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As part its emergency grantmaking in the face of the global COVID-19 crisis, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced today the launch of a new Art Museum Futures Fund — an emergency grant program starting with nearly $24 million to be distributed to 12 midsized art museums across the nation.
Art Basel and UBS present 'The Impact of COVID-19 on the Gallery Sector', a 2020 mid-year survey written by Dr. Clare McAndrew, Founder of Arts Economics. This report provides a unique analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global modern and contemporary gallery sector throughout the first six months of 2020. It also presents the results of a survey of high net worth (HNW) collectors across three major art markets – the US, UK, and Hong Kong SAR (China) – with a particular focus on how the COVID-19 crisis has changed their interactions with galleries in the art market.
The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) is distributing USD5m (€4.2m) to organisations working with artists of colour in the US. The money comes courtesy of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and will help the recipients to recover from COVID-19 losses.
Henri Loyrette, former director of the Louvre, and Sam Stourdzé, former director of the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, are among the 12 judges of a new art award worth €150,000 in total.
COVID-19 has largely put international cultural cooperation on hold. What now?
Mr MORIKAWA Toru (Japan), ASEF Executive Director, and Ambassador Leon FABER (Luxembourg), ASEF Deputy Executive Director, will assume office on 27 August 2020.