In light of recent developments related to the COVID-19 coronavirus and associated school closures, we continue to explore ways to support the health and wellness of young artists, team members, and the greater Detroit community. We are continuing to monitor the ever-changing information from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and local agencies alongside continued conversations with young artists, team members, families, and partners. As we honor the fact that this matter will continue to evolve we have come to the necessary though difficult decision to suspend all programming through April 5, 2020 and have our team work remotely through March 30, 2020.
In prioritizing safety, well being, health and leaning in to the power of community we are working to establish creative ways to virtually support our young artists to keep them engaged and inspired as they practice social distancing. To that end I’m happy to share some of the ways we are doing just that:
- online coaching sessions for rising seniors to get a jumpstart on college audition prep for Fall 2020;
- online songwriting, table, and character work sessions
- connecting youth and families to basic needs, academic and emotional support resources across Metro-Detroit.
We remain in conversation with the greater youth serving and arts & culture community community, to explore how we might be able to participate in the efforts to support youth and teaching artists.
We will continue to monitor the CDC and legislative directives, keeping youth, team members and partners informed of any and all changes.