During this uncertain time, ArtWorks would like to lend a hand of support to artists. Your families, health, and livelihoods are heavy on our minds. We want to hear from you directly on how ArtWorks can be a resource. Shoot us an email to let us hear your ideas. We will do our best to be there for our community.
In addition, we’d love to share some resources which are currently available along with upcoming opportunities in our region:
- Our dear friends at ArtsWave have launched a Coronavirus Arts Hub. They have compiled a list of arts organizations that are continuing on with programming—in a safe way. Highlights include their collaboration with Mindful Music Moments to provide daily meditation to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and online classes with Clifton Cultural Arts Center. A list of arts events that have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 is also available on the hub.
- Americans for the Arts have also banned a list of artist resources together. In addition, their site is hosting news and events updates, links to articles on anti-stigma and bigotry, and a quick survey to collect data on how COVID-19 is impacting the arts sector.
- COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources is a page dedicated to resources for self-employed artists of all disciplines. Compiled and inspired by Nicole Brewer, Ann Marie Lonsdale, Quanice Floyd, Tiffany Wilhelm, Brian Herrera, Hannah Fenlon, and Clementine Bordeaux, the group has thoughtfully created a detailed virtual center. Artists can find (for free!) artist driven panel conversations, emergency funding information, webinars, and resources for interrupting racism and bias plus so much more. They also are accepting resource submissions to keep the site plentiful and up-to-date.
- On March 13, Creative Capital launched an extensive directory of resources for the arts. The organization is also modifying their catalog over time. To add to the list, visit the form here.
- Manifest Gallery has an international artist call for original art about small objects titled, MINI/MICRO. Due by May 5, 2020, artists may submit both traditional and non-traditional visual arts media of any size. On their website, a statement in regards to COVID-19 has been posted noting that current and future exhibitions will continue. The gallery is working to offer digital access to works and installations via social media
- The Batesville community, Batesville Main Street, the City of Batesville has launched initiatives to make their downtown area more vibrant. The Batesville Area Arts Council has been tasked with finding artists to create permanent art installations outdoors in a call titled, “OUR TOWN – HeART & Sole of Downtown”. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2020.
- “Bridging the Past to the Future” by The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum is an art installation project created to bring artistic collaboration into the Columbia Tusculum neighborhood. The art will be exhibited in front lawns throughout the historic area for viewing by visitors and residents alike during the 2020 Homearama. Artists need to submit their proposals online to find their host-resident partner by April 15, 2020 to be considered.
- Fotofocus Biennial returns this fall and Clifton Cultural Arts Center—in partnership with Pendleton Street Photography—has a call to artists for a group exhibition titled ‘Third Place’. Photographers are permitted to submit up to 3 works address the them of “Light &” by June 6. To apply, visit their website. For questions, please contact: ThirdPlaceCCAC@gmail.com.
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ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization provides youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, with competitive 21st century career readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,600 youth and 3,200 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that includes 190 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination.