How Illinois Arts Venues Are Using COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

A Chicago venue owner and an arts policy analyst break down what types of assistance made it into the second COVID-19 stimulus bill.

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The Devil in a Woodpile, a rootsy jug band-like group, performing at The Hideout's outpost along Chicago's Riverwalk. Lindsey Tanner / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Bleisure Bits-Chicago Music
The Devil in a Woodpile, a rootsy jug band-like group, performing at The Hideout's outpost along Chicago's Riverwalk. Lindsey Tanner / ASSOCIATED PRESS

How Illinois Arts Venues Are Using COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

A Chicago venue owner and an arts policy analyst break down what types of assistance made it into the second COVID-19 stimulus bill.

The Save our Stages campaign secured $15 billion in dedicated grant funding for live music venues and cultural institutions with live performance spaces.

Reset brings on a policy expert to unpack how the funding will be distributed, and a venue owner to discuss how the relief will serve local businesses in the year ahead.

GUESTS: Claire Rice, executive director at Arts Alliance Illinois

Robert Gomez, co-founder of Chicago Independent Venue League; owner of Subterranean and Beat Kitchen