In April 2021, the Small Business Administration opened the application portal to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) to provide $16 billion in grants to venues and other related businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Applicants of U.S. based businesses may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue with the maximum amount of any one grant at $10 million. Venues must have a defined performance space, proof of sales and in operation as of February 29, 2020.
Eligible entities include:
Live venue operators or promoters
Live performing arts organization operators
Motion picture theater operators (including owners)
Program guidelines, eligibility and FAQs can be found here. For questions about your eligibility or for assistance, venue operators can contact Aventi Enterprises by scheduling a free introductory call.