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On March 30, 2021, ArtsFund hosted this live news event and community conversation. One year after pandemic-related closures began affecting our community, we discussed how COVID-19 has impacted the Puget Sound cultural sector over the past twelve months. ArtsFund leadership provided new data from our latest COVID-19 impact surveys and a panel of arts leaders shared their perspectives on what it means for the future of our community.

Featuring a panel discussion with:

Betsey Brock, Executive Director, On the Boards

Kevin Malgesini, Managing Director, Seattle Children’s Theatre

Rita Meher, Executive Director, Tasveer

Faaluaina Pritchard, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Cultural Center

 Remarks from Michael Greer, ArtsFund President & CEO, and Sung Yang, ArtsFund Board Chair

Moderated by Sarah Sidman, ArtsFund Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Communications

Special performance by Benjamin Hunter


Click here to view the recording.

Recording time stamps:

00:00 – Welcome and Introduction, Sarah Sidman
3:45 – Performance, Benjamin Hunter
9:00 – Remarks, ArtsFund Board Chair Sung Yang
13:38 – Data Briefing, ArtsFund President & CEO Michael Greer
19:42 – Panel Introduction, Sarah Sidman
20:45 – Arts Leaders Panel Discussion
39:24 – Open Q+A
50:16 – “What is inspiring you?”

View our data findings here.

View the press release here.

View Seattle Times coverage here.

Download a pdf of the findings here.

Thanks to all who participated, attended, and viewed the event!

Header: Simone Porter performs with Seattle Symphony musicians at Benaroya Hall, conducted by Shiyeon Sung, photo by James Holt, courtesy of Seattle Symphony.