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Lawrence arts and culture organizations say they’re in dire financial straits amid pandemic, request relief funding | LJW

by Dylan Lysen on July 25, 2020

Much like other industries nationwide, the Douglas County arts and culture community has been slammed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

But leaders of local nonprofit arts and culture organizations said that the most challenging part about the pandemic is the uncertainty.

“The problem is we don’t know how long we will be in this period,” said Steve Nowak, executive director of the Watkins Museum of History. “If someone could say, ‘Hang on until February,’ we could figure that out. But we don’t know how long we’re going to have to hang on.”

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