Reopening the Arts and Humanities Safely

July 15, 2020

Whether your organization has already opened, or you are in the midst of planning and preparation for reopening, ensuring the health and safety of staff, patrons, vendors, and contractors is a priority. On Wednesday, July 15th, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council hosted Reopening the Arts and Humanities Safely, a discussion about reopening safely. 

Prompted by facilitator Sarah Merritt, Director of PA Creative Communities at PCA, panelists Linda Hollinshead, Dana Payne and Cecile Shellman discussed the challenges and opportunities organizations face in this era of COVID-19.  

Panelists were joined by partners from PHC, PCA, OCL and PHMC to answer questions from the over 250 leaders, employees and volunteers tuning in to the webinar. The process of  planning and implementing a reopening agenda is complex. Practicing open communication,  considering flexible support for constituents, and recognizing what is possible during this time helps everyone to feel physically, psychologically and emotionally safe. 

Please feel free to pass this recording on to your colleagues. PCA and PHC hope to provide updates on reopening guidelines through another webinar in the fall. As a reminder, the guide, Reopening Safely: Tips and Resources to Prepare is updated regularly.

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