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File #: 2021-4424    Name:
Type: Proclamation Status: Presented
File created: 9/28/2021 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Title: October 2021 - Arts and Humanities Month
Sponsors: None Selected
Attachments: 1. National Arts and Humanities Month (October 2021).pdf


October 2021 - Arts and Humanities Month





The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on America’s arts sector, with 99% of producing and presenting organizations having canceled events and artists being among the most severely affected segment of the nation’s workforce; yet notwithstanding this fact, the arts have helped collectively lead us throughout the darkest times of the pandemic-lifting our spirits, unifying communities, and jump-starting the economy; and,


The nation’s 120,000 nonprofit arts organizations, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the nation’s 4,500 local arts agencies, and the arts and humanities councils of the 50 states and the six U.S. jurisdictions and districts have regularly issued official proclamations on an annual basis designating October 2021 as National Arts and Humanities Month.




ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council - Dana Knapp, CEO