Kristy Edmunds on Sharing Perspectives and Staying Connected

Dear Friends,

I don’t presume to conceive of what your experience of this is, but it makes me feel better to try. I have been experiencing every bit of it here at CAP UCLA and at home at a staggering pace, but I also frequently expand outwards to imagine the myriad of individual circumstances that are happening as we collectively face the uncharted territory of this worldwide public health crisis.

Now we find ourselves in a commanding awareness that the most immediate thing we can do is to remain in place, stay connected, strive for continuity, exercise patience, and look after our hands, faces and vital signs. This is the practice of care to which we are called.

All of us at CAP UCLA and Royce Hall look forward to hearing how you are and how we can help where possible. We will be sending out a weekly aggregate of what the arts community and the Center are doing, sharing our knowledge of crucial relief efforts and some things from our amazing staff and the artists who are with us every step of the way.

There are incredible bright spots happening, and important informational resources that we want to get to you. A story here or there, a new playlist from the artists we have the good fortune to know, and ways for us to remain engaged with each other. The days and weeks ahead will not be easy.

We can do it though; together.

Be well, be safe – more soon,

What we are listening to at CAP UCLA (from our remote work stations).

Here’s a playlist of artists you are familiar with from the season and those you’ll have a chance to experience live in the future. For now, have a listen and if you feel like it let us know what you discovered anew. We want to hear from you, but no pressure.

Important Sources

Creative Capital
List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

National Endowment for the Arts
COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

Artwork Archive
Digital Tools for Artists to Run a Remote Career During Coronavirus

Cultural Attaché:
Brothers can you spare your dimes?

A reporter’s humble appeal to the audiences of art.

Americans for the Arts are standing up for the arts in America during COVID-19. Request your members of Congress to ensure a $4 billion inclusion — to be distributed through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry.

Small Wonders

CAP UCLA 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence Nadia Sirota premieres her new music and talk show, Living Music with Nadia Sirota, live from her garage in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 19 at 6 pm PST on Facebook Live . The first show features three socially-distanced guests: composer, pianist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Timo Andres, Grammy-nominated composer and performer Nathalie Joachim, and cellist Gabriel Cabezas . Upcoming broadcasts (same time, same platform) on March 24th include Missy Mazzoli and the March 26th show features Marcos Balter and Claire Chase.