The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, along with the rest of City government, continues to do whatever we can to keep media, entertainment, and nightlife businesses informed about the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resources.
Are you a for-profit independent arts or cultural organization or an independent arts contractor (like a musical group) seeking a grant? Visit nysmallbusinessrecovery.com for information about New York State grants to small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations, including independent arts contractors, in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Are you a nightlife business or worker seeking assistance from the City? Visit the Office of Nightlife webpage for information and resources including an archive of Town Calls on the impact of COVID-19 on media, entertainment, and nightlife businesses and workers.
Do you need help starting a business in New York City? Visit the NYC Business Quick Start website. Quick Start is an interagency effort led by the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to cut red tape and position NYC as the most business-friendly large city in which to open or reopen a business. SBS offers a wide range of free webinars for small businesses to provide information about requirements and guidelines to re-opening, emergency preparedness, financial assistance, certification for minority and women business owners, regulatory changes, employee support, licensing, inspections, and more.
Are you looking for supplies to keep your workers safe? The NYC PPE + Reopening Supplies Marketplace provides a one-stop-shop for easy-to-access suppliers of (i) face masks and coverings, (ii) face shields, (iii) gloves, (iv) cleaning and disinfectant products, (v) physical barriers and portable furniture, and (vi) other supplies needed for re-opening. It represents both local and national suppliers and manufacturers to provide a wide range of order minimums.