From 2009 to 2019, employment within the sector — which on this report consists of performing arts, spectator sports activities, playing, leisure, recreation, museums, parks and historic websites — grew by 42 %, sooner than the 30 % price for complete personal sector employment.
In 2019, in line with the report, greater than 90,000 folks in 6,250 institutions had been employed within the arts, leisure and recreation. Those jobs had a median wage of $79,300 and supplied $7.four billion in complete wages. In addition to companies with workers, the report mentioned, there are numerous individuals who had been self-employed, together with artists and musicians.
In February 2020, simply earlier than the pandemic shutdown in New York City, practically 87,000 folks had been employed within the arts, leisure and recreation sector there, the report mentioned. Many main institutions announced closures on March 12. A statewide stay-at-home order went into impact on March 22. By April, employment within the sector stood at 34,100 jobs.
Budgets at arts and recreation institutions have been “decimated,” the report mentioned, and a few organizations and services have struggled whilst they had been capable of reopen, saying diminished revenues due to capability restrictions, in addition to diminished ticket gross sales, have restricted revenue and necessitated finances cuts.
Many performing arts venues are nonetheless closed. Most Broadway theaters don’t expect to reopen till June on the earliest, the report famous, including that the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet introduced they might not be reopening till September.