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COVID-19 Resource Roundup: December

Updated data and resources, tips on how to monetize virtual experiences, and powerful ways that art is helping us through the pandemic. It’s all in this month’s resource roundup.


Photo: Audience practices social distancing at Music Hall’s “Detroit Music Weekend Stay Safe & Jam” outdoor concert, featuring Kern Brantley. Photo by Sarah Jjira Howard.

Reports and Resources

Data Round-Up: Six Ways COVID-19 Is Impacting Cultural Entities | Read More
COVID-19 has affected nearly every aspect of cultural organization engagement in 2020. Here’s a data round-up from Collen Dilenschnider detailing six key areas impacted by the pandemic.

7 Tips For Delivering Virtual Experiences | Read More
How do you get started with monetizing virtual experiences? Capacity Interactive has taken a look at the arts and cultural industry and put together some tips to help you plan.

New Resources for Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development | Read More
Just released from ArtPlace: the relaunch of a new website with briefs, videos, and resources that examine the intersection of arts, culture, and equitable development.

Chairman’s Corner Podcast: The Art of Reopening | Listen Now
This week on the National Endowment for the Arts podcast, Chairman Mary Anne Carter gives a sneak peak at an upcoming report titled The Art of Reopening.

From the Field

The show must go online: COVID-19 forces Seattle-area performing arts groups to rethink tradition
Organizations big and small, many of which typically get a hefty chunk of their annual revenue from their holiday shows, have determined that the show must go on, even if that means the show must go online. Read more via the Seattle Times.

Most arts lovers will return to live shows with COVID-19 vaccine, survey shows
Ninety percent of arts audiences plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to an international survey of arts groups in the U.S. and three other countries. Read more via the Post Gazette.

How art helps us make sense of COVID-19’s incomprehensible toll
In one installation, more than 248,000 flags blanket a three-and-a-half-acre field. Each flag represents a person who has died from COVID-19, and the artist is adding more each day. Read more via National Geographic.

Creative Inspiration

Black Stories Virtual Exhibit | Explore
Take a virtual tour of this collaboratively curated online exhibit, now on display at the Des Moines Arts Center.

Artist Led Engagement Brings Healing and Connections | Read
Learn how two Minneapolis artists turned to their community to create a ripple effect of connection, healing, and joy.

Pandemic Performers, a visual story | Look
This project documents four artists in Nevada, who reinvented their day-to-day lives because of COVID-19.