» On the podcast: Theatre for reflection, conversation and inspiration with Mill Mountain Theatre

In The Art of It: Conversations on Creativity and Leadership with the Roanoke Arts Commission, we’re focusing our attention on our partners: the arts organizations we fund, the colleagues who help make projects happen, and our leaders thoughtful on the role of the arts and humanities in our lives. What’s it like for the youngContinue reading “» On the podcast: Theatre for reflection, conversation and inspiration with Mill Mountain Theatre”

» Recovery Grants for Arts & Culture Organizations

Under the recommendations of the Star City Strong Recovery Task Force, $400,000 in CARES Act funding is available for the COVID-19 relief and recovery activities of arts and cultural organizations. Grants will reimburse organizations for previous expenditures dating from March 12 to July 31, 2020 in the following categories: COVID-related preparedness, sanitation, and refitting costs Continue reading “» Recovery Grants for Arts & Culture Organizations”

» Grants for Restaurant Performances

REPORTING All restaurant performances must be completed by December 15, 2020. The grant reports are due by 5 PM that day. Any funds not expended on performances in according to the memoranda of understanding must be returned by December 21. We REALLY do not want to see funds returned. To report:Fill out the online formContinue reading “» Grants for Restaurant Performances”

» On the podcast: Art as curiosity prompt with Rachel Hopkins

In The Art of It: Conversations on Creativity and Leadership with the Roanoke Arts Commission, we’re focusing our attention on our partners: the arts organizations we fund, the colleagues who help make projects happen, and our leaders thoughtful on the role of the arts and humanities in our lives. Check out our conversation with RachelContinue reading “» On the podcast: Art as curiosity prompt with Rachel Hopkins”

» WORK OF ART video showcases Roanoke arts community

As part of the 2020 All-America City package, Roanoke submitted a cultural showcase video to highlight the work of the Roanoke arts community. The theme was “Enhancing Health and Well-Being Through Civic Engagement.” Using the song “Work of Art” by Katie Biddle, the director of the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program at CarilionContinue reading “» WORK OF ART video showcases Roanoke arts community”

» Our 2020-21 Grantees

The Agency Funding Advisory Committee (AFAC) worked hard this spring reviewing applications for the coming year. They looked at past performance and the work of our partners. They considered funding scenarios. They met virtually, both with each others and potential grantees. We’re pleased to announce that City Council supported a consistent level of funding atContinue reading “» Our 2020-21 Grantees”

» On the podcast: Building better communities with Michael Clark

We’ve officially launched The Art of It: Conversations on Creativity and Leadership with the Roanoke Arts Commission. It’s a podcast, and we’re focusing our attention on our partners: the arts organizations we fund, the colleagues who help make projects happen, and our leaders thoughtful on the role of the arts and humanities in our lives.Continue reading “» On the podcast: Building better communities with Michael Clark”

» Roanoke’s Anti-Racism Resources

Read a book. Watch a conversation. Talk to a neighbor. Make another friend who doesn’t share your background. Shop in a mercado, a black-owned business, or an Asian grocery. Create some anti-racism art. Attend a lecture or event from the Harrison Museum, or Local Colors. There are infinite ways to improve our community for all.Continue reading “» Roanoke’s Anti-Racism Resources”