To Our Community:
The ground is shifting underneath us. In the past few weeks, we've all had to make significant adjustments in our personal and professional lives.
Without a doubt, artists and arts administrators have been particularly impacted by the challenges these shifts present. In some cases the may even feel insurmountable.
It is estimated that the nonprofit arts sector in the United States has lost $3.2 billion due to the thousands of cancellations and closings as social distancing measures were necessitated. Speaking of such a number doesn't convey the depth and reach of this impact on countless individual artists and lives, nor to the fact that an "end date" remains unclear.
With public events on hold, it may be a minute until we have more news to share. But as we all make adjustments to the new realities and try to plan for uncertain futures, we wanted to share a few resources that might prove helpful to you at this time.
In particular, we'd like to assure you that we'll be bringing our heads together as to how best to serve you now and as we move forward as a budding non-profit. If you have any thoughts or ideas, we would love to hear from you.
All our best,
Austin Emerging Arts Leaders Board