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Juilliard Kovner Chat: Arts Funding & The Pandemic

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
The Juilliard School

On November 11, Elaine will join the Kovner Fellows at the Julliard School to talk about something that is top of mind for current and future arts leaders alike: The funding landscape amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arts Funding & the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pop Quiz: Who funds the arts in the United States? If you said a complex web of federal, state, and local resources, supplemented by individual contributions and purchases, you’d be exactly right. And if you quickly realized all of those sources are under financial stress right now, you’d be even more correct.

As the economy and the arts industry grapple with major financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worth understanding the funding landscape in detail. After all, as future leaders in the arts industry, you’ll be inheriting this landscape sooner rather than later.

As part of this workshop, we’ll:

  • Review the typical funding structure of a music organization in the United States
  • Highlight planned state-level expenditures in support of the arts (spoiler: it’s not good)
  • Review the financial impact faced by artists as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Strategize actionable solutions to very big problems
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