A Studio in the Woods and COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Dear Friends,

This is a difficult time for all of us, mentally, physically, socially, and financially. As we weather this crisis, the power of nature and art to provide direction and solace is more evident than ever. We encourage you to find moments of beauty and wonder when you are able. Get outdoors, check in on friends and neighbors, stop and appreciate the beauty of our city, or take a virtual tour of a museumIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in alignment with Tulane, city, state, and CDC directives, A Studio in the Woods is making the following adaptations:

Public Programming
All upcoming in-person public programming will be postponed to promote physical distancing. This includes our Writer’s Cabin Dedication scheduled for March 18 and Studio on the Half Shell, planned for April 5. We do this out of concern for the safety of our extended family, including our supporters, board, staff, and artists scheduled to take part in this year’s gala.

We depend heavily on Studio on the Half Shell to support our residencies and public programming. If you’ve bought tickets or a sponsorship, we hope you’ll consider converting all or a portion of your purchase to a charitable gift to A Studio in the Woods. We plan on rescheduling all events when it is advisable to do so, and will be reaching out individually to donors about how they would like to proceed.

Calls for Artists
Our current calls for applications for Rising ResidenciesEmerging Writers’ Residencies, and Tulane Scholarly Retreats will proceed as planned. All applications are due April 13. We are excited to learn more about how artists and scholars are visioning the future in this moment. If changes to school and work schedules have made it more difficult for you to complete your application or pay the application fee, please reach out to Cammie Hill-Prewitt at [email protected] and we are happy to make appropriate accommodations. We will be hosting a webinar on applying for Rising Residencies on April 1 at 2pm, register here. Additional questions can be directed to [email protected]

Resources
We have compiled some resources here to help support us all as we physically distance, find alternative ways to connect, adjust to new schedules, and adapt in ways big and small. 

Please remember that our site is not open to the public to protect both the work time and health of residents. Please reach out if you have any questions at all.

With Care,
The Staff of A Studio in the Woods