NYSCA PRESENTS, our webinar series, features insights and real-time Q&As with experts from across the arts and culture on topics such as claiming the ERTCThe Excelsior Pass, PPP and SOSfundraising, digital marketing, a legal guide to online programming, and important issues for boards and arts leaders today. Below, find recordings of recent sessions, and stay tuned for information about upcoming webinars.


NYSCA PRESENTS: Exploring and Claiming the Employee Retention Tax CreditIn this webinar David M. Rottkamp, CPA, Partner, Not-for-Profit Practice Leader, GRASSI and NYCON Board Member and Andrew Marietta, VP, Regional Development, NYCON, join Abigail Young, Deputy Director of Operations and General Counsel, NYSCA, to discuss the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) and the benefits it offers organizations, including frequently asked questions. Learn how your arts organization can leverage your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the ERTC to secure the greatest financial benefit. Watch the recording below or download the webinar presentation, here


NYSCA PRESENTS: The Role of the Excelsior Pass in the Reopening of the Arts. Presented in partnership with Empire State Development, this webinar features a review of the New York Forward Rapid Test Program and a discussion on how individuals, businesses, and venues can integrate the Excelsior Pass into their programming and daily lives. There is a live Q+A session following the presentation. Watch below or download the webinar presentation, here. For more information on the Excelsior Pass, please click here. To download the Excelsior Pass, click here. For frequently asked questions click here.


NYSCA PRESENTS: PPP and SOS Opportunities and Considerations. Presented in partnership with the New York State Council on Nonprofits (NYCON), NYSCA hosts Andrew Marietta, NYCON's VP of Regional Development, to review the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Shuttered Venue Operator (SOS) Program. The webinar explores the eligibility and criteria of each in determining the best fit for your organization. Watch below or download the webinar presentation, here.  For more information about the PPP click here.

Updated as of March 19: The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program will start accepting applications on April 8, learn more here. Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) FAQ, update as of March 12: here. For general SBA information, learn more here. Targeted EIDL Advance update as of February 4, 2021: here.

All NYSCA direct grantees have access to the NYSCA/NYCON Technical Assistance Program. Please reach NYCON directly for more information. 



NYSCA PRESENTS Empire State Development's (ESD) interactive webinar for NYSCA grantees to provide an in-depth review of the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF). This webinar examined NYFLF eligibility, the application process, and loan terms specifically for nonprofits, and highlighted how the opportunity  could aid nonprofits in recovery as they reopen following NYS on PAUSE. Watch below, or download the webinar presentation here. A NYFLF informational flyer can be found here and the NYFLF FAQ can be found here. If you have any application-specific questions, please reach [email protected] for direct assistance.

NYSCA PRESENTS "Guiding Board Members and Continuing Your Mission During COVID and Beyond," presented in partnership with the New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau and featuring Bureau Chief Jim Sheehan. We covered such topics as spending an organization’s endowment, deaccessioning collection assets, and board member and director responsibilities. Watch below, or download the presentation here. Additional resources can be found here.

NYSCA PRESENTS "Moving your Content into the Digital World: Legal Guide for Individual Artists and Arts Organizations," presented in partnership with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and featuring speakers from Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett LLP. This webinar summarizes the legal issues and risks associated with expanding your online presence as an independent artist or arts organization. Topics include privacy and data security issues, website disclaimers and disclosures, permissions and clearances for online content, posting user-generated content, and special considerations for not-for-profit entities. Watch below, or download the presentation.

NYSCA PRESENTS "Arts Online: COVID Communications and Beyond," presented with Resnicow and Associates. Together we explored immediate and longer term digital messaging and practices for organizations of all sizes. At a time when connecting with audiences digitally is more important than ever, we shared strategies for websites, email, and social media. Watch below, or download the presentation.

NYSCA PRESENTS Debunking the Top 5 Fundraising Myths in the Time of COVID-19, presented with AdvanceNYC. This webinar addressed topics such as donor outreach and virtual fundraising events. In one hour, we covered questions such as "Is this the right time to ask for support?" and "Will virtual fundraisers be as successful as live events?" Watch below, or download the presentation.