April 2020 Week 5
Staying Connected and Creative 
Each Wednesday during the stay-at-home advisory period,
we'll be sending out a variety of art-related links to help keep you connected

This weeks theme is- Redefining Normalcy Through the Arts

Culture and the arts are essential means by which all people explain their experience, shape their identity and imagine the future. In their constancy and their variety, culture and the arts allow us to explore our individual humanity, and to see our society whole. People need the arts to make sense of their lives, to know who they are. But our democracy needs the arts, too. The arts animate civil society. They stretch our imagination. They increase our compassion for others by providing creative ways for us to understand and deal with differences. The arts protect and enrich the liberty, the human dignity and the public discourse that are at the heart of a healthy democracy.

Written by: Holly Sidford, President of the Helicon Collaborative
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Check out these inspirational messages about how the arts can make a difference as we forge a new path together...

Why art has the power to change the world

Remaking the Model: Philanthropy and the Arts after Coronavirus

How can artists lead dramatic social change?

How art creates social change in 5 Ted Talks

What is the artists role in society?

We need your help to keep going!

It takes a village of staff and artists to adapt and s ustain programming in  this  challenging environment we find ourselves in. 
 
We're seeking people for the following roles...

1.  Our Summer Drama Workshop program is hiring a Music Director, Teaching Artists, and Program Assistants.  Click here  for more info and to apply.

2.  Join our Board of Directors and help deliver high-quality arts programming to the community.  Send an email to bod@upwitharts.org.

River's Edge Arts Alliance Board and Staff:

2019 - 2020 Board of Directors
Anna Klashka - President
Danielle Neuffer - Vice President
Kevin Santos - Treasurer
Christopher Griffith - Secretary
Julie-Anne Burdick
PJ Mann
Leia Owen
Ron Sorgman
Peter Worrest

Junior BOD members:
Brianna Hamel - Marlborough High School
Lucy McCabe - AMSA
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Chief Administrative Officer (on leave)- Danielle Griggs
Interim Chief Administrative Officer- Leah Ambrosino

To learn more about our leadership, please visit our leadership website:  

Current Annual Report:  http://upwitharts.org/annual-report/
   
The River's Edge Arts Alliance is proud to be a member of the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce .