Statement from Director
Pamela Tatge regarding COVID-19

To our friends, colleagues, and patrons,

We understand that public concerns around the spread of COVID-19 may affect your future planning. The well-being of everyone who lives at, works at, and visits Jacob’s Pillow is important to us. Our thoughts and heartfelt support go out to those who have been affected, as well as their families and friends.

In the meantime, we are taking updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under advisement, as well as consulting with local and state health authorities about the safest path forward for the coming months.

Currently, all summer programming is moving forward as planned, and we are evaluating the status of our upcoming spring events on a rolling basis. We will keep you updated via emails, our website, and our social media channels as we continue to evaluate this situation. Please scroll down to check the status of upcoming events.

In compliance with the Massachusetts Governor’s stay-at-home advisory, our Box Office is closed to phone calls and walk-up sales through Tuesday, April 7. Online ordering remains open.

We want to reassure you that in the event of an emergency or cancellation related to COVID-19, Jacob’s Pillow will offer full refunds on all tickets and ordering fees.

We are also taking precautionary measures on-site by disinfecting high-touch areas, reinforcing our cleaning and sanitation practices, and lessening the pressure on shared spaces by prioritizing remote work and conference calls over in-person meetings.

We hope that everyone in our Pillow community will join us in following the CDC’s guidance for preventing the spread of the virus, including increased hand washing and sanitizing, social distancing, covering sneezes and coughs, and other widely-adopted precautions.

Your health and safety matter deeply to us. We appreciate your patronage and support, and we will be certain to share more details as they come.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Pamela Tatge
Executive & Artistic Director
March 24, 2020


This page is updated daily, as needed.


For Artists and Artist Communities

There are new and helpful resources surfacing every day for artists and arts communities during this uncertain time. Please share these resources widely.

NEA: The NEA has created a helpful resource page that shares links to arts service organizations that are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.

Dance/USA: Dance/USA is working with the Performing Arts Alliance and ArtsReady to provide a number of resources regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our field.

Dance/NYC COVID-19 Impact Survey: In order for Dance/NYC to better serve and advocate for dance organizations and individuals in the dance community, they are offering a brief 10-minute survey to help them understand the impact the coronavirus is having on our organizations and works.

Capacity Interactive: CI is having ongoing conversations about how arts organizations can best be responding to COVID-19, and what digital marketing actions they recommend taking.

NEFA: As the COVID-19 public health crisis intensifies, the New England Foundation for the Arts is monitoring developments and has assembled resources to share with constituents.

Americans for the Arts: Hoping to capture a broad spectrum of data, Americans for the Arts has created a survey to collect stories demonstrating how the arts and culture workers triumphed and survived this crisis, as well as the effect of the outbreak on operations through cancelled events, lost wages, and additional expenses.