In the wake of the new Federal vaccination standards for businesses and the President’s appeal to concert venues to make proof of vaccination status required, it will be interesting to see how that impacts nonprofit performing arts organization’s policy decisions.
What’s interesting this week is the number of groups that have modified their policies since they were added to the list. While it’s only around four percent, that’s 100% more than the previous week.
At the time this article was written, there were 202 organizations listed across the following sectors:
- 76 orchestras (+8)
- 27 opera and chorus (NC)
- 67 performing arts centers (+10)
- 16 dance companies (NC)
- 16 theatres (+2)
Of those groups, the lion’s share of organizations still requires all four stakeholder groups to be fully vaccinated:
- 67 percent require ticket buyers, artist employees, staff, and guest artists be fully vaccinated.
- 23 percent require all stakeholders except ticket buyers to be fully vaccinated.
- 11 percent only require artist employees and staff to be fully vaccinated.
- Only 3.89 percent have a formal no vaccination requirement policy.
A big THANK YOU to all the groups that have submitted your policies to date and I’m looking forward to seeing more arrive. And an extra shout out to those who have taken the time express appreciation for the effort on social media. Hearing about how much the database helps is not just gratifying but I know it encourages other executives and board members to embrace comprehensive and effective vaccination policies that require each stakeholder group to participate.