6-Part BUZZ Series:
ARTS CONNECT Roanoke
Six episodes exploring the many ways the arts connect our community. Featuring the collaborative Roanoke Arts Pop! celebration, the role of arts in healing and health, as part of high-quality education, in fostering a strong economy, and in effecting change in the community.
The ARPA funding was used to produce six episodes of BUZZ, a Roanoke-based public television show that features nonprofit organizations receiving pro bono marketing resources. This 6-part series highlights the innovative and engaging nature of arts and cultural organizations as well as the contributions of the arts and humanities.
Episodes 1 & 2: Roanoke Arts Pop!
The initial two episodes in the series showcase the array of arts and cultural organizations participating in Roanoke Arts Pop! hosted by the Taubman Museum of Art on March 4-6, 2022. This weekend-long event spotlights 35 arts and cultural organizations that bring joy and vibrancy to Virginia’s Blue Ridge region.
Episode 1: Roanoke Arts Pop! Preview
Episode 2: Roanoke Arts Pop! Feature
Episode 3: Arts in Healthcare
Episode 4: Arts in Education
The fourth episode is in collaboration with Roanoke City Public Schools and will highlight the various arts programming taking place in our City’s schools.
Airdate: January 18, 2023.
Episode 5: Arts & Economic Development
Episode 6: TBD
Special thanks goes out to the Roanoke Arts Commission for advocating for the arts and administering this grant opportunity. The arts help us express our values and build bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a healthy community strengthening social, educational, and economic benefits that persist even in difficult social and economic times.