Artist Relief Funds, Put Your Mask On, MSAC (April 21 3pm) and a shout out to DLNY, and some other bits…

Artist Relief is a coalition of major arts donors and offers $5000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.  More info here:

Baltimore has it’s own version, through the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.  Info here:

Loyola’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers a Crisis Navigator program, offering online consultation with business experts to help you through these times –

If you have a business, Maryland has launched a Business Relief Wizard ( ), to guide you through available programs.

Baltimore Club gets into public health –   Put Your Mask On

Maryland State Arts Council Creative Conversations (now on Google Meet) –
Creative Conversations: Dance
April 21st, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Led by MSAC Executive Director, Ken Skrzesz
Meeting Link:
Call in: 317-953-3049‬
PIN: ‪104 020 529#

Complete list of conversations here:

Because we could all use a little bit of good news… Congratulations are in order for Josh Prince and the team at Dance Lab New York (formerly Broadway Dance Lab – ).  After converting their annual gala event (originally scheduled for March 30) to a “virtual gala” on just a few weeks’ notice, they managed to exceed their $10,000 fundraising goal.  It is possible to make things happen…

…. and some recognition for Chris Kopec from a couple weeks ago –

And I’ll wrap this up with a few entertainment options….

Two hours of the Soul Train Line –

If you’re more into Latin fusion… 2/3rds of Trio Caliente ( ) will be doing a couch concert at 9pm tonight via Facebook.

If you miss Swan Lake, this one gets faster with each tendu… (warning, potentially seizure-inducing).  Runtime is less than 3 minutes.

Please #BRDS2020 and bring friends to #BRDS2020 ( )

Please stay home ( )

Please keep dancing.

Please reach out to people directly and personally.  They will miss seeing/dancing/working with you.  I will miss you.

Simple acts of kindness do matter.  Point out beauty when you can. Bring a little joy to someone.

If there is something I can do, please let me know.

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