AIR Responds to COVID-19
Programs are now available online, in-person, and as hybrids.
AIR leaned into the COVID moment and transformed all our programming to online and hybrid experiences. We piloted, tested, and refined our methods. We used our values, our culture, and our curriculum to design not just new delivery methods, but to refine our programs to be even more accessible and impactful for the communities we serve. We are grateful for the incredible people who participated in hours of experiments and programming.
- Online Art Builds Business Builds Art Workshops – Friends of Southwest Virginia; Pikeville, KY
- Online Evolve Programs – Nelsonville & Logan, Ohio; Patrick & Henry Counties, VA
- Zoom Trainings – Artists Thrive Conference; Ohio Arts Council; Kentucky Arts Council; Kentucky SBDC;
- Grow Appalachia
- Online Shift Workshop Pilot – Appalachian Region
- Online Facilitator Training Pilot – Appalachian Region
Special thanks to:
Cristina Benedetti, Ali Blair, Madelyn Brewer, Ruthie Caldwell, Kitty Dougoud, Robert Donnan, Ruth Dudding, Shannon Ford, Dana Hantel, Vallorie Henderson, Susan Johnstad, Renee Margocee, Melissa Moody, Emily Moses, Emily Mayo, Janet Newcomb, Heather Pontonio, Jessie Powers, Emily Prince, Domenica Queen, Mary Reed, Jennifer Reis, Leslie Schaller, Cat Sheridan, Idalina Walker, Julie Walters Steele, Dan Vorisek, Betsy Whaley, Leigh Ann Wilder, Kandi Workman, Sarah Wray, and Barbara Wyckoff
AIR COVID-19 Policy Adopted August 4, 2021
Staff & Facilitators Must Be vaccinated; Current CDC Guidelines Followed
The AIR Board of Directors worked quickly and well together to draft and adopt a new COVID policy that we felt was necessary for us to move forward safely and as leaders. We encourage all of you to read our policy, reach out with questions or concerns, and try to think about what you think is going to make sense for you and your communities.
AIR Programs are COVID Response
AIR and the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER) are leading a year-long pilot that is developing trainings and programs for national Crisis Analysis Mitigation (CAM) Coaches. The CAM cohort began their work together online in July 2021. The CAM coaches will be connecting the arts to the emergency preparedness and response