Kansas City Arts Scene FINALLY Recovering From Long COVID

This report is worth a look for locals because it shares a couple of truisms . . .

The Kansas City arts scene is an economic engine that does sustain THOUSANDS of people

Even better . . .

Check the economic data and notice that locals are starting to get back out in the aftermath of the pandemic and support local artists & artisans throughout the metro . . . Here's the word

“The pandemic was devastating to the arts,” Randy Cohen, vice president of research with Washington-based Americans for the Arts, told KC Studio. “But they’ve re-opened, they’re working their way back. 2022 was a recovery year, and in 2022 the nonprofit arts made up a $615 million industry in this region.”

Cohen gave a report on the economic and social impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in the Kansas City area . . . The report says nonprofit arts generated $615 million in spending in the Kansas City area during fiscal year 2022, based on survey responses from 267 organizations that hosted 4.5 million attendees. The total spending comprised $435 million in outlays by organizations and $180 million from audiences.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Post-pandemic arts recovery stokes Kansas City economy - KC STUDIO

New report from ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council and Americans for the Arts lays out the numbers.