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: 6/29/2020 – 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

  • Wednesday, July 1 at 12:00 pm – Virtual Music in the Park – Each Wednesday a different musician from around the state and country will fill your lunchtime with music. For up to date information on each concert visit our Facebook page often! https://www.facebook.com/events/820247275152344
  • Friday, July 3 at 2:00 pm – Artists of Ketchikan Annual Invitational Exhibit – Exhibiting artists include but are not limited to Barb Bigelow, Dale Clark, Jess Davila, Glen Fazakerly, Jeff Fitzwater, Mimi Kotlorov, Marilyn Lee, Ema Lee Oshima, Chip Porter, Dave Rubin, Leif Sivertsen, Jenette Sweetman, Peaches Wallin, and Evon Zerbetz. https://www.facebook.com/events/282320642915181/
  • Friday, July 3 at 3:00 pm – First Friday with Brandy Klindworth – Join us for our long-awaited return to First Fridays with local artist Brandy Klindworth! Brandy’s watercolors and drawings will be on display and available for purchase throughout July. https://www.facebook.com/events/3609533725728163/
  • Friday, July 3 at 7:00 pm – Hamilton Watch Party – Disney is bumping up the release of its recording of the hit stage musical Hamilton by over a year. Instead of the planned theatrical release set for October 15th, 2021, it’ll be out on July 3rd, 2020, as a Disney Plus exclusive. https://www.facebook.com/events/939007109950723/
  • Sunday, July 5 at 4:00 pm – All Ages Open Jam at Temple Studios! – Do you play music or sing? Would you like to learn? How would you like to hang out and listen to Seward’s collection of awesome musicians? Blackwater Railroad Company along with the Seward Alehouse and the Mermaid Festival have joined forced to create a once-a-month FREE family jam at Temple Studios Community Center starting APRIL 5TH!!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/846563472472372/?event_time_id=846563492472370

On-Going Events or Resources

  • Statewide Artists Invited to Respond to Concept of RESILIENCE – 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 in this online exhibition. https://fairbanksarts.org/2020/01/31/resilience/