The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the economic and emotional health of people and their communities. It’s not surprising that as a result, many of us are more worried, more bored and feel less connected to others. To work through these challenges, many people have sought solace and respite in the arts. To explore the role of the arts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to deepen our understanding of how arts organizations can help their communities during these times, Slover Linett Audience Research and LaPlaca Cohen surveyed more than 120,000 people around the country, summarizing their findings in the 2020 report, Culture and Community in a Time of Crisis: A Special Edition of Culture Track. Join us for a presentation from the lead researchers of this study in a session that will explore the report’s key findings.
Amy Gedal Douglass, The Wallace Foundation, New York, NY
Jen Benoit-Bryan, Slover Linett Audience Research, Chicago, IL
Madeline Smith, Slover Linett Audience Research, Chicago, IL