Zoom sessions hosted by Art World Conference seek to economically guide artists and independent cultural workers during the months to come.
“We’re not surprised, but also not giving up,” says the Guggenheim Union.
Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC), a nonprofit that provides cultural, socio-economic, health, and housing support for the city’s Indigenous residents.
Forced to shutter to contain the pandemic, Guatemala City’s Proyectos Ultravioleta has created a series of “Nature is Healing” memes, which are both endearing and hilarious.
Organizations including the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Ford Foundation came together to match $5 million in seed funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and will distribute $5,000 unrestricted grants.
As the COVID-19 pandemic roils the arts community, the organizations launched emergency funding initiatives to support the cultural sector.
In an email sent this week, the museum told educators “it will be months, if not years, before we anticipate returning to budget and operations levels to require educator services.”
Director Adam Weinberg says many of those who were laid off “work in visitor-related roles and are no longer able to fulfill their duties now that the Museum is closed.”
New York-based photo center BKC and artist group Seeing Collective have partnered to sell prints online.
The new CARES Act calls for “union neutrality” for companies with 500-10,000 employees receiving loans, which may impact the wave of unionizations at nonprofit museums.
A PR representative declined to name the charities, presumably COVID-19 relief related causes, but assured that they were “prominent,” “crucial to global relief efforts,” and “not run by anyone problematic.”
The Anonymous Was a Woman emergency grant will distribute a total of $250,000 in funding, up to $2,500 for each grantee.