Fall 2021 COVID-19 Impact Study (December 2021)

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (“Cultural Alliance”) is committed to tracking the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and culture sector in our region.

COVID-19 Impact on the Arts and Culture Sector in Greater Philadelphia

Over the course of several months, the Cultural Alliance conducted two surveys to begin to understand the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic was having on the nonprofit arts and culture sector in Greater Philadelphia.

To Prevent a Collapse of the Region’s Creative Economy and to Spur Economic Recovery, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Calls for $20 Million in Relief Funding & Robust Support for Tourism Marketing in the FY22 City of Philadelphia Budget

Building off its COVID-19 Economic Impact Report from March, the Cultural Alliance calls for this bold action as it reports new data reflecting the dire risk facing arts and culture organizations across the region.

A Year Into the Pandemic, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Projects a Staggering $371.7m Total Revenue Loss for Arts & Culture

In a sector-wide analysis rooted in a survey of nearly 300 organizations, arts and culture reports stunning and ongoing losses, representing approximately a $1 million loss each day for the sector since March 2020

COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey: March 2021

The COVID-19 Economic Impact Report provides the most complete view thus far of the economic, social and programmatic damage inflicted on the region’s arts and culture sector by the pandemic.

COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey

Agenda: Prosperity

Southeastern Pennsylvania’s cultural organizations and their audiences have a combined impact of $4.1 billion on the region’s economy.

Arts and culture is a powerhouse of economic impact in our region.

It brings investment and jobs. It is a cornerstone of our tourism industry and of the region’s growing reputation as a vibrant, diverse and creative place to live.  The cumulative impact of performing arts, historical museums, visual arts, public art and gardens, libraries  and other organizations is profound – and that impact is growing.

2015 Portfolio: Culture Across Communities

2015 Portfolio: Culture Across Communities is the Alliance’s first national report, covering the activities of 5,502 organizations in 11 metros: Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Twin Cities, and Washington DC.

National Nonprofit Arts & Culture Sector Recovering from Recession Despite Declines in Contributed Income

Across 11 major metro regions, cultural attendance increased 3% from 2009 to 2012, reaching 210 million people annually. Overall revenues for arts and culture increased 7%, but contributed revenue, a critical source of support, declined 3.5% due to drops in individual, government and corporate support.

‘Patron Loyalty Study’ Reveals New Data on Museum and Performing Arts Audiences

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