Greene County Council on the Arts dba Council for Resources to Enrich the Arts, Technology & Education

Dear Friends,
We are experiencing the greatest challenge of our times – being asked to shelter in place, to self quarantine, and to practice social distancing. As human beings, we are feeling anxious, isolated, and alone. But we are not alone – we are all in this together.
During these uncertain times, CREATE is here to help you. Our mission is “to support and advance the arts and cultural community by broadening and enriching creative resources and economic growth in the region.” Part of our commitment is sharing resources that are tailored to support our community of artists, arts, cultural and educational organizations. CREATE is the outgrowth of a 44 year old legacy and we envision a a community that celebrates artistic and cultural diversity and inspires creative engagement.
As we are learning how to administer and manage online, we are compiling resources to help our members at large to gather, interact and exchange as virtually as possible.

CREATE wants to continue to act as a resource for our community as the COVID-19 virus impacts us and how we can best support you in this time of crisis.
Here are some recent creative engagements that we hope you will value:
PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY- We would appreciate your completing one of these short surveys to assess the needs the needs of artists and arts organizations.  The information collected will be used for our Impact Planning as well as to see additional funding so that we may assist you as the situation progresses.
For Individuals/Artists:
  • A Facebook Event, Artists Responding to Crisis – March 24-April 25, is created for artists and friends to connect and share how they have been impacted and what they are doing creatively by posting a poem, a painting, a story, a video, etc in the Discussion Section
Through the power of the arts and collective action, CREATE is here to support you.  You are the ones that make it all possible, so keep in touch to let us know how we can be of service.
Best wishes for health and safety.
The CREATE Staff
As we are learning to move online, here are some helpful tips on Zoom and other web-gathering platforms that you can take to the virtual streets: