Arts Alert: Take MN State Arts Board and RAC Survey Re: Arts in COVID-19 Crisis

SURVEY: COVID-19’s impact on the creative community and support needed

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts is working furiously to support the arts and creative community as the COVID-19 crisis grows. We know that the community is experiencing unprecedented levels of upheaval and we are working in coalition with all of the statewide arts supporting organizations on a coordinated response. This survey is part of that coordination to get a handle on how the field would like the statewide arts supporting organizations to help. The good news is that we delivered 2000 letters of support for the arts during Virtual Arts Advocacy Day last Thursday. Way to go, Team! Watch for Arts Alerts this week as we announce, with many other partners, a number of efforts to support the field, but this is the first. Please give your input!

Sheila Smith
MCA Executive Director


“The Minnesota State Arts Board and Minnesota’s regional arts councils know that people and organizations in our state’s arts and creative sector are being tested and challenged as never before. The physical, emotional, and financial toll that COVID-19 is taking is beyond our ability to measure, at this point.

To help us get a handle on what’s happening and guide our immediate and longer-term responses to COVID-19, we need your input. Please take FIVE MINUTES to complete a very brief and simple survey. We will begin reviewing the information on March 25, so please complete the survey by then.  However, we know that the situation is evolving every day, so we’ll keep the survey live and will continue to review new responses as we receive them.

Please forward this message to anyone else who might want to provide input.

We will be sharing this information with other arts funders, with Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and others who can use it in their own efforts.  We are all in this together and I know we all want to do whatever we can to support one another.

Take care,

Sue Gens
Executive Director
Minnesota State Arts Board