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Boise Arts Organizations Could Get Financial Relief From Congress

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Treefort Music Fest
Treefort Music Fest had to cancel it's 2020 festival in March. The festival is hopeful the new relief package will help them get by until their planned September 2021 festival.

 

Embedded in the more than 5,000 page new COVID-19 relief bill is a provision to help support the flailing arts industry. The pandemic forced the temporary of stages in March across Idaho, putting venues, promoters and arts organizations in the most challenging financial position they’ve ever faced. 

Now, 10 months into the health crisis, folks in the arts industry are still struggling. Many arts businesses and nonprofits have gone under and so many don’t know how they’ll make it through the pandemic. But our guests today are breathing a sigh of relief after the passage of the Save Our Stages Act. 

 

The Flicks owner Carole Skinner joins Idaho Matters along with Treefort Music Fest Director Eric Gilbert and Idaho Botanical Gardens Executive Director Erin Anderson.

 

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!