CARES ACT Includes Critical Support for the Creative Economy

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

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Socially Distant But Still United

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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Seasick Moves On

After five years in Crestwood, Seasick Records has outgrown its beloved location and will relocate to Avondale. Daniel Drinkard, Seasick’s owner and one of our original CO.STARTERS graduates, announced that they will officially re-open on Thursday, March 5th in the former Family Dollar space next to Mom’s Basement, the retro-inspired live music venue and bar that Daniel co-owns.

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JCMP Fellows Report Release

The community is invited to join the Jefferson County Memorial Project at the Birmingham Museum of Art on Thursday, February 20th at 6 pm as the JCMP Fellows from our six local colleges present their new research on our county’s history of racial terror, including the discovery of previously undocumented victims. 

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