From Americans for the Arts
A message from American’s for the Arts:
Dear Arts and Culture Colleagues:
Americans for the Arts is writing you today to offer new information and valuable resources related to the coronavirus and our arts industry. As you know, the coronavirus has had a devastating impact on America’s arts sector: our research demonstrates that nonprofit arts organizations alone have already suffered financial losses of $4.5 billion in lost revenue and unexpected expenses. In addition, canceled and postponed events have caused the loss of an estimated 197 million in attendance and resulted in an estimated loss of $6.2 billion in event-related consumer spending so far.
Below are a few important resources that will help you today:
ArtsU webinars related to COVID-19: Find free on-demand and live ArtsU webinars that focus on different aspects of COVID-19.
National Arts Action Digital Summit: Registration is open for the first-ever National Arts Action Digital Summit taking place April 27–May 1. There is a free session that focuses on COVID-19.
Coronavirus Resource and Response Center: On this web tool you’ll find news, information on relief funds and financial assistance, preparation advice, and two important surveys:
- Survey for Organizations (nonprofit, for-profit, and government): This tool tracks and helps measure the economic impact of the pandemic on the arts industry.
- Survey for Individuals (artists, creative workers, educators, and entrepreneurs): This survey was created by Americans for the Arts for Artist Relief and captures the financial impact of the pandemic on creative workers.
We encourage you to share the links to these surveys with all of the arts organizations and artists in your community. You can do that by simply forwarding this message. Lastly, because the impacts are worsening daily, please return to the survey link and fill it out again every few weeks, so that we have the most current information possible.
If you have any questions, resources to share, or articles that might be of interest, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The staff and board of Americans for the Arts stand with you during this crisis. We are thinking of you and the health and safety of your families, friends, organization(s), and communities.
Americans for the Arts