Europe and North America: Statistics



National Endowment for the Arts to Distribute $75 million in Relief Aid to Arts Organizations in Need

Washington, DC—In recognition of the arts’ $877 billion contribution to the U.S. economy and a source of 5.1 million American jobs, the National Endowment for the Arts will distribute $75 million in funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Arts Endowment will award funds to nonprofit arts organizations across the country to help these entities survive the forced closure of their operations in response to the spread of COVID-19.


Wallace Roney, Intrepid Jazz Trumpeter, Dies From COVID-19 Complications At 59

Wallace Roney, a trumpeter and composer who embodied the pugnacious, harmonically restive side of post-bop throughout an illustrious four-decade career, died this morning at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, N.J. He was 59.


Berlin’s Senate Is Rolling Out Up to $320 Million in Emergency Grants for Freelance Cultural Workers and Artists

Berlin’s government is mobilizing to soften the blow of the global health crisis on small cultural businesses, its freelancers, and the city’s artists. The Berlin Senate announced today that it would soon be offering €100 million ($107 million) in €5,000 ($5,366) grants to freelance workers and small businesses in the cultural sector. In addition, the senate is offering another €300 million ($322 million) in loans for the retail, hotel, restaurant, and cultural industries.