Last week, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT), was signed into law. The $2 trillion emergency stimulus package includes direct support for both nonprofit cultural organizations and state and local arts and humanities agencies, as well as economic relief provisions for independent contractors, "gig economy" workers and artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses working in the creative economy. The nation's arts and culture industry is experiencing devastating economic losses with closed venues and…
Creative work, at its core, is not about an ultimate finished product. It’s about authentic engagement with audiences, customers or clients. It’s about an expression that cannot be contained. And it’s about human connection and shared experience.
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"Being a southerner is a part of my identity. That’s not necessarily true for other regions. We have this distinct tortured history, but we also love our community and each other. That makes for good storytelling."