Venue Re-Opening Information Guide (Multiple Sources)
Posted: Sep 25, 2020
Page Updated: 6-24-2021
National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) has partnered with several live event organizations to launch a national campaign encouraging music fans to get vaccinated: enter #Vax4Live. Joining us are AEG Presents, All Good Presents, Bandit Lites, Fox Theatre Atlanta, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), the Independent Promoter Alliance (IPA), Red Light Management, Universal Attractions Agency and many others rapidly signing on, in order to assist in efforts for safely returning to live events. Let’s encourage our friends, family, and neighbors to get the facts about the vaccine before making up their minds. More info here.
International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA)
The International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) has invited Robert Baird to present a webinar on all aspects of booking international entertainers for festivals and events in America. The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 1-2pm EST. Join us for this IFEA Webinar as Robert talks about the impact of COVID-19 on presenting international artists at your festival or event; how to safely manage performances in the COVID world; and the new performing landscape affecting artist availability, pricing, cooperative efforts, new regulations and cost consideration.
Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP)
Dr. Anthony Fauci Talk
APAP|NYC+ 2021: Dr. Anthony Fauci: "Public Health and the Re-opening of the Performing Arts"
Public Health and Re-Opening the Live Performing Arts with Dr. Anthony Fauci at the APAP|NYC+ 2021 Conference,
January 9, 2021.
Additional APAP COVID-19 Resources available here.
Event Safety Alliance
The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide is a collective work by event industry professionals to help our peers who are planning to reopen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This document contains no “best practices” that apply everywhere – coronavirus creates different challenges depending on countless factors, including the size of the event, its geographic location, the physical space, and the anticipated attendees, to name just a few. Instead, in the order one would plan an event, we have identified reasonably foreseeable health risks and suggested options to mitigate them. This Classified now also contains a Six Month Update.
ESA and National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)- SAFE IN SOUND: A Reopening Checklist for the Live Entertainment Industry: As people in the U.S. continue to get vaccinated and cities and states begin to reopen, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and Event Safety Alliance (ESA), in partnership with Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), Coalition of Performing Arts Centers, and National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) have joined together to research, create and present “Safe In Sound,” a free reopening checklist for the live entertainment industry. This toolkit was developed after consultation with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and based on the most up-to-date guidance and resources available at Guidance for COVID-19 | CDC. It serves as the framework for venues and promoters to reopen fully as safely as possible.
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NEW TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: Pathogen Prepared Professional Training: Live Events are poised to return, and it's incumbent on EVERYONE to ensure they do so safely. Building on our mission to deliver robust and easily accessible learning opportunities, Event Safety Alliance has created Pathogen Prepared Professional Training (P3). Learn more and register here.
The faster we get the COVID-19 vaccination, the sooner we can more safely open our clubs, arenas, theaters, stadiums, exhibition centers, festivals and all other live events. Let’s encourage our friends, family, and neighbors to get the facts about the vaccine before making up their minds. Check out what the Center of Disease Control and Prevention has to say.
Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
The pandemic has permanently changed the way we do business. Gone are the days of there and back trips for 1-hour meetings and that’s a good thing. Learn what remote business practices are emerging as winners and how to you can sell, interview and close deals over remote meetings. Check out this recording of Beyond the Basics: Remote Business is Here to Stay as we learn from Strategic Digital Services' Co-Founders, Matthew Farrar and Joe Clements about remote business best practices and how to emerge as winners in selling, interviewing, and closing deals through remote platforms.
Audience Outlook Monitor
Welcome to Audience Outlook Monitor, an international collaboration between top researchers, funders, service organizations, and hundreds of cultural organizations who want to make informed decisions about how and when to re-start programming based on rigorous research data. Bookmark this website as the go-to source of information on research findings, scenario planning, and critical thinking about audiences and programming. The second phase of research is now underway.
COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
This map shows the risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location. The risk level is the estimated chance (0-100%) that at least 1 COVID-19 positive individual will be present at an event in a county, given the size of the event.
Lyrasis and Performing Arts Readiness
Lyrasis provides classes and event, and their Performing Arts Readiness community frequently covers topics concerning venues and performing arts organizations reopening. Check out upcoming webinars and register here.
League of American Orchestras COVID-19 Data Partnerships
Looking for insight into planning for a wider reopening? Participating in two League of American Orchestras partnership studies from WolfBrown and TRG Arts – The Results Group for the Arts will help you understand the impact of COVID-19 on ticket sales and gift revenue as well as audience preferences and readiness to return. Learn more and register for free webinars!
VISIT FLORIDA has compiled several best practices for the tourism industry to help guide their decision making process on re-opening. Please note that any specific questions regarding sanitation and public health should be directed to local health departments and/or the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Developed by the Performing Arts Center Consortium, this guide will assist in developing individualized reopening plans that protect the health and safety of theatre staff, guests, and artists and allow you to conduct economically viable operations. They will update and redistribute this guide as necessary to reflect new information and changing recommendations. This guide also includes a reference section with other helpful resources.
We are in uncharted territory with the impact of COVID-19 on the arts community. The League of American Historic Theatre Venues has reached out to other leading arts organizations to determine what type of advocacy can happen to ensure that arts organizations have access to some type of relief effort if needed. We will share information as it comes in.
The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)—representing thousands of venue managers and partner companies in stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums and other public assembly venues continues to monitor the developments of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Commercial Facilities (Venues) of all types. We are gathering information in order to understand the extent of its impact, learn more about the virus, and make recommended precautions. We remain committed through IAVM and the Department of Homeland Security Sub-Sector Coordinating Council to keep everyone informed because your health and safety is a top concern.
Association of Performing Arts Professionals - while assessments on when to reopen performance venues and reschedule live events vary greatly by geographic location, physical space, event size and attendee population, we can all agree that safety comes first. APAP has compiled resources that can provide guidance how small events and venues can reopen as safely as possible under these incredibly challenging circumstances.
The principles and considerations outlined in the following publication were compiled from attractions operators around the world in consultation with an epidemiologist. They are designed to provide approaches for you to consider as you reopen your attraction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not all of these considerations will apply to your operation or facility type; however, the information outlined is intended to help you develop or review the plan that will work best for your attraction. The considerations are aimed to focus on medical science and operational expertise rather than general perceptions. You may need to adjust your approach from what is outlined here to address cultural concerns or government guidance, or you may need to take additional measures based solely on what is needed to gain consumer confidence in your market.
Are people feeling more likely to visit performing arts entities now that some cities are reopening? Has the national sentiment changed regarding mandatory face coverings?
It’s time for a big data update.
Pour a fresh cup of coffee, settle into your chair (with an optional pet on your lap if you’re still working from home), and get excited to nerd out. We have five new data updates to share with you today to help inform expectations, operations, procedures, messaging, and audience targeting surrounding cultural organization reopenings in the United States.
As of May 2020, in accordance with state guidelines, some theaters have cautiously begun to explore the possibility of reopening during the summer. This decision is a complex one that requires a careful assessment of local health conditions, legal regulations, staff safety, and community sentiment.
During this challenging period, art houses around the world are working together to innovate and develop film programming and education for digital platforms. Art House Convergence strongly encourages film lovers to invest in their local art house now so that theaters can continue to serve them in the future.
At the Florida Chamber Safety Council, members know their workforce is their most precious asset. The Florida Chamber Safety Council is making Florida the safest state in America by highlighting our members’ safety successes, through being an incubator of safety initiatives and best practices, and the go-to resource for safety, health, and sustainability and is becoming the national standard for safety leadership. Explore downloadable materials for your business.