Join the Wisconsin Policy Forum, a nonpartisan, independent statewide policy research organization, for a discussion about the new report, “Arts and Culture in a Pandemic:
An Existential Threat.”
The session is hosted by Arts Wisconsin, Wisconsin Arts Board, and the Wisconsin Policy Forum, with WPF researchers Joe Peterangelo and Ashley Fisher.
COVID-19 has created huge challenges for Wisconsin’s creative businesses and workers. The creative sector plays an important role in the state’s economy and quality of life. These challenges come on the heels of a pre-pandemic employment decline in the sector and declining state support, with Wisconsin allocating fewer state dollars per-capita to its state arts agency than any other state. Several Midwest states are now providing emergency support for arts and culture in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Though Wisconsin faces many other compelling needs, the severity of the challenge for the arts and culture sector, which is likely to be among the last to normalize, may merit consideration of a similar response here.
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