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City Announces "Curtains Up NYC"

Feb 9, 2021
City Announces "Curtains Up NYC"

Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Anne del Castillo, and NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris have announced the launch of Curtains Up NYC, a program to provide application assistance to live-performance venues, organizations and workers applying for federal relief.

The federal Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVO), also known as Save Our Stages, includes $15 billion for grants of up to $10 million to qualified live venue operators and promoters, performing arts organizations, theatrical producers, talent representatives, movie theater operators, and non-profit museums with auditoriums. Curtains Up NYC will provide webinars three times a week that will review the Shuttered Venues Operators Grant program and the application process. Trained counselors will also be available for virtual, one-on-one sessions.

Services are free and will begin this Wednesday, February 10. Click here to attend a webinar on Thursday, February 11 at 4:00pm to learn about the SBA’s SVO, what it is, who it’s for, and how to apply. Visit nyc.gov/CurtainsUpNYC or nyc.gov/sbs for more information on SVO eligibility and the Curtains Up NYC Program.