ArtsMemphis deployed a survey on March 18, 2020 to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on artists and cultural organizations in Shelby County. The purpose of the survey is to determine how ArtsMemphis and our community can best help and connect artists and organizations to resources. We will continue to accept responses and will update the data regularly.
Responses (as of 4.13.20):
Organization survey data indicated the following:
Total projected loss of income for March 2020: $1,191,958
Total anticipated loss of income April-June 2020 if regulated social distancing persists: $7,412,880
Number of individual artists in or affiliated with an organization who have been or will be financially impacted: 1623
Number of administrative staff in an organization who have been or will be financially impacted: 241
Survey Respondent’s Stated Current Needs (outside of unrestricted support):
Note: ArtsMemphis has used these responses to determine the focus of weekly Arts Sector Support Calls, which occur every Thursday at 4pm. Topics covered include: Human Resources, SBA Loans, Development and Communications, IT Best Practices.
Survey Respondent’s Stated Future Needs:
Artist survey data indicated the following:
Total estimated loss of income for March 2020: $513,779
Total anticipated loss of income April-June 2020: $1,467,506