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Survey of US Arts Organizations Points to Devastating Losses During Pandemic Based on its findings, Americans for the Arts estimates nearly $5 billion in losses across the US’s 120,492 arts nonprofits. (via Hyperallergic)

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‘There Is No Support System’: Art Handlers, the Invisible Muscle of the Multibillion-Dollar Art Industry, Face an Uncertain Future as Work Vanishes Art handlers have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19, revealing inequities and vulnerabilities that existed long before lockdown.…

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Sobey Art Award Gives Longlisted Artists $25,000 Each and Cancels Single-Winner Approach for 2020 The Sobey Art Foundation and National Gallery of Canada announced that, rather than choosing a shortlist of five artists and then a single $100,000 winner, it…

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The Art World Has Agonized Over Its Reliance on Airplanes. But That’s the Wrong Way to Think About Reducing Carbon Emissions There are far better ways to focus our anti-carbon efforts. (via artnet)

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People Need Art in Times of Crisis. That’s Why Museums Should Be Among the First Institutions to Reopen for Business—Here’s How The cultural strategy expert Andras Szanto offers a step-by-step look at how museums could help the public regain a…

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Close to 40 per cent of Canada’s artists and artistic organizations will need more from government to survive COVID-19: survey (via Globe and Mail)

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One-third of French galleries could shut before end of 2020 due to coronavirus impact (via The Art Newspaper)

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Royal Ontario Museum will lay off half of its full-time staff, reducing hours (via Globe and Mail)

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For Love or Money by Zainub Verjee

According to the CRA, an artist is either a professional or a hobbyist, which raises broader questions about whether art should be valued because it can be sold or because it can be shown. Written by Executive Director Zainub Verjee:…

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