Michigan’s arts and culture community is reeling due to cancellations and revenue lost amidst strict public safety measures put in place to blunt the spread of COVID-19.
“If we value these organizations and businesses, if we want them to be here when this crisis is over, they have to be able to pay their mortgage payments.” — Deb Polich, Arts Alliance
The impact is especially hard on the hourly and service workers who keep events staffed and audiences entertained.
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“If we value these organizations and businesses, if we want them to be here when this crisis is over, they have to be able to pay their mortgage payments,” says Deb Polich of the Arts Alliance.
101.9 WDET has compiled a list of arts and culture organizations who are currently seeking additional support to make it through tough economic circumstances. This will be updated as we add more organizations.
Do you know or are you part of an arts or culture organization that is seeking additional support?
- A URL or screenshot to a public appeal for support related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- A URL to a donation page on your website or payment provider.
Cafe and event space
“As you may know, we are an artist-run space with razor thin margins that, for the past 10 years, has operated at the scale and magnitude of most cultural institutions with quadruple the budget.”
“Cancelling and postponing shows places tremendous financial strain on any theatre.”
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