Charlotte Arts
Covid-19 April 10 Update

Please visit our website for further updates about Charlotte Arts news , member news and opportunities for artists .
Milky Way Turtle by Mary Lundeberg.
Diversions
  • Virtually visit museums and art galleries. The Google Art Project partnered with more than 1,200 cultural institutions from around the world to archive and document priceless pieces of art and to provide virtual tours of museums using Google Street View technology. (After following link, scroll to about the middle of the options to find the museums and galleries.)

  • Listen to music online. As more festivals, performances and concerts are canceled due to the coronavirus shutdown, musicians of all stripes and sizes are taking to social and streaming platforms to play live for their fans. NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Some will require registration or a subscription, but most will be free, often with digital tip jars and opportunities to directly support artists by buying music and merchandise.

  • The email released on April 24 will feature details of the 2020-2021 season of many Charlotte Arts members.
As of March 23, all Charlotte Arts and member events have been cancelled because of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Many member organizations have cancelled their events and hours of operation for the season and others have cancelled them through April or May. If you wish to confirm the status of any event or organization, please contact the event host.
Friday to Sunday, July 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and July 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Two difficult, single people, Phyllis and Bradley, get their luggage mixed up at the airport. After a disagreeable first encounter, they form a friendship that eventually leads to the two discovering they are perfect for each other. Cost.
Support Charlotte Arts

  • Become a member of Charlotte Arts. Your membership helps ensure the success and vibrancy of the entire cultural community. Memberships for artists, individuals and families are $50, nonprofit, government and university-based organizations are $75 and businesses are $100. If you already are a member, thank you. Please encourage others to support Charlotte Arts by becoming a member.
  • Are you shopping on Amazon? Amazon will donate 0.5% to Charlotte Arts of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
  • Purchase the "State of the Arts" license plate tags. A portion comes back to Charlotte County to support quality arts and humanities programs, including Arts in Education classroom grants.
  • Buy a few community bags at Winn-Dixie.
Charlotte Arts will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 Community Bag purchased during the month of April at the Winn-Dixie stores at  3280 Tamiami Trail  and  2000 Kings Highway .

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The next email will be released Friday, April 24. By Noon on Wednesday, April 22, please follow "Submit Events, News and Opportunities" link above to provide information for both this e-newsletter (member events only) and the online cultural calendar (all arts and humanities events), member news, and opportunities for artists.
Solitude by Wanda Carter.
Wisdom Within by Gina Battle
Wisdom Within by Gina Battle.
Found by Shelley Bell.
COVID-19 Guidance
  • Please take care and stay healthy.

  • Please take a few minutes to fill out a survey from Americans for the Arts to help determine the economic impact of Covid-19 on our cultural economy. This information will help inform the distribution of stimulus funds. We need to hear from ALL organizations and individual artists. https://surveys.americansforthearts.org/s3/CoronavirusImpactSurvey

We know that there are more than five million Americans who make their livelihoods in the broader arts and cultural sector across the country and are potentially at risk. We also know that the arts provide comfort, resilience, wisdom, and the means for self-expression and connection, perhaps even more so during challenging times such as these. — Mary Anne Carter, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
 
  • A compilation of resources with national reach for artists and arts organizations is now available on the National Endowment for the Arts' website. This list will continue to be updated as new resources are announced.

  • HowlRound and a group of artists, arts administrators, and others from around the United States held a webinar to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting freelance artists (those who identify as independent contractors) from all disciplines, and where artists can look for support in this complicated moment. The conversation focused on shared resources (legal, advocacy, how to take your work virtual, finding emergency funding, and financial best practices in crisis) and building and grounding our national community. Watch the recorded webinar at your convenience: https://howlround.com/happenings/artists-time-global-pandemic-asl-captioned

  • Information on Charlotte County's response to Covid-19 is available at www.CharlotteCountyFL.org, including links to the Florida Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • New: The Charlotte County Emergency Management Office has established the CharCoCares text system to provide local updates related to COVID-19, area resources and opportunities as they become available. Simply text CharCoCares to 888-777 to opt in. The service is free; message and data rates may apply. In addition to CharCoCares text messaging, residents and visitors can find information on COVID-19 by calling the Florida Department of Health Call Center 1-866-779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

  • While all events, including music, are cancelled at Fishermen's Village, many of the stores remain open (Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 6 p.m.) and Village Brewhouse and Good 'Ole Days Coffee are open for carry out only. Call to confirm if they are open before visiting.


We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.