As we continue to activate awareness of the ongoing impacts of the pandemic to arts organizations and artists across the Commonwealth, we want to hear from you. Most specifically, for now, we are asking organizational leaders to complete this Impact Survey. It may take 10 - 15 minutes, but will provide invaluable information to both the Virginia Commission for the Arts and Virginians for the Arts to ensure the impacts to the arts remain in view. We aim to have a similar instrument for artists in the coming weeks, but continue to hear from folks directly, and we are sharing the stories.
Join Keiter CPAs Jim Chinn and Scott Zickefoose to learn more about the details (as they continue to evolve) of the latest components to the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, authorized in December.
As the arts sector continues to navigate the pandemic and the road ahead, how can organizations respond to what diverse communities need most? How and why do people of all racial backgrounds connect to arts, culture and creativity?
Joining the conversation:
Madeline Smith, project director, Slover Linett Audience Research
Anna Glass, executive director, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Josephine Ramirez, executive vice president, The Music Center (Los Angeles)
Nancy Yao Maasbach, president, Museum of Chinese in America
Focusing on the perspectives of communities of color, thenew studyexamines what audiences want from the arts sector right now; how cultural organizations can adapt to be more responsive; and what we can learn from digital engagement of these audiences during the prolonged closures due to COVID-19.
Registration is free. This series is designed for nonprofit arts practitioners from organizations of all sizes and at various stages of re-opening, as well as policy makers, artists and future leaders.
USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater solo artists and ensembles invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. This grant program has recently expanded to accept applications for virtual performances (live streamed or pre-recorded) at eligible international festivals.
USArtists International grantees reflect the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts. The next program deadline is March 31, 2021. To learn more about the program, see additional deadlines or access the online application, please visit our website.
Photo: Bridgman | Packer Dance performing TRUCK at the New Baltic Dance Festival in Lithuania through USArtists International 2017. Credit: Dmitrij Matvejev.