Leaders at fewer than half the arts organizations in the St. Louis area say they are confident their organizations will survive the impact of COVID-19.
That uncertainty is revealed in a survey by the national advocacy group Americans for the Arts.
Only 38 of 79 arts organization leaders in St. Louis and in St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson counties who responded reported that they will likely survive the economic disruptions of the pandemic. Nationwide, 58% of arts organizations who responded to the survey expressed confidence.
St. Louis-area arts organizations lost more than $2.5 million during the coronavirus crisis, according to the survey’s calculations.