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Click through to read from our highlighted news articles, evaluation reports, and other studies and reflections on digital media in cultural institutions. Find links to many more resources on individual profile pages.


Audience Outlook Monitor
  • This website features learnings from an international collaboration spearheaded by WolfBrown between researchers, funders, service organizations, and cultural organizations to support informed programming decision making during the COVID-19 era.
Creating at a Distance
  • Newsletter highlighting creative works in the time of social distancing, focusing on Philadelphia, by Youngmoo Kim, director of the ExCITe Center at Drexel University.
Cultural Content
  • Newsletter covering cultural sector digital content from the digital analytics and user research agency One Further.
Cultural Digital
  • Newsletter highlighting digital and tech for arts, museums, culture, heritage, and creative professionals by Chris Unitt, founder of One Further.
Digital Snapshot
  • Newsletter round-up of digital news, innovations, and ideas related to arts, culture, and museums/heritage institutions by The Audience Agency.
Innovations in Socially Distant Performance
  • This research project led by Elena Araoz and supported by Princeton University explores the aesthetics, philosophies, tools, and artists transforming virtual live performance and socially distant productions. 
The Platform
  • This newsletter from AEA Consulting gathers timely articles on the cultural and creative sectors, including topics such as COVID-19 and digital frontiers.



– Benoit-Bryan, Jennifer, Madeline Smith, and Peter Linett. Rethinking relevance, rebuilding engagement: Findings from the second wave of a national survey about culture, creativity, community and the arts. Chicago: Slover Linett Audience Research, in collaboration with LaPlaca Cohen and Yancey Consulting, 2022.

– Candid. Philanthropy and COVID-19: Measuring One Year of Giving. New York: Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, 2021.

– Cyril, Malkia Devich, Lyle Matthew Kan, Ben Francisco Maulbeck, and Lori Villarosa. Mismatched: Philanthropy’s Response to the Call for Racial Justice. San Francisco: Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, 2021.

– Fonner, Daniel and Rebecca Roscoe. Pandemic Priorities: Exploring unemployment and demographic characteristics of arts and culture workforces and artists across the U.S. Dallas: SMU DataArts, 2022.

– LaPlaca Cohen. Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation: A Special Edition of Culture Track. New York: LaPlaca Cohen, 2021.

– Lutman, Sarah, Koven J. Smith, and Greta Rudolph. Technology Infrastructure and Digital Capacity Survey Report. Detroit: CultureSource, 2021.

– Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts. The Art of Reopening: A Guide to Current Practices Among Arts Organizations During COVID-19. Washington, D.C.: National Endowment for the Arts, 2021.

– National Endowment for the Arts. “New Data Show Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Arts & Culture Sector.” March 15, 2022.

– Orensten, Naomi and Ellie Buteau. Foundations Respond to Crisis: Toward Greater Flexibility and Responsiveness? Cambridge: The Center for Effective Philanthropy, 2020.



– Australia Council for the Arts. In Real Life: Mapping Digital Cultural Engagement in the First Decades of the 21st Century. Pyrmont: Australia Council for the Arts, 2021.

– Kidd, Jenny, Eva Nieto McAvory, and Ania Ostrowska. Discussion Paper 2021/11, Implications of the COVID-19 digital ‘pivot’ in museums and galleries: lessons from practitioners. Cardiff: Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre / Nesta, 2021.

– Maggs, David. Art and the World After This. Toronto: Metcalf Foundation, 2021.

– Sargent, Anthony. Covid-19 and the Global Cultural and Creative Sector: What have we learned so far? Leeds: Anthony Sargent & Centre for Cultural Value, 2021.

– Walmsley, Ben, et al. Culture in Crisis: Impacts of Covid-19 on the UK Cultural Sector and Where We Go From Here. Leeds: Centre for Cultural Value, 2022.



– Ahmad, Karim, et. al. Restoring the Future: Building a more abundant media arts system through restorative values practice. Los Angeles: ALLIED, 2021.

– Alik, Jesse Cameron. Emerging from the Cave: Reimagining our future in theater and live performance. New York: Sundance Institute, 2021.

– American Library Association. The State of America’s Libraries 2021: A Report from the American Library Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2021.

– Lutman, Sarah, Koven J. Smith, and Greta Rudolph, Digital Transformation: An Assessment of Grants Supporting Digital Staff in Museums. Miami: Knight Foundation, 2021.

– Pentacle. Virtual Engagement Research Project. New York: Pentacle, Forthcoming.

– TrendsWatch: Museums as Community Infrastructure
2022 report from the Center for the Future of Museums