(BLOOMINGTON) – Three panelists representing different aspects of Bloomington’s performing arts sector shared their views at an Aug. 13 Chamber Speaker Series event.
- Kate Galvin, artistic director for Cardinal Stage
- Linda Pisano, chair of the Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance
- Sean Starowitz, assistant director for the arts with the City of Bloomington Economic & Sustainable Development Department
Topics in the wide-ranging discussion included the impact of COVID-19 on performing arts organizations, how groups are adapting in creative ways, infrastructure needs, ways that new collaborations are forming, and the need for ongoing support during these challenging times.
According to a 2019 study commissioned by Cardinal Stage, the Bloomington/Monroe County performing arts sector adds over $4 million annually to the local economy and supports more than 160 jobs here.
Information provided by The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Matters.