ALL ARTS Talks: Arts in Recovery

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Live Virtual Conversations Between Arts and Culture Leaders and Artists Grappling With the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic,

Tuesday, May 12 at 4 p.m. ET and Wednesdays, May 27  at 4 p.m. EDT & June 10 at 10 a.m. ET on the ALL ARTS Facebook, YouTube & homepage


ALL ARTS, the broadcast and digital platform created by The WNET Group, will be hosting virtual conversations with artists and arts leaders as part of its ALL ARTS Talks conversation series.

1. ALL ARTS Talks: Arts in Recovery streamed live on Tuesday, May 12 from 4-5 p.m. EDT on the ALL ARTS Facebook page and The conversation will address the impact the current COVID-19 pandemic has had on the arts and the steps forward toward recovery. A recording of the May 12 event can be viewed on

Former President of BAM and member of the ALL ARTS Advisory Board Karen Brooks Hopkins will moderate the conversation. Hopkins recently wrote an op-ed for Crain’s New York Business, outlining the need for a “Marshall Plan” to save New York City’s arts community, in which she noted, “As a first step, the field must convene a task force, appointed by the mayor, bringing together a dozen of our organizations’ leaders and most important stakeholders: CEOs and board chairs of arts non-profits, both large and small; representatives from organized labor; individual artists; and community leaders.”

The scheduled conversation will give other arts leaders the opportunity to share their thoughts on how the arts community will weather the impacts of the pandemic, including ALL ARTS Editorial Advisory Board members Anne Pasternak (Brooklyn Museum), James King (Harlem Stage) and Adrian Ellis (AEA Consulting and Global Cultural Districts Network), as well as Dale Franzen (“Hadestown”) and Diane Paulus (American Repertory Theater at Harvard University).

2. ALL ARTS Talks Recovery: The Artists will stream live on Wednesday, May 27 from 4-5 p.m. EDT on the ALL ARTS Facebook and YouTube channels and, a live virtual conversation among artists grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderated by ALL ARTS artistic director Jörn Weisbrodt and featuring playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director, producer and ALL ARTS artist in residence Taylor Mac; composer, co-founder and artistic director of National Sawdust, Paola Prestini; choreographer and founder of Aszure Barton & Artists, Aszure Barton; and author, choreographer, creative director and filmmaker, Du’Bois A’Keen.

3. ALL ARTS Talks Recovery: A Global Perspective will stream live on Wednesday, June 10 from 10-11 a.m. EDT on the ALL ARTS Facebook and YouTube channels and The conversation will address the global impact the current COVID-19 pandemic has had on the arts and the steps forward toward recovery.

Panelists will soon be announced.


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