Creative Strategies for Change Response to Coronavirus (COVID 19)
Local and national response to the Coronavirus public health crisis is changing daily. CSC has been in regular communication as a team, and with our school and community partners and clients. We are centering collective care and responsiveness. CSC is following all public health guidelines from the CDC and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and doing our part to “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of the virus. We are also giving special attention to our community’s mental health needs at this time and encourage extending extra patience and compassion for ourselves and one another while anxiety and fear are heightened. See additional resources below.
This time is very challenging for grassroots and arts organizations like CSC. We are working on balancing our response to immediate needs and long term preparedness. With so many changes facing us every day, many in our team are directly affected. Our work typically happens live and in person, and our team of artists and facilitators are at the heart of CSC. While we are adapting to changes and implementing virtual options whenever possible, we are also raising funds to support lost wages as school closures and program cancellations become standard practice.
Please consider contributing to the CSC Artist Fund.
Beginning March 16:
CSC offices are closed. All staff are working remotely until April 17. We will follow further public safety and social/physical distancing protocols as they are announced. Staff will be available during regularly scheduled hours by email and phone. Please call or email if you have questions, need support or resources.
All CSC Community Programs scheduled in March will be facilitated virtually!
Thursday, March 19, 6:30-9:00pm: Community Cypher Open Mic – Featuring Franklin Cruz.
This will be an adventure! Content will be responsive, joy will be catalyzed, DEI and mental health resources will be available. Link and details posted on facebook.
Tuesday, March 31: Mental Health First Aid – Youth (Abridged)
This will be a short mental health workshop instead of the full day training, which will be postponed. Content will be responsive. Time and format TBD. Updates will be posted on eventbrite.
April updates will be posted.
Resources: There are so many resources out there, we will share just a few links.
Principles for Ethical Cancellation – important considerations and alternatives when cancelling events
Americans for the Arts Resource and Response Center – news and resources for the arts and culture field
Mental Health Resources
The Chinook Fund – scroll to the bottom of the page for resources with a DEI lens.
Meals for Colorado Students
Colorado Cross-Disability Resources
Colorado Emergency Childcare
CSC Artist Fund