A new report from the Center for an Urban Future charts the impacts of coronavirus on small arts orgs, surveying a broad range of venues and galleries on the impacts that pandemic-related closures and cancellations are causing. “Small, community-based arts venues are the cultural lifeblood of New York City and cities around the world. But unlike larger institutions and museums, few smaller cultural groups have the benefit of endowments or large donor bases to help cushion the blow as they experience staggering declines in revenue,” says Eli Dvorkin, Editorial & Policy Director, Center for an Urban Future. “Without immediate financial support to offset these losses, there’s a real danger that many of these organizations will not make it to the other side of this crisis. And the loss to our collective cultural lives is incalculable.”
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Dr Harald Falckenberg
* Dr Harald Falckenberg is a German collector based in Hamburg, who owns about 1,700 pieces including an extraordinary room collaboration between Paul McCarthy and Jason Rhoades.
Recent projects are Christoph Schlingensief’s “Animatograph”, a giant multimedia installation that von Habsburg also collaborated on; and a large room installation by Mike Kelley. He is opening a 65,000 sq ft (6,000-7,000 sq m) space in Hamburg next year.
* From the Financial Times.