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Sheldon Community Arts Hangar IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19

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Like most cultural attractions, DAC has closed it’s doors for the health and safety of our staff and visitors, due to COVID-19. We will be monitoring and reviewing the situation in accordance with state and federal guidelines. In the meantime, we need your support today. Below are three ways you can support Denali Arts Council during this extremely challenging time.

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Green Light Circus Will Return In Summer 2021

Each year Green Light Circus brings together the community in a way that strengthens the very roots of why began our organization in the first place. As one of the inceptive programs within DAC we hope to take these uncertain times and turn it into a pause of purpose. A time to remember all the indelible moments and regroup for a stronger season next year. May we show our community adoration and support to such a great program through continued passion and togetherness.

We missed seeing our Circus Students in 2020 but look forward to 2021.

Any questions please call the GLC Program Director Mary Farina at 907-355-4699
Thank you.

Welcome New DAC Board Members

DAC welcomes new board members: Serena Berkowitz, Melissa Brazeau, Kathy Ernst, Mary Farina, Bekah Mathiesen, and Jamie Panariello! Thank you!

They are joining existing board members: Elliot Hunker, Troy Smiley, Butchy Fuego.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE RUNNING CANDIDATES AND MANY THANKS TO DAC MEMBERS FOR VOTING!

Cheers to good work ahead! May we also send gratitude to the BOD who served before you!


Virtual Exhibition SVS Emerging Artists

Denali Arts Council Presents a virtual exhibition in collaboration with SVS PTSA President Caitlin Palmer.
We are posting work that students of Susitna Valley Junior Senior High School have created daily on our instagram and Facebook feeds.

SVS students are a richly talented and diverse group of young people. Our rural Alaskan school of just over 200 students in the sixth through twelfth grades are a daily inspiration to our school community.

“Our student artists hope these images bring you joy during this time of social distancing. In turn, we hope that by bringing SVS students talent to the wider world it will help our emerging young artists to continue their creative processes into the future.”- Caitlin Palmer


This show was made possible by volunteers from the SVS PTSA, and grants from Jessica Stevens Community Foundation and Talkeetna Batchelor Society.

If interested in any of the work for sale below please contact info@denaliartscouncil.org. Note: Artist receives 70% and 30% goes directly to the Talkeetna Artist Guild.

Anonymous
Portrait of a Girl, Mussed
Graphite Pencil
Size: 8”x5″
$35
SVS Grade: 8
SOLD
Finn Benischek
Pandas
Lenolium block print
NFS
SVS Grade: 10
Indigo Moren
“Monster swirlz”
Price: NFS
Oil
SVS Grade: 11
Anonymous
Portrait Of A Boy
Graphite Pencil
8”x5″
$45
SVS Grade: 8
SOLD
Lisle Coombs
Talkeetna Birch Tree
NFS
SVS Grade: 8
Ezekiel Aho
Foggy Night
$65
SVS Grade: 6
Alea Sidelinger
Spirit’s Glory
$45
SVS Grade: 6
SOLD
Anonymous
回転 “Rotation”
Graphite Pencil
NFS
SVS Grade: 8
Finn Benischek
The 100 – Original Lego Sculpture
48” Tall
NFS
SVS Grade: 10
Anonymous
Human Museum 
Graphite Pencil
8”x5″
$35
SVS Grade: 8
Wyatt Lewis
Sailing Into the Sunset
NFS
SVS Grade: 6
Anonymous
Untitled
Graphite Pencil
8”x5″
$35
SVS Grade: 8
Anonymous
You’re a Peach 
8”x5″
NFS
SVS Grade: 8
Finn Benischek
Stranger Things – Original Lego Sculpture
Approximately 24”x9”x18″
NFS
SVS Grade: 10
Anonymous
Holding Hands
Graphite Pencil
NFS
SVS Grade: 8
Liam Kaso
Covid-19 Quarantine Photography Project A
Photo
Prices and Prints available upon request
SVS Grade 6
Liam Kaso
Covid-19 Quarantine Photography Project B
Photo
Prices and Prints available upon request
SVS Grade 6

THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS-

We are so grateful to have the grant support from the following contributors especially during these uncertain times. Not only do they help us with the funds to do the GOOD work at hand, they are there by our sides strengthening the community around us as well.

