Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

January 14, 2021

Details of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Announced

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced details about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. The grant is intended to provide financial assistance to support eligible live venues and performing arts organizations . Eligible applicants can receive a grant for up to 45% of their 2019 gross earned revenue, up to $10M. 

According to the SBA website, eligible entities include:

  • Live venue operators or promoters
  • Theatrical producers
  • Live performing arts organization operators
  • Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria
  • Motion picture theater operators
  • Talent representatives, and
  • Each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements

While the program is not yet accepting applications, we encourage all interested businesses to review the full eligibility and program details on the SBA website:


Last modified: January 14, 2021

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