New COVID-19 Research and Resources from the National Endowment for the Arts

  • January 30, 2021

New COVID-19 Research and Resources from the National Endowment for the Arts

As we enter 2021, the impact of the pandemic still poses a significant challenge to the arts community as it does to the nation. The newest contribution to the National Endowment for the Arts’ collection of COVID-19 research and resources is The Art of Reopening: A Guide to Current Practices Among Arts Organizations During COVID-19. 

For this report, Arts Endowment research staff surveyed national arts service organizations and conducted interviews about reopening practices of organizations that have resumed in-person programming in 2020. The 42-page report presents promising tactics—such as being transparent when the unexpected happens and developing stronger ties with one’s local community—as well as nine case studies.

In addition to The Art of Reopening, the Arts Endowment contributed to FEMA’s Recovery Support Function Leadership Group with COVID-19's Impacts on Arts and Culture that offers resources to arts organizations and artists.

Both of these publications are highlighted along with other statistics and stories in the monthly blog post from the Arts Endowment’s Director of Research & Analysis Sunil Iyengar. 

Finally, the current issue of the Arts Endowment’s magazine, Arts in the Time of COVID offers more stories and insights. Each of the organizations featured in the magazine illustrates the importance of adaptation, resilience, and staying true to the values that drive each to overcome and survive.

To see the Arts Endowment’s COVID-19 resources, click here.



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