This week, we’re looking at the big picture and diving into the data and insights that are driving arts leaders in this difficult moment. Here’s what we’re finding helpful right now:
Photo: Phantom Limb Company performs Falling Out at John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. Photo by Jeff Machtig, courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center
In case you missed it
Which Cultural Entities Will People Return To After Reopening? (4/22/20)
Research shows that people currently expect to start returning to their more usual attendance patterns within three months, with a full return to “normalcy” within six months. But performing arts, theaters, and museums will likely be hit harder than other types of organizations. Here’s what’s changed in the last two weeks.
Read the Analysis
Ideas that Unlock the Future for the Arts with Seth Godin (4/21/20)
In this 50-minute podcast produced by arts marketing firm Capacity Interactive, marketing expert Seth Godin shares his ideas for arts leaders in crisis and beyond, including how to harness scarcity, rethink connection, and create the feeling of being an insider.
Listen to the Podcast
COVID-19 Arts Response Repository (Updating on a rolling basis)
This open-access repository hosted by the University of Florida’s Center for Arts in Medicine features an impressive range of replicable examples of COVID-19 arts responses. Use these resources as inspiration for your own response as an individual or organization.
Visit the Repository
We’ve created a new calendar compiling upcoming webinars and online events from around the country. Here are our top picks for next week:
- Ask An Expert: Tech Tips and Tricks for Successful Livestreaming webinar hosted by Alliance for Performing Arts Conferences on Tuesday, April 28 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
- National Arts Action Digital Summit hosted by Americans for the Arts from Monday, April 27 – Friday May 1st
View the full calendar
Additional resources and information
Please see our COVID-19 resource page for a rolling list of information.