Tucson CARES for Venues and Stages (Closed)


Tucson CARES for Entertainment Venues & Stages

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  • Application Opens: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm MST



Tucson CARES for Entertainment Venues & Stages will provide emergency funding to entertainment venues and stages impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Specifically, funds will reimburse direct losses due to business interruption. One-time emergency relief funds will reimburse up to $50,000 in lost income.

Applicants should download and review the program guidelines for full details about the program and eligibility.


Eligibility Overview

In order to determine preliminary eligibility for this funding opportunity, applicants for this program must be able to answer yes to the following questions and provide support documentation.

  • Does the applicant organization have a registered business address where their entertainment venue/stage is located within the City of Tucson or South Tucson?
  • Is the applicant organization the primary leaseholder or owner of the entertainment stage/venue?
  • Is 51% or more of the applicant organization’s activity explicitly focused on the presentation of live arts entertainment in the organization’s stage/venue?

Applicants should download and review in full the program guidelines to ensure eligibility prior to beginning an application. An application preview is also available. Both documents are available for download in the right sidebar of this page.


Application Assistance

Sign-up for a 15-minute consultation session with AFTSA staff. Please include your email address and phone number when you sign up. Zoom conferencing or phone calls are available options for meeting. Consultation are available in English, Spanish, or Japanese. Sign-up for a session at: https://calendly.com/aftsa-grants

View the FAQs here https://airtable.com/shrpFZ2rJ3hQPg3In

You may submit your questions to the FAQs here https://airtable.com/shrosjgivqUXFREB6

If you encounter any problems with the online application platform, please reach out to the Submittable team at support@submittable.com or (855) 467-8264.

Other Questions? If you have questions about the application process or content of your application, please contact Yurika Isoe at grants@artsfoundtucson.org.

Due December 1, 2020

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