Martin Country Arts Council Taking the Lead

Updated: Jun 1


ON MAY 28, WE ATTENDED A ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE,

SPONSORED BY THE MARTIN COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL,

AND HOSTED BY THE FLORIDA OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE

Attendees:

  • Martin County Arts Council

  • Florida Oceanographic Institute

  • Barn Theatre

  • Lyric Theatre

  • Martin County Library System

  • Historical Society of Martin County/Elliott Museum

  • Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast

  • StarStruck Theatre

These meetings will be ongoing, periodically over the next few months.

In recent weeks a Survey created by the Arts Council has been circulated by affiliated organizations. So far there have been 940+ responses:

  • Based on survey questions, about 73% of respondents were older than "I have kids in camp" age

  • About 60% would NOT attend a venue event any sooner than 3 months from now, and 42% would not attend any sooner than 6 months

  • In declining order of priority, these are the criteria people would require in order to attend an event (more than 50% of respondents require these):

  • Limits on attendance

  • Avoiding long lines

  • Knowing the cleaning/sanitizing procedures in place

  • Availability of a vaccine

  • Requirement for a face covering

  • Slightly behind these (required by 40-49% of respondents) were:

  • Availability of hand sanitizer

  • Ability to be outdoors/outside


In terms of reopening plans, the mood across the board among participants was the emphasis on health and safety as a primary concern when considering the timing of opening to the public.

  • Museums are generally planning to reopen with limitations on attendance in the late-June to July timeframe (more than 50% of volunteers are willing to observe this schedule).

  • Theatres are generally looking at September or later to resume running performances

  • All agreed that any sudden increase in infections and/or hospitalizations would further set back any reopening plans.



Two documents provided to the attendees will be shared and explored in subsequent blog posts:

  • Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

  • Performing Arts Center Consortium Guide To Reopening Theatrical Venues

WHAT IS A.C.T.'s PLAN?


Generally A.C.T.'s focus is on health and safety, above all other concerns.

  • We will only open when permitted by local government.

  • We will devise and implement robust health and safety procedures, prior to opening. These will include: cleaning and sanitizing procedures, social distancing policies and procedures, and a seating plan which provides sufficient flexibility to accommodate audience grouping preferences.

  • We will resume presenting shows when the audience is willing to return.


We look forward to the day when we can once again welcome audiences to sold-out performances, and until then we are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable theatre-going experience!


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