. Eligible entities include museum operators, zoos, aquariums, motion picture theater operators, and more. You'll find program information, requirements, video tutorials, checklists, forms, and the application portal here.
March 24, 2021—The US Small Business Administration Office of
Disaster Assistance is administering the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
(SVOG) Program. Eligible entities include relevant museum operators,
zoos, aquariums, and motion picture theater operators who meet specific
criteria. The SVOG application is slated to open April 8, 2021. Read more
August 10, 2020—Sinking Ship Entertainment is announcing the creation of
new digital content to provide to museums and science centers in
support of Dino Dana The Movie
. Due to COVID-19 and the closures of most
theaters, the screenings of the shorter museum version of Dino Dana The
have been put on hold until institutions reopen. In the meantime,
museum visitors can now access new digital Dino Dana
content to keep
their audiences engaged during these challenging times. The suite of
assets includes a Dino Dana
podcast, an “Ask a Paleontologist” video
series, educational activity worksheets, and various other free
promotional opportunities from the studio behind Dino Dana
June 2, 2020—As of the last week in May, 87% of the world's giant screen and IMAX theaters were still closed. LF Examiner examines the status of theaters worldwide and the preparations they're making for reopening. Read the full article by James Hyder here: Museums and Theaters Prepare to Reopen
March 26, 2020—We just sent an e-news full of GSCA resources you can access from home. Some of you may not be getting e-mails at your usual address, so you can view the list of resources here. And if you need us to add or change an e-mail address for you in our distribution list, just let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We're here for you! (Update: please note that the e-news headline regarding the virtual meet-up says it's on March 25, but it's really on March 27 as indicated in the call description.)
March 17, 2020 (updated March 18)—Last week we announced that GSCA was working on programming a discussion
forum to help members communicate with each other privately about
COVID-19 and how they are handling operations, cleaning, public
communications, closures, and other related topics. That forum is now available, and you can access the forum here
. Paul Fraser of Blaze Cineworks has put together a list of theater closures. You can view that list here.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone.