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National Symposium to Examine Post-COVID Future of the Performing Arts

Next Normal SymposiumThe performing arts industry has been thoroughly upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, with venues shut down, performances canceled, and artists out of work. A Brookings Institution report issued last summer estimated the damage in the fine and performing arts at almost 1.4 million jobs and $42.5 billion in sales lost. What does the future look like? Will audiences come back? How will the experience of the arts have changed? Facing these and other pressures, how will performing artists and institutions adapt? With vaccines now becoming available and an end to pandemic restrictions on the horizon, the Peabody Institute will convene arts industry leaders to explore the path forward for artists and organizations and the long-term, post-COVID landscape for the performing arts. 

WHAT: The Next Normal: Arts Innovation and Resilience in a Post-COVID World
A free virtual symposium featuring leaders in the performing arts industry discussing the impact of the pandemic and the long-term implications and opportunities for artists and organizations.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 10:30 am to 5:00 pm EST
Including an Artists Panel featuring renowned classical and jazz artists, a Music Leadership Panel featuring industry CEOs, a Funders Panel featuring foundation leaders, and opportunities for small group discussion. Panelists and schedule details to be announced in January.

WHERE: Online, links to be provided with registration.

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About the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University comprises both the degree-granting Peabody Conservatory and the community-facing Peabody Preparatory, empowering musicians and dancers from diverse backgrounds to create and perform at the highest level. Building on its rich history as America’s first conservatory, Peabody extends the power of the performing arts and robust artistic training throughout the greater Baltimore community and around the world. Focused on the five pillars of excellence, interdisciplinary experiences, innovation, community connectivity, and diversity, Peabody has introduced the Breakthrough Curriculum into its rigorous core professional training to prepare flexible and innovative artists for 21st-century careers. As part of one of the world’s great research universities and medical institutions, Peabody is also taking a leading role in the field of performing arts medicine, advancing important initiatives in both arts-in-healthcare and clinical care for performing artists. 

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