» NO NEED TO SPEED Signal Box Art Call

The City of Roanoke is accepting submissions for the Color Your Corner Contest. Five selected artists will have their artwork installed on a signal cabinet in Roanoke for the community to see! This art contest is part of the 2021 Roanoke Pedestrian Safety Campaign, which is led by the City of Roanoke and the VirginiaContinue reading “» NO NEED TO SPEED Signal Box Art Call”

» ART CALL! Window Mural to Celebrate Small Businesses

Our partners at the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center (RRSBDC) are seeking an artist(s) to create site-specific original artwork for National Small Business Week. The RRSBDC is located in the business district of Downtown Roanoke, physical address: 210 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA. This opportunity is open to established professional artists. The application deadlineContinue reading “» ART CALL! Window Mural to Celebrate Small Businesses”

» Congratulations to our 2021-22 Grantees

We’re pleased to announce that the Roanoke City Council supported a consistent level of funding for arts and cultural programming at $336,500. 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 metContinue reading “» Congratulations to our 2021-22 Grantees”

» Artist Opportunities in the Healing Arts at Carilion Clinic

The arts and humanities are doing important work in wellness and healthcare, and there are avenues for artist involvement. Locally Carilion Clinic’s ongoing Healing Arts Program has several opportunities. Artists with ties to Virginia are invited to create an interactive healing sculpture that can travel to Carilion healthcare sites in the region. Submissions are due atContinue reading “» Artist Opportunities in the Healing Arts at Carilion Clinic”

» Keeley Healing Arts seeks healing sculpture

The Carilion Clinic Foundation invites artists to submit a proposal for a portable sculpture/vessel to be utilized as a focus for ceremonies of healing in various healthcare and community settings. The sculpture must be interactive, durable, and one-of-a-kind. The chosen work will be of a scale and material suitable for easy transport to locations throughoutContinue reading “» Keeley Healing Arts seeks healing sculpture”

» Recovering Together documentary features Roanoke’s arts community

“After one year of out-of-the-box ideas, reflection, and resilience,” writes Penn State broadcast journalism senior Callaway Turner, “the arts community in the Roanoke Valley has survived.” As her senior thesis in the Schreyer Honors College, Turner completed a short documentary film featuring a look at the pandemic shifts and recovery readiness of Roanoke’s arts communities.Continue reading “» Recovering Together documentary features Roanoke’s arts community”

» Artists needed for Melrose-Orange Bus Shelters

The City of Roanoke seeks artists to provide permanent works of art to be incorporated into four (4) new bus shelters in the Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA). Proposals are due by 2 PM on May 19, 2021. In partnership with Valley Metro, the City will install uniform bus shelters with custom details such as shelterContinue reading “» Artists needed for Melrose-Orange Bus Shelters”

» Equity Planning for Arts & Culture

The Roanoke Arts Commission is charged with overseeing arts and cultural planning in the community. With the 2011 Arts & Cultural Plan.about 80% accomplished, the community has changed much since coming together to develop it. While it’s important to develop the next plan, in the next 18 months, we’ll operate in a hybrid state, continuingContinue reading “» Equity Planning for Arts & Culture”

» Safer Neighborhoods team seeks artist

Safer Neighborhoods, a sub-committee of Roanoke City’s Task Force to Reduce Gun Violence, seeks an artist to serve on the committee to help guide its vision for a public art project.  The committee’s primary purpose is to address the root causes that contribute to acts of violence and to create meaningful and transformative efforts that,Continue reading “» Safer Neighborhoods team seeks artist”

» Roanoke Rap Cypher: WE ARE ART

A collaboration of the Roanoke Public Libraries, the Roanoke Arts Commission, the Grandin Theatre, and the Feeding Southwest Virginia Community Solutions Center has led to the creation of the “We Are Art” rap cypher. Want to do more in our community? Find local anti-racism resources here. The project, led by Creative Director Macklyn Mosley, aContinue reading “» Roanoke Rap Cypher: WE ARE ART”