The Kennedy Center, in partnership with Facebook, launched its Arts Across America initiative on July 27, 2020. This program is intended to uplift artists and showcase art from communities and regions across the country in this time of uncertainty.
Over 20 weeks, Arts Across America will feature free, digital performances from over 200 diverse, visionary artists. These artists may have been chosen for their community leadership, unique regional artistic style, and/or advocacy and social justice.
Arts Across America is made possible and live-streamed by Facebook. Performances will be on Facebook Live, YouTube, and the Kennedy Center website, five days a week at 4 p.m. ET, continuing through December 11, 2020.
Here is an initial calendar (subject to change):
- July 27: Minneapolis, Minnesota – Arts MidWest: TruArtSpeaks
- July 28: Virginia – Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and The Floyd Country Store: Earl White and Eddie Bond
- July 30: Miami, Florida – South Arts: Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, Sammy Figueroa, and Celia & Paco Fonta
- July 31: Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona – West Arts: Brian Lopez
- August 3: Burlington, Vermont – New England Foundation for the Arts and The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts: Christal Brown
- August 4: Kansas City, Missouri – Mid-America Arts Alliance, The Bruce R. Watkins Center, and 1KC Radio: Glenn North
- August 6: The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts: Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights and the AY AY Cultural Dancers
- August 11: Maryland – Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation: Joe’s Movement Emporium
- August 13: Tennessee and Kentucky – South Arts: Amythyst Kiah and The Local Honeys