$3.5 million. That’s the estimated negative economic impact of coronavirus on Connecticut’s arts and cultural organizations, according to a new survey.
278 organizations and 47 individual artists in Connecticut responded to the nationwide survey. It was conducted by the national arts advocacy group Americans for the Arts, and as expected, social distancing has taken its toll. 93 percent of organizations in Connecticut say they have had to cancel events, with an estimated loss of over 35,000 audience members.