Everyone one is looking to get back to normal after the pandemic but normal will most likely look a little different.
The Community Arts Council is launching new programs to help navigate the new normal.
The Arts North Digital Studio offers knowledge about podcasting, graphic design, product photography, social media usage and e-commerce to help artists, cultural groups and non-profits make the transition to a more prominent online presence.
Arts North Media will help with digital media content development, syndication and distribution and will be delivered via podcasting, television, and a wide range of social media platforms.
“What started as a small vehicle to promote local creatives has become something bigger than myself,” Kast, Arts North Media founder, said. “I am excited to be part of a program that will provide skills in podcasting, live streaming, photo and video production and editing, graphic design, social media marketing and much more. Looking ahead, I know this space will be a hub for some of the most innovative and experimental collaborations in the north. The renaissance took place during a time of chaos and plague. We are in the middle of a digital renaissance.”
A valid CAC membership is required for utilizing the Studio. Membership information and applications are available at https://studio2880.com/gallery-shop/membership-registration/.
Individual membership is $30 per year, groups are $60, and businesses are $75.
“The potential for the new Arts North Digital Studio to positively impact the arts and non-profit sectors is tremendous, as we are all currently undertaking transformations to ensure viability in the immediate post-pandemic world," Sean Farrell, CAC executive director, said.
“As COVID-19 financial supports disappear, and earned revenues and fundraising monies are slow to return to pre-pandemic levels, we want to be able to help those in these sectors learn new technologies and access online channels to rebuild, or even re-imagine brands, messages and public offerings.”
Current Arts North and Studio 2880 online platforms include https://www.facebook.com/Studio2880, https://www.facebook.com/ArtsNorthBC, https://www.instagram.com/studio2880/, https://www.instagram.com/arts.north/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK9gkJj8fjKKrysh3w7tRBA, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWfQ0VkbTghHLP9SoSmn4Q/featured, https://twitter.com/artsnorth2,
The CAC is supported by the BC Arts Council, the City of Prince George, The Prince George Community Foundation, and the Province of British Columbia.