Since early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the arts and cultural sector nationwide. It's estimated that 90% of cultural organizations canceled at least some of their programming and as a result, ticket revenue and donations have seen drastic changes.
In this series of webinars, Dr. Zannie Voss takes a deep-dive look into the arts and cultural landscape of several regions from pre-pandemic into the early impact of COVID-19. These data-driven findings can be used to better understand and tell the story of how your organization fared throughout the crisis and help to inform funders where support may be needed now.
RECORDED ON MAY 18, 2022
This webinar is produced in partnership with the Michigan Arts and Culture Council. Support for SMU DataArts and the Cultural Data Profile in Michigan is provided by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the Michigan Arts and Culture Council.
RECORDED ON DECEMBER 8, 2021
This webinar is produced in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Support for SMU DataArts and the Cultural Data Profile in Pennsylvania is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz Endowments, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and the William Penn Foundation.
RECORDED ON JULY 22, 2021
Produced in partnership with The Arts Community Alliance.
RECORDED ON MAY 12, 2021
Produced in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, and co-hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the municipal local arts agencies of the cities of Pasadena, West Hollywood, Culver City, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Torrance and the City of Long Beach through the Long Beach Arts Council
RECORDED ON MARCH 9, 2021
Produced in partnership with New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
This report, published in partnership with The Wallace Foundation, is based on research conducted during August and September of 2020 investigating the elements of successful strategies employed by high-performing arts organizations that primarily serve communities of color.
Image provided by Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Local Profile, dancer Sean J. Smith; Photo by Cori Baker, Dallas, TX. Image provided by Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Local Profile, dancer Sean J. Smith; Photo by Cori Baker, Dallas, TX.
When faced with uncertainty or the prospect of loss, organizations with adequate savings can plan the best path forward, knowing that a deficit won’t put them out of business.
This report, published in partnership with The Wallace Foundation, is based on research conducted during January to March 2020 investigating the elements of successful strategies employed by 10 organizations with a track record of high performance and 10 who engineered a turnaround from low to high performance.
Aimed at helping arts and cultural organizations consider key questions and variables as they plan for reopening and a post-COVID-19 future, this report estimates the pandemic’s effect on the nonprofit arts sector and identifies three critical propositions and four prompting questions for consideration.