Transcript for By the Numbers: COVID-19’s devastation on the arts
Coming nineteen has ravaged the American art scene is so many London's from Peter performances to musical festivals have been canceled during these long months. Quick Angela by the numbers. The crew viruses have a devastating thirteen point nine billion dollar economic impact on America's arts sector nine 6% of arts and cultural organizations of the US. I've had to cancel events during this pandemic leading 63%. Of creative workers now unemployed according to the Americans for the arts. 44040s. That's how long Broadway theaters will now go dark after vote was announced today. That they will not reopen until at least the end of may 2021. Last year these world famous venues drew fourteen point six million theater goers in sold one point eight billion dollars worth of tickets. And before the pandemic New York State's arts and cultural sector contributed 120 billion dollars to the State's economy. Translating into seven and a half percent of its economic output.
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