Post Alley Zoomcast: Seattle Arts and Surviving COVID


Seven months after theatres, concert halls and museums shut down in Seattle because of the COVID pandemic, we check in with two Seattle arts leaders – Michael Greer of ArtsFund, and Josh Labelle of the Seattle Theatre Group. More than 70 percent of Seattle artists are currently out of work, and the city’s arts institutions are hunkered down trying to survive.

Douglas McLennan
Douglas McLennan
Doug is a longtime journalist who writes about journalism, the arts and technology. He's the editor and the founder and editor of and co-founder and editor of Post Alley. He's a frequent keynoter on arts and digital issues, and works and consults for a number of arts and news organizations nationally.


  1. McLennan’s next article might be on arts orgs that are more than surviving, but thriving while pursuing their missions through new technologies and ways of reaching their audiences, and growing new audiences. Two examples: Pratt Fine Arts Center and Seattle Chamber Music Society. Great stories of promise, grit and guts.


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