Impact of Covid-19 on the Arts Community


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Arts Institutions across the country reporting, through a study conducted by Americans for the Arts, the impact of coronavirus for their organizations and businesses Results below are as of March 24th.  Take Americans for the Arts survey.


$3.6 billion estimated total economic impact to date

• 5,959 organizations reporting

• $59,714,372 total financial loss

• $10,622 average financial impact per organization

• 93% organizations canceled events

• 52,778,728 of lost audience members

WESTERN CONNECTICUT IMPACT Notenumbers below are under represented with only about a third of arts organizations reporting in Western Connecticut.

• 24 organizations reporting

• $196,600 total financial loss

• $8,200 average financial impact per organization

• 95% organizations cancelled events

• 8,300 of lost audience members

relief efforts. 

Intuit's The Small Business Relief Initiative

Intuit has joined forces to support small businesses across the country. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

NEFA (New England Foundation for the Arts)

As the COVID-19 public health crisis intensifies, the New England Foundation for the Arts is monitoring developments and has assembled resources to share.



National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response

North American Performing Arts Managers & Agents

Performing Arts Readiness

Americans for the Arts

• The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant is for painters, printmakers and sculptors

Actors Fund emergency financial assistance program helps eligible applicants in need. It is not income replacement, but limited funds for basic living necessities. The Actors Fund is also administering COVID19 Assistance programs for performing arts and entertainment unions including SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Actors Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists and Musicians Local 802.  Additionally, The Fund is administering the Jujamcyn Theatre Assistance Program

• Arts Administrators of Color Network launched a relief fund to support BIPOC artists and administrators.

ArtsFund created the COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund for arts organizations.

• Artwork Archives has compiled a list of emergency grants for artists.

• Dramatists Guild Foundation launches relief fund supporting individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters.

• EqualSound launches relief fund supporting musicians who have lost gigs due to the pendemic.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts has a relief fund for artists who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

Max's Kansas City Project has emergency grants for New Yorkers in the creative arts

• MusiCares launched a relief fund to cover things such as lost income due to cancellations

• Musicians Foundation is accepting aid applications.

• New York Foundation on the Arts launches relief fund resource page for several disciplines and geographic focus.

• Rauschenberg announced an Medical Emergency grant program for artists.

• Springboard for the Arts has several resources and relief funds.

• WomenArts has a fund roundup on their website

live and online.

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Locals Arts and Culture Easily Accessible with Ridgefield Streams

On the heels of a wildly successful live streaming event that attracted a whopping 32,000 viewers, ACT of Connecticut's Artistic Director announces Ridgefield Streams

Coronavirus Brookfield: The Library Steps Up In The Crisis

You would think that with the library closed, its art galleries shuttered, the librarians would be just sitting at home. You would be wrong.

Final Bow for Yellowface Book Release Party!

A book release celebration, "Final Bow for Yellowface: Dancing between Intention and Impact," based on the author, Phil Chan's experience addressing Asian representation in ballet and the performing arts. The (virtual) book release party this Friday (3/27) at 4pm EST to celebrate! 
Hosted by the Museum of Chinese in America, Chan will be interviewed by MOCA President Nancy Yao Maasbach, follwed y a short reading from the book, then a Q&A. A free copy of the book will be donated to anyone who donates $25 and up to the Museum's COVID-19 Relief Fund, which goes towards assisting the museum with the safe recovery of their archives damaged during a devastating fire earlier this year.
REGISTER HERE to be added to the event


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