Dec 02, 2021 7:45 AM
Breakfast - Marysue DePaola/ Kadie Dempsey
Mayo Theater; Non-profits arts organizations and the pandemic

Marysue DePaola and Kadie Dempsey are the Development Director and Director of Community Engagement, respectively, for the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Morristown. In their positions, they experienced firsthand the significant challenges faced by arts institutions during the pandemic. Lockdowns and audience limitations not only hampered nonprofits’ ability to raise funds to support their institutions, but these restrictions also made more difficult the scheduling of talent and coordination with other community and arts groups that are central to their missions. Ms. DePaola and Ms. Dempsey will recount how arts institutions, and MPAC in particular, adapted to navigate these challenges, and will address the outlook for these organizations going forward.