April Update: The play-at-home edition
APRIL 01, 2020
Okay. This is tough. We know it will get even tougher, but we're impressed daily by the immediate response and flexibility of our arts and cultural organizations, the creativity of our artists and local leaders, and the generous spirit that times like this illuminate in our neighbors and in our community.
At Roanoke Arts & Culture we've been busy monitoring the work of City-funded arts and cultural groups. We've reviewed applications for the coming year. We're still advancing some public art projects while postponing others. Every step of the way, we've asked, "What's important? What's essential? What's meaningful?"
And the response, across the board, has been, "this."
Whether it's STEAM education of elementary school students, neighborhood-driven improvement projects, or monumental art installations marking community hopes and progress, the work of the Roanoke Arts Commission and it's wide array of partners is important. The participation of residents in improving their place is meaningful. The ability of each of us to contribute to a stronger community for all of us is essential, and our arts and cultural organizations are an avenue for that.
In that spirit, here's this month's newsletter. Among the updates are tools and resources gathered to advance our collective work and provide updates on opportunities for artists and creative changemakers throughout our community. And we've added ways for you to continue connecting from home.
Be home. Be safe. Be creative.
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