Media Hits – 2020

January 2020

Embracing Arlington Arts published its annual holiday poem in a Community Post column in ArlNow. Although good hearted in nature, the poem focused on the serious dearth of performing arts venues in Arlington County.

February 2020

As a member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Embracing Arlington Arts’ President submitted a blog for posting on the Chamber’s website and in their newsletter. The submission focused on the positive economic impact the arts have in Arlington. To read the blog, follow this link.

March 2020

Embracing Arlington Arts launched its one-of-a-kind “Theater/Arts Management Education” podcast series, as a component of the weekly Podcast show “Embracing Arlington Arts Talks. The Press Release announcing the launch was anounced in several media outlets, including Broadway World.

April 2020

The Washington Post published a Letter to the Editor from the Embracing Arlington Arts Treasurer Robert Goler about how the organization is helping Arlington arts organizations and artists through this COVID-19 crisis through weekly ZOOM “support group” calls where we swap intelligence, discuss the shutdown, ways to keep in front of audiences and hear from experts in several important focus areas listed on our COVID-19 Resources page.

The organization submitted a Community Post column published by ArlNow about the many initiatives the organization is putting in place to assist and help artists and arts organizations cope and remain healthy during t he COVID-19 crisis.

An OpEd column written by Janet Kopenhaver, the Embracing Arlington Arts president, saluting artists and arts organizations for “keeping the lights on” and helping heal our community during the COVID-19 crisis was published by the Washington Post.

The Embracing Arlington Arts President Janet Kopenhaver wrote a blog for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce that detailed the many ways (on top of financial support) in which our corporate sector can help non-profit arts organizations. The blog was especially relevant during the shutdown that is seriously and negatively impacting our arts and culture industry so drastically.

Janet Kopenhaver was the featured guest on the Stagecraft radio show and podcast with Alex Vidales and Don Zientara to talk about such things as dearth of performing arts venues in Arlington, new lobbying strategy for the arts nationwide, how theater has been changing over the years, biggest surprise about fundraising and so much more!

Broadway World also published a story on the many initiatives Embracing Arlington Arts is embarking on to help keep the arts healthy and strong during the COVID-19 crisis.

May 2020

ArlNow posted a column submitted by Embracing Arlington Arts thanking all the Arlington Arts organizations who are “keeping the lights on” and helping us all stay sane during this shutdown.

 

 

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