The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the arts and cultural sectors into a paradoxical situation. While lockdowns have intensified the demand for cultural and creative content, the cultural sector has also been one of the most affected by, and probably one of the latest to economically recover from the pandemic and its consequences. With vaccines now available, and an end to pandemic restrictions on the horizon for many countries (but not all), have cultural districts and institutions managed to find new and/or sustainable new ways of operating? Has the pandemic incited the cultural sector to re-examine their business models and source for new forms of financial support and revenue streams? Importantly, how can cultural districts better leverage on the new opportunities and build resilience to both foreseeable and unforecastable future change?
Join us for this Conversation to hear from cultural leaders and arts managers on whether the global pandemic has truly enabled any innovations in the way we operate.
– Theo Knipfing, Founder, Plus Curiosity
– Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
– Shauna Weeks, Manager Communications and Programming, Perth Theatre Trust
– Michael Woodsmall, Strategic Development Manager, WHY – moderator