Knock, knock: Curbside Culture brings top-notch talent to your doorstep
Last updated 7/29/2020 at 1:10pm
Last week, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, a local arts agency charged with connecting residents and visitors to the arts, launched Curbside Culture, a program that brings the performing arts out into the community by facilitating small-scale performances outside of private residences, places of business and other gathering spots.
The program offers community members an exceptional arts experience including live music, aerial arts and modern dance while providing a meaningful way to support local artists, many who have experienced a significant amount of show cancellations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scheduling occurs in 15, 30 and 60-minute increments with prices ranging from $50 to $790. While the program currently has 14 performers on the roster for hire, more will be added soon, and there is an application to participate on the Curbside Culture website.
"Keeping artists working and audiences engaged is a top priority during this unprecedented time," said Andy Vick, executive director, Cultural Office. "We know that the arts impact both physical, emotional and mental health. Curbside Culture transcends the traditional cultural experience and makes the arts 'mobile' and recognizes the benefits of creativity on our health and well-being, especially during this time of isolation. We are really excited about bringing the arts to life in new ways in cul-de-sacs, driveways and backyards across El Paso and Teller counties!"
"We believe the arts are vital to any thriving community, from both an economic and cultural standpoint. Curbside Culture demonstrates the creative sector's ability to be nimble, adaptable, and innovation to continue delivering impactful programming that is responsive to the community's needs," added Vick.
Safety is a top priority for performers and audiences. Curbside Culture performing artists, host sites, and audience members are encouraged to follow all State, county and local protocols for mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
As a Curbside Culture host site, you will be responsible for providing electricity by running an extension cord to the street or performance location, and gathering a small audience to enjoy the performance (please follow current social distancing guidelines). Pricing and performance options are listed on each individual performing artist profile page. Financial transactions should be conducted directly with the chosen performer, in a mutually convenient manner.
To book an artist or apply to become a performer, visit: https://www.peakradar.com/artist-type/curbside-culture/