» First ART MATTERS Grants Announced

We’re celebrating our first ten Art Matters grant awards with a Virtual Meet the Artist. Learn all about the awards in this press release and in this article from the June 1 Roanoke Times, “Roanoke Arts Commission funds 10 art projects.” Read the June 7 Roanoke Times editorial, “Art Matters grants humble start to aContinue reading “» First ART MATTERS Grants Announced”

» National Youth Poet Laureate Program Launching in Roanoke

In Fall 2023, the City of Roanoke will have its first Youth Poet Laureate. Funded through an Art Matters grant, local leader, spoken word artist, and musician Bryan “Harvest Blaque” Hancock, will work with community partners through the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023 to provide opportunities to area youth to explore community, place,Continue reading “» National Youth Poet Laureate Program Launching in Roanoke”

» Free Youth Artists Workshops for Roanoke City Youth

Calling Roanoke’s top youth artists! Attend free workshops this summer to help produce work that will be added to the City of Roanoke’s permanent collection. The workshops, led by artist Heather Marshall will result in six works to be installed in the Oliver Hill Justice Center waiting room for Juvenile and Domestic Court. Get allContinue reading “» Free Youth Artists Workshops for Roanoke City Youth”

 » Designing Creative Communities: Book read begins April 11

Got a creative project that will make the community a better place? We’re taking a look at creating change locally through in our next Change Academy read.   We found a fun book that is available at Book No Further.  While the book is self-published by Spud Marshall through Amazon, you can buy it locallyContinue reading ” » Designing Creative Communities: Book read begins April 11″

» Call for inlet art! Use your creativity to help keep our river clean

THIS CALL HAS CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF ARTISTS. The City of Roanoke is seeking up to eight artists or artist teams to transform storm drains in the City of Roanoke into works of art. Artists will be provided materials, safety equipment, and an honorarium of $400 for their work. See pictures andContinue reading “» Call for inlet art! Use your creativity to help keep our river clean”

» City of Roanoke Artists in Residence

THIS CALL CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY, MARCH 31 To demonstrate the role of creativity, innovation and arts-based citizen engagement in addressing tough community challenges and improving the lives of residents, the Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) seeks ten (10) City of Roanoke Artists in Residence to engage in a year-long effort of inquiry, community learning,Continue reading “» City of Roanoke Artists in Residence”

» Gather March 4-6 at Arts-Pop!

The Roanoke creative community will celebrate the arts at Roanoke Arts-Pop! on March 4-6. A free event at the Taubman Museum of Art, the weekend will offer free performances and engagements from more than 25 organizations. Curious? Learn more below at this week’s BUZZ episode. The Roanoke Arts Commission is partnering with the Roanoke CulturalContinue reading “» Gather March 4-6 at Arts-Pop!”

» Collective arts & culture marketing kicks off Feb 23 with BUZZ!

ROANOKE, VA – Feb. 17, 2022 – The City of Roanoke granted $30,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the Roanoke Cultural Endowment for a Collective Arts & Cultural Marketing project. The project will result in collective storytelling tools around collaborative arts and cultural events, strategies, and challenges. “The goal is to benefitContinue reading “» Collective arts & culture marketing kicks off Feb 23 with BUZZ!”

» ART MATTERS: A call for works that advance wellness, justice & inclusion

ART MATTERS GRANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH AUGUST 1 AND ARE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS. To celebrate 2022-23 as Roanoke’s YEAR OF THE ARTIST and advance the role of arts and culture in recovery and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) seeks artists to undertake projects that advance community wellness,Continue reading “» ART MATTERS: A call for works that advance wellness, justice & inclusion”