The Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality launched Uplift Tacoma, an effort to amplify and sharewith the community, the programs and resources provided by Tacoma’s cultural sector duringthis time of physical distancing. Arts, culture, heritage and science organizations are providing inspiring digital adaptations, lessons for youth, and innovative programming some of which is now airing on TV Tacoma. Uplift Tacoma will continue to evolve and provide support through recovery.
“Arts and culture play a critical role to provide inspiration and support resiliency, particularly through challenging times. While we cannot gather for performances or classes, Tacoma’s artsand culture organizations are reimaging programming in the virtual realm and providing resources to our residents to enrich, entertain, educate and support creative practices at home” said Amy McBride, Arts Administrator for the City of Tacoma. “Uplift Tacoma strives to provide the community with greater accessibility to the wealth of resources our cultural sector provides to help uplift spirits and keep our community connected.”
TV Tacoma is airing more than four hours of programming weekly created by the community and for the community. The initiative was launched with an inspirational video at https://tacomacreates.org/uplifttacoma/ produced by Darryl Crews from the January Group and is powered by Tacoma Creates. Search #UpliftTacoma on social media for more. To get involved visit the Tacoma Creates website at www.TacomaCreates.org.