Meeting Your Legal Duty Of Care In Post-Covid Reopening

In another post, we had shared some general guidance provided by the Downtown Professionals Network for re-opening arts and cultural venues as Covid-19 restrictions ease up. The Event Safety Alliance, which is comprised of over 300 professionals from live event venues of all sizes, has recently issued a Reopening Guide that provides much more detailed guidance in this regard. While it is focused on live events, a great deal of the content is applicable to any organization that has people physically present in their spaces. The guide isn’t meant to be exhaustive … Read more

Arts Admin State Of Employment Poll, Update 2

It’s been one month since we started asking readers to complete a short, two question survey designed to measure how the employment status of arts administrators and independent contractors is being impacted by coronavirus related shutdowns. As of today, just over half of respondents indicate they are still working and being paid at my regular full time or part time status, and that’s great news. A quarter of respondents indicated they are still working but at reduced hours/pay while 12 percent have been furloughed or laid off. Six percent indicated their position … Read more

Arts Admin State Of Employment Poll, Update 1

On April 12, we asked readers to complete a short, two question poll designed to measure how the employment status of arts administrators and independent contractors is being impacted by coronavirus related shutdowns. Originally, we designed the poll to happen on a rolling weekly basis but it’s looking like a better option is to maintain the same poll from week to week and allow visitors to submit an updated status at least once a week if needed. As of today, it’s looking like the vast majority of respondents are in good shape … Read more

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