Tagged: COVID19

Career Opportunities in Large Arts and Heritage Organizations, Before, During, and After COVID-19

Washington, D.C., is filled with major attractions that focus on art, history, culture, and heritage. From the Smithsonian Institution to the National Gallery of Art to the Washington Monument, there is certainly no shortage of vast arts and heritage organizations in the nation’s capital. Normally, these venues are packed with tourists and visitors, as well as locals who don’t want to lose sight of what makes their community so special. COVID-19, however, had its own plans and was able to incapacitate even the most time-honored spots.

Career opportunities Large ArtsCareer opportunities at these sites were flourishing in the pre-pandemic days, suffered greatly during

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Cartwright announces $10.7M COVID-19 relief funds for local venues

Aug. 12—WILKES-BARRE — U.S. Rep Matt Cartwright Wednesday said Northeastern Pennsylvania has a rich culture of arts and music, but many of the businesses in those industries are hurting because of the pandemic.

Cartwright, D-Moosic, announced 12 venues in Pennsylvania’s 8th District will receive a total of $10.7 million from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) program.

Cartwright said he voted to establish the program through COVID-19 relief compromise passed in December 2020, then enhance it by helping pass the American Rescue Plan. The fund supports businesses in the music and entertainment industries that had to shut their doors due

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Survey: Ohio arts industry lost $1 billion, could take 2 years to recover from COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Ohio’s arts and creative industry could be far from recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis. A recent survey from advocacy group Ohio Citizens for the Arts (OCA) is painting a clearer picture of the pandemic’s toll on the sector.

“It’s really gutted this industry, an industry that really is at the backbone of prosperity and quality of life and building strong communities,” said OCA executive director Angela Meleca.

40 OCA members who responded to the group’s survey reported they’ve lost a collective $136

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British museums have suffered particularly badly during covid-19

THE NUMBER of visitors to museums around the world collapsed last year. According to an annual survey published by The Art Newspaper last month, the biggest museums in America, Brazil, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia and Spain—as well as Britain—welcomed fewer than 20% of their usual numbers.

Many governments were quick to offer support. Germany, France and Britain all announced emergency funds of at least £1bn to help their culture sectors survive the catastrophic loss of income. Even in America, where public funding for cultural institutions is scarcer, the federal government earmarked $200m for museums

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