The Office of Arts and Culture connects artists’ creative work to community during the pandemic
Due to the pandemic, events have been canceled, people are socially distancing at home and many artists’ traditional methods of making art have stalled. The Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) is launching an online directory to connect artists with arts patrons, in hopes to shine a light on artists now and post-pandemic.
This digital platform gives free profile listings to artists of all disciplines with space to include images, videos, social media links and their stories. It also includes a section for artists who have pivoted away from their normal services to offer special creative services during the pandemic.
“The Office of Arts and Culture has always worked to help connect artists with the people who want to experience art,” said OAC Director, Jennifer Scripps. “This directory helps do that, especially in these times when many of our creative artists are offering new or special services during the pandemic.”
The pandemic services section of the directory was inspired by a Facebook post on a local cellist doing neighborhood pop-up concerts on residents’ lawns. It was a way for people to safely experience music and for the artist to perform.
Visit https://dallasculture.org/artist-directory-2/ to be added to the directory, suggest an artist, or find any creative service needed.