Artists and Organizations Across Oregon Have Lost an Estimated $56 Million Due to COVID-19-Related Cancellations
The Regional Arts & Culture Council reports that in Multnomah County alone, the dollar amount attached to everything from canceled classes to scrapped shows amounts to $46 million so far. The nonprofit surveyed individuals and organizations throughout the state to try to measure the impact during March, April and May. Most of the participating respondents–more than 900–are in Multnomah County. Artists based elsewhere have lost an additional $10 million at this point.