Mellon Foundation Launches Initiative to Support Arts Post-Covid

June 4th, 2021

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will launch a $125 million plan to help support and aid the arts economy in New York. “The artists whose work helps to sustain us have faced particularly devastating circumstances resulting from unemployment, underemployment, and a lack of predictable paid incomes,” Mellon Foundation president Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement. “It’s critical for the vibrancy of our cities that we recognize that making art is work.”

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