» Reimagining Roanoke Exhibit

The Roanoke Arts Commission is pleased to announce the opening of our next temporary sculpture exhibition — A New Life: Reimagining Roanoke. The exhibition includes sculpture in Elmwood Park, at two locations on the Roanoke River Greenway, and on the campus of Hollins University. The exhibition includes work by regional artists and artists from acrossContinue reading “» Reimagining Roanoke Exhibit”

» ARTS CREATE HOPE – October is Arts and Humanities Month: Be part of the proclamation Monday, 10/5

October is National Arts & Humanities Month. Here in Roanoke we like to kick it off by getting a together a bunch of folks together who care about what the arts and humanities do for us. We can’t do that as well right now, so we’ll mark the occasion virtually: Monday, 10/5 2 PM CityContinue reading “» ARTS CREATE HOPE – October is Arts and Humanities Month: Be part of the proclamation Monday, 10/5”

» Roanoke Change Academy: Mondays beginning Sept. 14

SAVE THE DATES! Continue the conversation with Roanoke City Public Libraries and BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke.  Following our August 2019 Indecent Histories event with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi at Melrose Library, we read and discussed Stamped from the Beginning. The book puts power and economic interest first in the analysis of racist ideas in America. To undoContinue reading “» Roanoke Change Academy: Mondays beginning Sept. 14”

» On the Podcast: Jeanne Fishwick behind the scenes with City funding for arts & culture

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. In this episode, join Jeanne Fishwick forContinue reading “» On the Podcast: Jeanne Fishwick behind the scenes with City funding for arts & culture”

» CARES Act Grants Awarded

In a September 3 special meeting, the Roanoke Arts Commission approved more than $430,000 in funding for arts and cultural organizations and arts programming in local restaurants through two programs advised by the Star City Strong Recovery Task Force. In the recovery funding for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, the Agency Funding Advisory Committee (AFAC),Continue reading “» CARES Act Grants Awarded”

» 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”