Q&A: Applying for our artist in residence program

We’re pumped (excited, jazzed, amped, very happy) to announce the expansion of our artist in residence program. For the coming year (2023-2024) we’re including seven emerging artists. The application is open now!!! Applications are due at midnight June 12. But what’s an emerging artist, and how will all of this work? We’re answering these burningContinue reading “Q&A: Applying for our artist in residence program”

Neighborhood Arts effort to receive $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Arts Connect Neighborhoods to hire local artists and arts organizations to provide activities, performances, and workshops for Roanoke residents in support of stronger neighborhoods. Roanoke, Va.— (May 24, 2023, 10 AM) — The City of Roanoke has been approved for a $75,000 Our Town award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to supportContinue reading “Neighborhood Arts effort to receive $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)”

2023 Writer by Bus

THIS CALL HAS CLOSED. WATCH FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT SOON! After a pandemic hiatus, Ride Solutions, the City of Roanoke Arts Commission, and the Greater Roanoke Transit Authority are once again partnering to present a unique suite of public art projects celebrating the role of transit and artists in our community. Project Elements: The Writer byContinue reading “2023 Writer by Bus”

» Beth Macy in Conversation at the Grandin, Friday 10/28

Join our community in a free conversation with Raising Lazarus author Beth Macy on Friday, October 28, at 10 AM. Beth Macy in ConversationFriday, October 2810 – 11:30 AMGrandin Theatre1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015 Presented by Roanoke Public Libraries and the Roanoke Public Library Foundation, this event celebrates the role of reading together and theContinue reading “» Beth Macy in Conversation at the Grandin, Friday 10/28”

» 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”

 »  INSPIRED! Cultural experience grants for artists

Roanoke’s arts and cultural organizations are meaningful contributors to our economy, the quality of our lives, and our collective identity. Many events are carefully structured to address important issues, challenge our thinking, and celebrate key aspects of the many cultures in the community. Attending one of these performances, exhibits, or events just might provide inspirationContinue reading ” »  INSPIRED! Cultural experience grants for artists”