CultureSource: Sector-Level Research on the Organizational Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Team: Alan Brown & John Carnwath

As a means of understanding the rapidly changing financial health of the sector of arts and cultural organizations in Southeast Michigan, CultureSource commissioned WolfBrown to conduct a scan of a cross-section of 40 cultural organizations in 2020, and a second analysis of 20 organizations in 2021. The analysis aimed to understand what sustained arts organizations in Southeast Michigan during the second year of the pandemic, what damage was done, what was learned from the first two years of the pandemic, and to identify the most pressing needs of arts and cultural organizations as they resume operations. The paper concludes with thoughts on the evolving role of philanthropic funders in the post-pandemic era.

To learn more about the findings, read the online report.