This week, our roundup includes thoughts on requiring masks, a report on the public’s current appetite for streaming content, and new additions to our COVID-19 webinar calendar.
Photo: Performance of DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion. Photo courtesy of Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.
In Case You Missed It
Data: Most People Want Cultural Entities to Require Masks
New research from Collen Dilenschneider says that 70% of likely visitors in the US indicate that requiring face coverings will make them feel safer attending a museum or performing arts organization. Read the full analysis here.
The Patrons’ Perspective: An Overview of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Behavior of Theater-goers
This report from Audience View and Theatermania includes safety measures and protocols that will make arts patrons more likely to visit the theater, and insights on audiences’ appetite for online streaming content, and information about near-term buying intentions. Download the report here.
American Alliance of Museums offering 2020 Special Membership
Recognizing the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on museum professionals, the American Alliance of Museums has created a special membership specifically for those who have been furloughed or laid off in 2020, offering 6-month digital access to the benefits of their Professional Membership for only $25. Learn more here.
Upcoming Events + Webinars
We just updated our COVID-19 events calendar with upcoming online webinars from around the country. Here are some of our top picks:
- Protecting Your Assets: Managing Legacy Materials for Performing Arts Organizations webinar hosted by Performing Arts Readiness on Tuesday, July 21 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM CDT
- Ask an Expert: Licensing and Permissions Requirements for Livestream and Rebroadcast – A Deeper Dive webinar hosted by Alliance for Performing Arts Conferences on Thursday, July 23 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
- Pandemic Response for Performing Arts Organizations webinar hosted by Performing Arts Readiness on Tuesday, August 4 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT