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AAPI Arts & Culture COVID-19 Recovery Program

Sample Application

This site uses Google Translate to offer online translation. Click the “translate” button at the top right of the screen and select the preferred language.

You can also request application materials be translated offline. These will take 5-10 business days to complete upon request.

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您也可以要求離線翻譯申請材料。根據要求,這些將需要 5-10 個工作日才能完成。
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Nhấp vào nút "dịch" ở trên cùng bên phải của màn hình và chọn ngôn ngữ ưa thích.

Bạn cũng có thể yêu cầu dịch tài liệu ứng dụng ngoại tuyến. 
Quá trình này sẽ mất 5-10 ngày làm việc để hoàn thành theo yêu cầu.

Preview the Application Questions

The following questions make up the AAPI Arts & Culture COVID-19 Recovery Program application and are listed here as a courtesy. To apply to the program, be sure to complete the online application.

Eligibility Quiz

Does your organization’s primary Mission, Programming and/or Practices explicitly and specifically reflect and serve one or more communities that self-identify as Asian or Pacific Islander?

Asian or Pacific Islander identities include:

  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Western Asia (Middle East)
  • Polynesia
  • Micronesia
  • Melanesia

Please Select – Y/N

Does your organization conduct cultural programming (Cultural Events, Education, or Performances)?
Please Select – Y/N

Is your organization a for-profit entity?
Please Select – Y/N
If Yes: __________

Does it conduct cultural programming AND cultural events/performances that are available to the general public?
Please Select – Y/N

Is your organization a religious organization?
Please Select – Y/N
If Yes: __________

Does your organization produce or present cultural programming that is available to the general public, primarily cultural in intent, and does not have the effect of advancing religion?
Please Select – Y/N

Has your organization been adversely affected by the 2019 Coronavirus pandemic?
Please Select – Y/N

Application Forms

Contract Manager Information

If awarded a grant, who will serve as contract manager for the grant? The contract manager is responsible for ensuring the contract and attachments are completed by the authorized signatory and that it is returned in a timely fashion.
Contract Manager
First and last name of person managing contract
Contract Manager Title
Contract Manager Phone
Contract Manager Email
Contract Manager Fax

Secondary Contact
Secondary Contact Name (first and last)
Secondary Contact Title
Secondary Contact Email
Secondary Contact Phone

What is the legal/tax status of your organization?

  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Unincorporated group/association with a non-profit objective
  • Incorporated For-Profit entity

AAPI Community
Please briefly describe the specific Asian community or communities your organization reflects and/or serves and describe how the organization’s mission, programs and/or practices are designed to serve that community. (500 characters)

Describe the cultural events, cultural education, or cultural performances that your organization produces (500 characters)

Provide a link to your website or other site such as Facebook that shows that your organization conducts cultural programming

Impact of Coronavirus on Public Programming/Public Cultural Activities
Please select all the statements that apply to your organization’s cultural programming and events

  • Due to the pandemic, we held fewer performances or events in 2020 compared to 2019
  • Due to the pandemic, we held fewer educational programs in 2020 compared to 2019
  • We had to cancel all our public programs after March 10, 2020
  • We canceled all our in-person events after March 10, 2020, but held some online programs
  • We had reduced capacity/ability to serve, due to COVID safety measures (social distancing) in 2020 compared to 2019
  • Attendance dropped at our events starting in late 2019, before the declaration of the state of emergency
  • The pandemic had no impact on our programming or events
  • Other: Please describe

Statement of Impact
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your organization and/or group in recent years? Please factor in other events that may have impacted you as well. (500 characters)

Financial impact of the COVID pandemic
Enter the organization’s total CULTURAL Program revenue for calendar year 2019
Include only earned revenue and sponsorships. Do not include charitable contribution.

Enter the organization’s total CULTURAL Program revenue for calendar year 2020
Include only earned revenue and sponsorships. Do not include charitable contribution.

Percent change between 2019 to 2020
Click on Save Draft to calculate

Did your organization have fixed facility costs that could not be scaled back in 2020?
Examples of fixed costs include mortgage, rent, utilities, etc.
Please Select – Y/N

Access to Relief Funds

Did your organization receive any Massachusetts or Federal COVID related relief funds? Check off all that apply:

  • We did not receive any Massachusetts or Federal COVID relief funds
  • Earmarks from Mass. Legislature earmarks in 2020 – 2022
  • Payroll Protection Program (PPP)
  • Shuttered Venues
  • Cultural Organization Economic Recovery grant from Mass Cultural Council
  • Other COVID relief funds from Mass Cultural Council (Gateway, Portfolio, Youthreach)
  • Mass Humanities
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Small Business Administration
  • Other

Total amount of funds received from COVID related relief programs
Total Relief funds as a percentage of 2019 revenue

Organization Leadership
Is your organization Asian American or Pacific Islander (AAPI) led or run?
Please Select – Y/N
If Yes: __________

Please describe why you consider your organization to be AAPI led or run (500 characters)

Please tell us more about your organization below.
Each individual should only be counted once and can only be included in one category. For example, someone listed as executive leadership cannot also be listed as staff. These questions are being asked for informational purposes only.
Number of  people  in  Executive Leadership
Number of people in Executive Leadership that self-identify as Asian or Pacific Islander
Number of people on Staff
Number of people on Staff self-identify as Asian or Pacific Islander
Number of Volunteers
Number of volunteers self-identify as Asian or Pacific Islander


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