2.7 Million Jobs in the Arts Have Been Lost Since the Pandemic Began
Connecting the Dots – #YesThisIsAnArtsStory Repost from Truthout
Sasha Abramsky | 19 December 2020
This past summer, the Brookings Institution released a report on the pandemic’s impact on the U.S.’s creative artists and the institutions that showcase their work. The numbers were overwhelming: a loss of 2.7 million jobs, and a collapse in arts-related revenues to the tune of $150 billion.
In the fine and performing arts category (visual arts, music, theater and dance), Brookings estimated that as the pandemic played out fully, half of all jobs in these fields would disappear.