VCA Presents: A Virtual Artist Showcase
In fall 2020, in a virtual Leadership Listening Session with performing artists from all across the Commonwealth, when asked what they needed or wanted most, artists responded with “We want to perform and connect with audiences. We want to keep our work out there, no matter what. We would love to do a virtual concert.”
That began months of planning among the VCA team and a Working Group of venue leaders and performing artists (who are part of our Performing Arts Tour Directory) to create VCA Presents: A Virtual Artist Showcase. There are three primary goals for the project:
- Promote a sampling of the 60 varied and diverse performing artists and ensembles who make up the VCA’s Performing Arts Tour Directory
- Promote the many treasured venues located across the Commonwealth
- Encourage citizens from across the Commonwealth to support their local artists, support their local venues and visit the rich, artistic and cultural regions across the state
The VCA's Virtual Showcase will stream over several weeks beginning in October, in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month! This event will mark the first time the Commission has presented artists and their work directly to the public, as we continue to provide grants for Touring Artists to perform in venues across the Commonwealth.
Get ready for an exciting launch of the performing arts season, and be introduced to performers and venues you likely never knew! COMING IN OCTOBER!!!
The arts are open for business in the Commonwealth!