Engaging with Communities

If you have links to articles, resources and other materials that you think may be useful to the arts and culture sector in Alaska as we navigate the current circumstances, please contact ASCA Community Arts Program Director Charlie Sears at charles(dot)sears(at)alaska.gov. Stay well, and we are grateful for all that you do! (lastest update: 4/6/2020 – Resources are ordered from newest to oldest)


ASCA & AACF Updates
Arts and Culture Resources
AK Arts and Culture Organizational Info
Emergency Funding
Engaging with Communities
General COVID-19 AK & National
For Students + Families + Educators

Webinars + Connecting
Working Online


Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, April 9th at 11 am – Inspiration in Isolation – On Thursday from 11-noon, join Amber Webb and Emily Jonshon for “Inspiration in Isolation,” an ongoing conversation among Alaska artists. Each week featured guests discuss how they’re weathering isolation during the COVID-19 Pandemic and what strategies they’re using to make this a time of creative productivity. https://zoom.us/j/525363122
  • Monday, April 6th to 13th – Alaskan Artists Invited to Respond to Resilience – April 6-13th – Hosted by Fairbanks Arts Association – The concept ‘Resilience’ was chosen by a public vote held in 2019 among Fairbanks Arts members. Resilience was originally intended to be a juried exhibition of visual art only open to Interior Alaskan artists and held in the Wandering Bear Gallery. However, given the concept and the current context, we want to make space for a larger dialogue around the arts and resilience. Therefore, we invite statewide artists working in various disciplines to submit work responding to the concept ‘Resilience’ in this online exhibition. Guidelines available at fairbanksarts.org – https://www.facebook.com/events/s/alaskan-artists-invited-to-res/616736072212336/

On-Going Events or Resources

  • National Poetry Celebration with Family Partnership – National Poetry Celebration – April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with us every Wednesday in April as we read poetry, do activities, and create our own poetry @ 1 pm (K-8) https://www.facebook.com/events/646614932784768
  • Alaska Filmmakers – The Film Royal: Quarantine Edition Competition – Facebook Live Award Ceremony, April 15th, 6:00 pm. – Anchorage International Film Festival and Alaska Filmmakers are teaming up to put on a Quarantine Edition of The Film Royal. The films must also incorporate three prompts that are announced at the start of the competition. Prompts may consist of lines, actions, props, themes, etc. So what are you waiting for? Round up a small crew, stock up on energy drinks, and prepare for glory.  Sign up here > TheFilmRoyal.com