Preparedness, Consumer Confidence, Clarity for Constituents


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“Reopening” for the arts and cultural sectors varies greatly across disciplines, art forms and means of presentation, and there is no one size fits all approach.

While assessments on when to reopen performance venues and reschedule live events differ by geographic location, physical space, event size and attendee population, we can all agree that safety comes first. There is no better advisor than the public health sector.

We encourage you to attend a special webinar presented by Shoreline Arts Alliance in Partnership with the Yale School of Public Health:

REOPENING CT ARTS VENUES: SCIENCE-BASED SAFETY (Webinar 7) Preparedness, Consumer Confidence, Clarity for Constituents

DIY for less $$

Air Purifiers, Safety Shields, Negative Pressure Environments…

6 feet, 10 feet, 12 feet? Dancers, Musicians, Actors, Studio Artists On Stage and in the Studio

Mask study findings | Common Threads for us all!

*Dr. Sten Vermund, Dean, Yale School of Public Health

*Dr. Krystal Pollitt, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences), Yale School of Public Health

*Marie Brault, PhD, medical anthropologist and public health researcher in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health

Public Health researchers and leaders, Drs. Sten Vermund, Krystal Pollitt, and Marie Brault will offer arts organizations, historic sites, venues, staff and boards science-based guidance. This state-wide convening offers clarity, practical scientific advice and an opportunity for you to ask questions related to your risk-reduction strategies.

The webinar on September 18th will focus on sharing those common threads of knowledge needed to successfully navigate these times in the arts. We will include inexpensive DIY solutions for air purifiers, safety shields, and fans to create negative pressure environments as well as performance practices for dancers, musicians, actors, and studio artists on stage and in the studio.

Recent site visits and consultations include Arts Collective, Ivoryton Playhouse, Eastern CT Ballet, Lisa Matias Dance Center, Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts, Norwich Arts Center, New Haven Museum, NHCPA/SouthFarms outdoor concert venue project in Morris, CT, Florence Griswold Museum, Mark Twain House, CT College Arboretum and New London’s waterfront stages with arts leaders from Flock Theatre, Hill-Stead Museum, and Real Art Ways.

Public health scholars will offer advice on when and how to open, leading to consumer confidence and ensuring success and long-term viability.

Friday September 18th at 10 a.m. ET

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