A MESSAGE ABOUT COVID-19 FROM THE ARTS COUNCIL
Hello from the Arts Council!
We hope this finds you and your family safe and well. As you know, the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, and our in-person events, classes, and exhibitions have been cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19 . Despite this circumstance, the Arts Council is committed to continue paying not only our staff, but also our teaching artists. We have paid our valuable instructors through the end of the winter semester despite many of the classes having ended prematurely, and we are actively exploring ways to offer classes online in order to keep our members, the public, and instructors engaged. We know how much you value the arts and now, more than ever, art is a solace that offers a creative outlet for our hopes and fears, and can provide connection in a time of isolation.
Our staff is working remotely and diligently from home, doing everything they can to fulfill our mission to Build Community through the Arts — which seems vital now. When we announced our apART together project a few weeks ago, we were met with resounding support from our community, indicating a true need for creative outlets during this time. We now have FOUR individual projects with you can get involved today, and the list will continue to grow! Check them out here.
Please know that our first priority is to maintain the health and safety of our staff, instructors, members, and the general public. We’ve been in regular communications with the Municipal Health Department and are following their guidance on the best course of action for the Arts Council. You can check our website for updates as the situation changes. We hope to see you again soon. In the meantime, be well and make art.
Sarah Hatfield, Board President
Jim Levine, Interim Executive Director