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WESTAF Releases COVID-19 Arts Impact Survey Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Leah Horn 303.629.1166 leah.horn@westaf.org Survey data inform future COVID-19 relief efforts for the arts and culture sector in the West DENVER, CO, June 1, 2020—The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a nonprofit arts service organization and leading provider of technology solutions for the arts, has released a report detailing the results of its survey on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the creative sector in the western region. The creative economy is a vital industry sector across the West generating $196.2 billion in industry earnings and supporting 1,388,864 jobs, according to WESTAF Creative Vitality™ Suite…
Samantha Ortega
June 1, 2020
Special ProjectsWESTAF News

WESTAF’s CVSuite™ Reveals List of 30 Most Creative Small Cities in America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Leah Horn 303.629.1166 leah.horn@westaf.orgThe list ranks cities with populations under 500,000 using the Creative Vitality™ Index to measure creative activity DENVER, CO, April 29, 2020—At a time when we could all use a little good news about the health of our communities, the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a nonprofit arts service organization and leading provider of technology solutions for the arts, is pleased to release its list of the 30 Most Creative Small Cities in America.  The list is the first in WESTAF’s new series of data-driven lists that profile and celebrate the arts, culture,…
Samantha Ortega
April 29, 2020
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WESTAF COVID-19 Update

David Holland, Director of Public Policy  Updated periodically since March 20, 2020 Last Update: August 19, 2020 General Trends, Resources, and Data Across the West and the Nation The number of currently confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the region ranges from over 600,000 in California to under 10,000 in Alaska, Hawai’i, Montana, and Wyoming based on data collected on August 19, 2020. For public health information about COVID-19 in your state and nationally, please visit the following health agency websites. Alaska (4,438) Arizona (195,557) California (638,831) Colorado (53,901) Hawai’i (5,349) Idaho (28,696) Montana (5,956) Nevada (63,028) New Mexico (23,749) Oregon…
Samantha Ortega
March 3, 2020