James Madison University

Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. JMU is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education because students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty who are here because they want to pursue knowledge and make teaching their No. 1 priority.

NCNE’s most recent partnership with JMU affords additional innovative content arising from COVID-19 responses among nonprofit organizations in their milieu. Their recommended resources on arts nonprofit resiliency can be viewed below.

The Arts and Culture Sector ’s Contributions to Economic Recovery and Resiliency in the United States, Key Findings January 2021

In light of the challenges facing the US economy resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to better understand the role of the arts sector has never been more acute.

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COVID-19 Arts Sector Impacts

ArtsFund surveyed arts, cultural, and scientific nonprofits in the Central Puget Sound, as part of ongoing efforts to measure the continued impacts from of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a merged dataset based on two waves of data collection sources: January 22, 2021 – March 5, 2021 (n=55) and from February 16, 2021 – March 2, 2021 (n=22). Of the 77 responding groups, 86% are based out of King County and 14% are based out of Pierce and Snohomish counties. The findings reflect significant impacts on organizations from reduction of skilled personnel, financial loss, and perceived permanent shifts to the sector.

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