AAC Covid-19 Statement
Who We Are
The Ada Arts Council coordinates and encourages cultural endeavors, and promotes knowledge and appreciation of the fine arts and humanities. The Ada Arts Council has been part of the community since 1976 when it was created to provide cultural opportunities for all ages. Recognizing the importance of the arts and humanities to our community, the council takes every opportunity to present a wide variety of programs in the performing and visual arts, as well as discussions in the humanities to its members and the community at-large. We are an incorporated, non-profit organization, so we depend upon our members to provide support for the various events offered throughout the year. Our membership year is April 1 to March 31.
Your support has allowed us to offer a variety of special events, from lectures to concerts, including Taste of Ada, Cozy Up with the Arts, Annual Art show also special events with performances by local artisans and musicians. We also continue to offer the always popular Summer Arts Program and provide scholarship support to a variety of students in the arts and humanities.
Each year the Ada Arts Council searches for candidates for the Wight and Criswell Scholarships as well as an Outstanding Adan for the Arts. The winners of these three awards are announced each spring.
The Ada Arts Council (AAC) has been closely monitoring local, state, and national government restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Public health and safety are our top priority as we continue to look towards the remainder of this year. We plan to comply with all government guidance and demonstrate an abundance of caution while also doing our best to continue access to arts, cultural content, and experiences that have become essential to help us cope during these unprecedented times.
At this time, none of our regularly scheduled events have been cancelled or rescheduled, but we continue to monitor and assess the situation for each event. Some of our events will continue but on new platforms and with innovative interaction methods. Our first development will be in November 2020 with our virtual Member Art Show, an online exhibit space for our members to display their current works and provide a room for response to the present world situation.
Monthly board member meetings continue via-teleconference and have begun planning activities and events for all to participate in while practicing safe social distancing. We look forward to sharing more information in our yearly membership newsletter that will be distributed to all council members in August 2020. The Ada Arts Council will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves. Information is available at adaartsok.org and our social media channels. We would also like to offer our sincerest thanks and appreciation for all frontline healthcare workers that are keeping us all safe right now. Their dedication to our health and safety is something that does not go unnoticed. Please support local artists when possible and continue to stay safe. Thank you for your support.