The Art of Reopening: A Virtual Conversation on Reengaging Arts Audiences in Physical Spaces

03:00 pm ~ 04:00 pm

How can arts organization reopen their venues in 2021? Join us for a virtual conversation building upon the NEA’s The Art of Reopening: A Guide to Current Practices Among Arts Organizations During COVID-19, the January 2021 report which examined reopening practices of organizations that resumed in-person programming in 2020 and presents promising tactics and nine case studies.

Following opening remarks by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health, representatives from three of the organizations highlighted in the report will explore reopening opportunities and challenges facing arts organizations in 2021. Sunil Iyengar, director of the Arts Endowment’s Office of Research & Analysis, will moderate the conversation with Scott Altman, president & CEO, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati, Ohio; Chloe Cook, executive director, Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema, Birmingham, Alabama; Rebecca Read Medrano, co-founder and executive director, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Washington, DC. The session will conclude with an audience Q&A.