Have you been wondering what the temporary closure of organizations around the world means for our industry? There are a few uncertain changes that we will encounter in the foreseeable future, but one thing is for sure. The value of the arts community will remain the same, this is just a pause.
“Reopening and adjusting to the “new normal” will involve several steps for businesses to take, from researching, communicating, and executing plans to pivoting strategically.”- US Chamber
Your organization can start preparing by researching recommendations from the CDC. You’ll want to make sure that your organization is in compliance with all government regulations. We recommend joining group’s online where organizations just like your own are having conversations about preparations. The Art House Convergence Google Group is a great place to start. It is important to be strategic during this time to insure a safe and successful reopening.
Although the future of reopening theaters and venues is yet to be determined, one thing is certain. Your organization will have to implement new policies and innovations to abide by guidelines set in place. Here are some changes we believe may occur once doors open again:
- Your organization may have to limit the number of guests that enter.
- Your organization may become cash-less to reduce the spread of germs through money.
- Start thinking about a touch-less payment option such as ApplePay or GoogleWallet.
- Installation of sanitizing stations will help reduce the number of germs spread around your theater.
- Agents and guests may be required to wear masks for entry and movement.
We have put together a resource guide for your organization to use and refer to while we navigate these new obstacles together. Please visit https://bit.ly/2xJdjjc for more info.
Changes that need to made, will not only affect our industry but all industries around the world. We want to insure that your organization has support 24/7, please be sure to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.