How the coronavirus is hurting the arts in California

The California Arts Council has released the results of its preliminary survey of California’s creative sector on the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the state’s arts and cultural economy.

Data from the summarized survey responses include the following:

—Organizations estimated an average revenue loss of $193,642 each

—Individuals estimated an average personal income loss of $23,857 each

—66 percent of organizations have had to cancel events that cannot be rescheduled

—85 percent of individual artists and cultural workers have had work have had work cancelled such as gigs/appearances/shows

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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