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RESOURCES FROM PERFORMING ARTS IN COVID TIME

We asked our panelists to provide us with links pertinent to their talks, and additionally gathered material from our audience in the forum chat. We have organized these materials by topic and provide links to them all here.

THE IMPACT OF COVID ON PERFORMING ARTS

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID ON THE CULTURAL SECTOR

CREATING ART DURING A PANDEMIC

  • The American Pops Orchestra has been successful in putting on 80 live performances during the pandemic in a proper socially distanced manner. 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • A List of Native Theatres and Theatremakers

GOVERNMENT AID FOR THE ARTS

GIGGING MUSICIANS

  • Pop-up outdoor performances staged by NYCNext as part of their mission "to position NYC as the creative and innovative city that will create its next great era through the resilience and creativity of its residents (those here + those still coming)"
  • A short essay from May 2020 by Jerome Harris calling for creative strategic data gathering and planning in support of America's jazz enterprise as it works to cope with the effects of the pandemic

ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY

  • Actors' Equity Association petition to "Fund the Arts/Fuel the Economy"
  • Center for Artistic Activism, which conducts training, advising and research in support of work that combines the emotional affect of the arts with the instrumental effect of activism
  • ExtendPUA, a pro-Federal-pandemic-relief activism group founded by two unemployed theater-production workers
  • Music Workers Alliance, an organization of independent musicians and DJs seeking to improve their working conditions and amplify their voices in the political and economic decision-making that affects their lives
  • Racial Equity Institute (REI). An alliance of trainers, organizers, and institutional leaders who want to create racially equitable organizations and systems. Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina

ARTS TO SUPPORT DIRECTLY

THEATER

    • Black Theatre United (BTU), an advocacy organization to support actors and all theatre staff during this pandemic
    • Here I Am, by Mélisandre Short-Colomb, The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
      • Mélisandre tells her story of discovering her ancestry, attending Georgetown as an undergraduate student in her early 60s; and she interweaves key moments in her life with excerpts from Georgetown’s archives that capture voices of the slaves and the Jesuits who owned them
    • The McCarter Theatre Center in New York City, NY
    • Soul Rep Theater in Dallas, TX
      • They are streaming a play about the women who were experimented on by Dr. Marion Sims who is known as the father of Gynecology
    • White Snake Projects in Boston, MA, has done a synchronous live opera (or live singing/instrumental performance) over the internet

    OPERA

    DANCE

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