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NOW through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to my Zoom
"Office Hours with Nina", Monday
through Friday, over the next two weeks as much as you need. I will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $3.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.
Join us for another Virtual Town Hall meeting and hear why uncertain times aren’t a time for inaction. One thing is for sure, employers are looking forward to a sense
of normalcy, especially organizations seeking new executive leadership. While it might not be the best time for permanent executive leadership decisions right now, considering shorter-term solutions to address more acute leadership needs could be an effective
way to move your organization forward.
You’re invited to a dynamic conversation about #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity for COVID-19 response happening on May 5. The day
will bring together philanthropy, businesses, and individuals to drive an influx of grassroots generosity and civic engagement in support of our communities and nonprofits.
This free online workshop helps artists create take better control of their environment, manage time, reduce stress, and make room to achieve important goals, while also
feeling productive and creative.
- April 15, 1:00p EST: “Pause, Pivot, Adapt: Finding Emotional Resilience in Times of Crisis" Hosted by the Association
of Performing Arts Professionals.
In this webinar, performance coach, management consultant, financial advisor and therapist Dana Fonteneau will lead a conversation on building personal resilience. In
the COVID-19 crisis, arts organizations, artists and arts workers are facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles and a daunting future. How do we adapt and change our mindset to respond to the effects of the pandemic? How do we mentally prepare to work and
lead effectively in the months ahead? And most importantly, how do we take care of ourselves? This webinar will plant seeds for cultivating emotional resilience and provide guidance on how to thrive in times of uncertainty.
Let Handbid show you how you can move your auction event to an online-only event. Whether it be your silent auction, live auction, paddle raise or some combination of
all of these. This webinar will show you how to achieve your fundraising goals all online!
Join artist and energy healer Rhonda Wheatley for a conversation about wellness amid the isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty many are facing
due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hill article: “Arts, struggling to survive pandemic, face a longer road
CNN Style article: “Artists may
need a Depression-era jobs program today”
Los Angeles Times article: “22 ways
you can help arts groups devastated by coronavirus closures”
Pacific Arts Movements issues a joint statement on COVID-19:
Stop the Hate.
303 Magazine article: “8 Denver Designers and Artists Selling Cloth
Masks Right Now”
The Charlotte Observer article: “Long-running play
‘The Lost Colony’ cancels 83rd season due to coronavirus pandemic”
Nonprofit Quarterly article: “How
Some Nonprofit Theaters and Museums Retain Staff during the Pandemic”
Artsy article: “How 10 Artists Are Staying Creative
“The Burning Man Multiverse 2020”
Huffington Post article: “Street Artists Take
On Coronavirus Pandemic With Powerful, Poignant And Witty Pieces”
Arts ATL article: “Covid-19
in Georgia has shuttered 5 films and 29 series, and left 92,000-plus jobless”
Juxtapoz article: “Nevada
Museum of Art Gives a Virtual Experience to Reigning Queens From "The World Stage"
ArtNews article: “Projecting $10 M. Shortfall,
Guggenheim Museum Furloughs 92 Employees”
Reuters article: “Seattle artists struggling
in coronavirus shutdown”
Touchstone Center for Crafts has cancelled their 2020 season with the
goal of rescheduling all workshops in 2021.
Inside Philanthropy article: “New
Funding Starts to Flow for Artists and Cultural Groups Facing Calamity”
Fast Company article: “The
architecture industry is getting slammed by COVID-19”
Hyperallergic article: “Opportunities for Artists in April 2020” – a roundup of exhibition calls and opportunities for artists and creatives.
Creative Response. Creative Response is a New Orleans-based relief effort to support the region’s greatest natural resource— the artists, performers, writers, and
culture bearers that make New Orleans one of the most creative places in the world. These creators shape every aspect of the city, and the current Covid-19 crisis has ground to halt both gig work and the tourist economy that many of them rely on. The page
features kits, activities, relief fund grants and resources.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Library of Congress series: “Poetry at Home”
will feature Four U.S. Poets Laureate Exploring the Theme of Home as America Confronts Coronavirus. In conversation via Zoom with Post Book Critic Ron Charles, the series will open with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo on Friday, April 10, to mark National Poetry
Month, followed by three previous U.S. poets laureate, including Robert Pinsky on April 17, Natasha Trethewey on April 24 and Juan Felipe Herrera on May 1.
Videos will be published on Fridays.
A neighbor captures Brian Stokes Mitchell singing Man of La Mancha
Concerts brought to you by Millennium Stage. Introducing a NEW series of live performances streamed to you! It is in times like these that we need artists most. We've lined up talented artists to perform their work and help us inspire, grieve, heal, and
move forward as a nation.
WATCH LIVE: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY AT 4 P.M. ET.
On Instagram: Josh Groban’s “Shower Songs” – very safe for work, he happens to like the acoustics.
CNN Health article: “Baking
during a pandemic can reduce stress and provide comfort”
“For the First Time, DoubleTree by Hilton Reveals Official
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe so Bakers Can Create the Warm, Welcoming Treat at Home”
Sit Across From Marina Abramović in 'Animal Crossing'
Ruby Lopez Harper
Senior Director of Local Arts Advancement
Americans for the Arts
1000 Vermont Ave NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-4940
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