Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Do you own or operate a live venue, theater, or performing arts organization? If so, there’s help in the form of grants available to you thanks to federal legislation passed at the end of 2020. Even if you received PPP aid last year, you may also be eligible to apply for the SVO grant. 

This grant is not yet accepting applications but will be soon. Keep this resource top of mind and check back regularly to stay up to date. Application and additional guidelines will be posted when available.
Note: All recipients will be required to retain employment records for four years following their receipt of a grant and retain all other records for three years.

 Get started now, registering can take up to two weeks!


Find out if the SVO Grant is right for you. Read the SBA's latest guidance on eligibility.


Collect financial information to show 2019 vs. 2020 revenue.

How to prepare to apply for the SVO Grant

City of Seattle residents

If you have questions about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, contact the Office of Film and Music Nightlife Business Advocate:

Scott Plusquellec 

(206) 256-5152

Questions about Shuttered Venue Grants?

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