We want to acknowledge your role in our mission to promote the importance of artistic expression and opportunity within our home village of Talkeetna the Upper Susitna Valley.

Together we are improving the quality of life in Alaska by providing opportunities of creative cultural exchange and dynamic dialogue around the arts.

With great pride and ambition we carry on moving our mission forward for a shared purpose. Champions for meaningful success, we thank you for uplifting us along the way.

** Community Assistance Program (Revenue Sharing)

Green Light Circus Will Return In Summer 2021

Each year Green Light Circus brings together the community in a way that strengthens the very roots of why began our organization in the first place. As one of the inceptive programs within DAC we hope to take these uncertain times and turn it into a pause of purpose. A time to remember all the indelible moments and regroup for a stronger season next year. May we show our community adoration and support to such a great program through continued passion and togetherness.


We missed seeing our Circus Students in 2020 but look forward to 2021.

Any questions please call the GLC Program Director Mary Farina at 907-355-4699
Thank you.

Covid-19 Resources

RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS & ARTS ORGANIZATIONS:

Here at DAC, we know the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting everyone differently and hope you find our list of resources helpful. You can find resources from online art instruction to uplifting words to emergency funding. We will continue to update this list as we find more resources for you. 

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

Foraker Group coronavirus-response

Mat Su Health Foundation Covid Response Grants

Common Field: COVID-19 Resources for the Artist Organization Field

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Resources for Online Art Instruction

Emergency Grant Resources from 3arts

Coronavirus Resource & Response Center from American for the Arts

Resources from Artist Trust

Wonderful words from the Albers Foundation via instagram


Rasmuson Foundation:
  A very thorough list of resources for Alaska https://www.rasmuson.org/news/help-for-alaskans-in-the-time-of-coronavirus/
Mat Su Health Foundation:  Grant Opportunity!  Target Wellness Grants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention and Response (CPR) -The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is offering Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR)  grants of up to $50,000 to Mat-Su nonprofit organizations. The grants are designed to support local nonprofits as they address unplanned expenses and/or lost revenue relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. Applications submitted under this program will receive expedited handling. Assistance securing a line of credit is also available. 
Examples of things that may be funded by this special Coronavirus (COVD-19) grant program include:

  • Support to build and develop pandemic education and prevention strategies for an organization’s staff and clients.
  • Assistance in communicating with clients about service/outreach changes due to a heightened risk of exposure to Coronavirus.
  • Funding for critical safety-net needs for the clients of nonprofits, including housing, transportation, medical care, childcare, and food security for those affected by disease, quarantine, or school/agency closures.
  • Grants for psychosocial supports and mental health services for staff.
  • Quarantine supplies for nonprofit residential programs.
  • Unexpected work-from-home expenses, which could include establishing collaboration platforms and secure file sharing.
  • Prevention-related expenses for items such as sanitizing supplies and equipment, or professional cleaning of common areas.
  • Costs for offering services to a nonprofit’s clients in less risky ways to deliver services (for example, bringing pick-up or home-delivered meals rather than serving congregate meals, and offering virtual rather than in-person service delivery).
  • Operating expenses associated with Coronavirus, such as lost revenue, continuity planning, or increased labor costs.

Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation : links to articles, resources and other materials that you think may be useful to the arts and culture sector in Alaska
https://www.akarts.org/artsculture-covid-19

Foraker Group Blog:  A collection of resources for nonprofits to help you respond to Covid-19.  “We all have hard decisions to make about what policies we put in place for our employees, how our services may change, and what to do about planned events. Here is a collection of resources to help you to make those decisions. We will continue to keep this page updated as we learn more”.

https://www.forakergroup.org/coronavirus-response-resources-for-alaska-nonprofits/

Alaska Small Business Development Center:  Excellent source of information and help. 
https://aksbdc.org/covid19/

National Council of Nonprofits:Covid-19 and Nonprofits page that is updated regularly with the latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond.
https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/nonprofits-and-coronavirus-covid-19