(WSYR-TV) — Live event venues are getting an economic boost after being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Applications open Thursday for the Save Our Stages Act.
It’s part of the latest $900 billion stimulus relief bill to help venues like independent movie theaters, performing arts organizations, and museums.
To be eligible for funds, groups must have experienced at least 25% lost revenue due to COVID-19. The grants are designed to offer 6 months of financial support that can be used to keep employees paid and keep New York’s prized cultural hubs open for business.