League’s Heather Noonan on latest COVID-19 relief package and its impact on arts industry

Posted on: February 22, 2021

“In her new One to One interview, Heather Noonan, vice president of advocacy for the League of American Orchestras, explains how the latest COVID-19 relief package, including Save Our Stages (SOS) legislation, will impact presenters, venues, and independent contractors in the arts,” states Susan Elliott in a video segment in Thursday’s (2/18) Musical America. The interview is part of Musical America’s One to One: How Leaders Are Managing the Crisis series of video interviews. “Updating her One to One [interview] of last April, when she unwrapped the CARES Act provisions for us, Noonan here explains the new support options, from a PPP loan to a Shuttered Venue Operator (aka Save Our Stages) grant to retroactive tax credits, and more. She also urges us to keep the pressure on our local representatives to support the arts, made easy via now-familiar FaceTime and Zoom. Physical distance is no longer an excuse—’You don’t have to fly to Washington to have a meeting with your member of Congress,’ she notes.”