Phase two of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund for Live Event Venue Operations and Live Event Producers/Presenters Program is complete as of June 2022. The program received more than 360 applications, with estimated live event revenue losses exceeding $190 million. In the end, 238 organizations received a total of $33.5 million. Most grant recipients received between $5,000 and $250,000, with organizations operating multiple venues able to receive up to $750,000. You can view the recipients here
A “live event” was defined as “an in-person and time-limited, ticketed activity that brings individuals together in a designated space for a community, cultural, or entertainment event.” Principal business activities eligible for funding in this program were restricted to advertising revenue, catering fees, concession sales, merchandise sales, rental fees, sponsorship sales, and ticket sales.