CRAFT COVID-19 RESPONSE
CRAFT cares. Our mission to help individuals and institutions throughout the entire ecosystem of arts and entertainment is even more relevant now as we face this unprecedented global health and economic crisis. COVID-19 is further exposing the very cracks in the infrastructure that inspired the founding of The CRAFT Institute. As we recognize the impact of this crisis on our most vulnerable communities, we remain committed to serving as a bridge between academia and industry and helping fix the broken pipelines that make it difficult if not impossible for people from historically underrepresented groups to gain entry and succeed in careers throughout the ecosystem of the entertainment industry. Rather than seeking a return to normal, we encourage rest, reflection and the reimagining of the healthy and equitable possibilities for new pathways to our work as artists, educators and industry insiders. Together, we will get through this.
CRAFT is actively monitoring developments related to the spread of coronavirus through a variety of sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), and other local and national news outlets. We encourage all individuals and institutions to continue to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC and both your local and national health officials.
CRAFT has compiled a list of resources below for those seeking help, reliable information, access to the arts, remote teaching resources and job opportunities during this difficult time. As we adapt to remote teaching and learning let us consider the ways it can necessarily expand how we teach theatre, film, television and related media platforms to more accurately reflect the cultural world views and demographics of the nation and the world. We are happy to link to other crowd-sourced resources in solidarity with the individuals and institutions coming together to support one another during this difficult time so please feel free to forward any links to resources you would like to share here.
If you are interested in remote coaching and consulting, workshops, lectures, seminars and events as well as programs that support artists and organizations whose work is representative of our mission, please contact us. We will update the site to confirm when we resume regular activities.