Notes from the Field

An other lost weekend in New York without the arts.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/24/arts/new-york-fall-arts-economy.html

“It’s our job to try to make the future a better place. It’s our job to try to make the theater more democratic, more inclusive, more accessible, more anti-racist. That’s what we’ve got to do. And so, I’m optimistic that we’ll be able to continue doing that.” Oscar Eustis, Public Theater

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/20/914251681/what-will-the-future-of-theater-look-like-our-artists-are-going-to-lead-us

Challenged to examine their White bias, some theater companies are taking on diversity — from the top

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/challenged-to-examine-their-white-bias-some-theater-companies-are-taking-on-diversity–from-the-top/2020/09/16/4d094120-f6a1-11ea-a275-1a2c2d36e1f1_story.html

In a K-Shaped Recovery, nonprofits should lean on major donors

In a K-Shaped Recovery, nonprofits should lean on major donors https://hbr.org/2020/09/in-a-k-shaped-recovery-nonprofits-should-lean-on-major-donors

We need the arts back

We need the arts back before we completely forget how to live together. And, right now, the future is near impossible to read – sad but true. https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-chicago-theater-season-no-dates-0828-20200826-3x32to7zrze2xlqbdqisef7s6q-story.html

Heartbreaking

The news is heartbreaking, but we can take action by being part of “Be An #ArtsHero‘s Day Of Action” #ArtsHero https://www.brookings.edu/research/lost-art-measuring-covid-19s-devastating-impact-on-americas-creative-economy/ Lost art: Measuring COVID-19’s devastating impact on America’s creative economy

BE AN ARTS HERO DAY – LABOR DAY 2020

The news is heartbreaking, but we can take action by being part of “Be An #ArtsHero‘s Day Of Action” #ArtsHero Lost art: Measuring COVID-19’s devastating impact on America’s creative economy

Making Its Case?: The not-for-profit art world is not making its case

I find this a bit concerning. The not-for-profit art world is not making its case. https://variety.com/2020/film/news/federal-aid-theaters-concert-venues-performance-review-survey-1234736825