Welcome to the Auburn Arts Association!
The Auburn Arts Association (AAA) was founded as a non-profit, volunteer, community-based arts organization. It thrives on the mission of “Building Community through the Arts.” The AAA works closely with the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) to provide classes and summer camps in the visual arts, to present exhibitions in the art gallery and to sponsor numerous workshops and events that benefit and enhance the Auburn community’s cultural life.
Due to COVID-19, all City of Auburn facilities will be closed and programming and events will be cancelled through May 15. City services will be provided online and by phone. Questions or needs? Please contact Sara Hand Custer, Cultural Arts Administrator, at (334) 501-2963 or by email: email@example.com.
COVID-19 Artist Resources
We know that artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses are facing significant financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AAA along with the JDCAC are consistently reviewing local, state and national resources for information relevant to our local and regional artists. We have also provided art education resources for distance learning from home.
The AAA will continue to update this page with information available to our arts community.
On Friday, April 10, the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) received over half a million dollars from National Endowment for the Humanities to directly support Alabama nonprofits who have a demonstrated commitment to public humanities programming. These grants are funded by the CARES Act via NEH.
It’s time to apply! The AHF CARES Grant Application portal opens Monday, May 4. You will find more information on this link.
Under the CARES Act, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) received $75 million to preserve jobs and help support organizations that were forced to shut down operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NEA has announced that announced that 40% of the funds will be awarded directly to state and regional arts agencies by April 30 to distribute through their funding programs; and 60% are allocated for direct grants to nonprofit arts organizations.
The application deadline for the grants was April 22 with the first announcement of grants to be made on June 30. You will find more information on this link.
*If you missed the deadline make sure to apply for the Alabama Humanities Foundation grant (see above).
Arts-Related COVID-19 Informational Sessions and Webinars
ArtsU webinars related to COVID-19: Find free on-demand and live ArtsU webinars that focus on different aspects of COVID-19.
National Arts Action Digital Summit: Registration is open for the first-ever National Arts Action Digital Summit taking place April 27–May 1. There is a free session that focuses on COVID-19.
Resources for Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations
Resources for Art Education – Distance Learning from Home
Resources and Funding for Individual Artists
For more information about the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center or any upcoming exhibits and events, you can follow the Auburn Arts Association on Facebook as well as visit www.auburnalabama.org/arts.