You Can’t Just Let People Tear Your Clothes Off Anymore

Recently, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the union which has members working in performing arts venues, convention centers, movies, and television productions, recently released their Covid-19 reopening guide. If you work in an environment that employs IATSE members, it is worth reviewing the guidelines to get a sense of what the union expects working conditions to look like. By and large, the guidance on the first 19 pages doesn’t differ substantially from some of the other guidelines that have appeared here on ArtsHacker. If you have pored over the guidance … Read more

Special COVID-19 Edition Of CultureTrack Is Here

The folks at LaPlaca Cohen are working on a special COVID-19 edition of their indispensable Culture Track survey. The key findings are now available for download with the full report arriving later in the month. By conducting survey research and qualitative research among both arts audiences and the wider U.S. public, this study is designed to deepen our understanding of how arts and culture organizations can help their communities during these times…and how communities can support their arts and cultural organizations. Organizations of all sizes and disciplines across the country sent survey invitations to … Read more

A Question Of Face Masks And Liability

In an earlier entry, I had written about meeting the legal duty of care and planning to re-open your venue as Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed.  It is good to be aware of legal duty of care as a general concept because it exists entirely independent of diseases concerns and is applicable to every aspect of an organization’s operations and decision making. As plans evolve, there are myriad questions that arise about the types of rules and restrictions you create for attendance. This can be an issue regarding the use of face masks, … Read more

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