Cultural Council recommendations April 15-22

Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings

Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission coronavirus 2019 prevent-getting-sick

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 Daily Life and Coping

Learn how you can plan, prepare, and cope with stress before and during a COVID-19 outbreak. coronavirus 2019 daily-life-coping

We encourage social distancing!


Have you creatively adapted how you connect with the public during these days of crisis?  Let us know what services or resources you are providing so we can assist in spreading the word.


Send info regarding your changes to so we can relay your news via our weekly Newsletter and/or our weekly Cultural Connection.

If you have listed events on our Arts and Cultural Calendar, please email us any edits, updates or corrections at

WE’RE HERE TO HELP as we all navigate through this new norm.

Here are a few online ways to stay connected with the local Arts & Cultural industry.

Vero Beach Museum of Art features Museum Extras designed and developed to provide the opportunity for our members, patrons, and visitors to stay connected with us during this time of disconnect. The page provides inspiring educational tours and insights into our exhibitions and permanent collection. Offering entertaining film content on an artist or period, art tutorials and engaging stories and art projects for tiny tots. Updated weekly, the VBMA encourages visitors to connect with us regularly online and explore these new resources.

 Ballet Vero Beach is thrilled to offer their season finale “Clarity of Vision” in the form of a limited release film. Repertoire for the film will include the world premiere of Ariel Grossman’s Rust and the main stage premiere of Adam Schnell’s Ballade as we well as additional to be announced works. The link to view the film will be emailed to all ticket holders on April 18 at 7:30 pm and the film will remain viewable online through April 25.

To participate simply purchase a ticket as normal through Ballet Vero Beach’s website at or call 772-905-2651


As a service to the arts community, Arts Blast will incorporate a section with basic listings of online classes given by individual artists and musicians.

This section is for the duration of the coronavirus situation or until May 31 (whichever comes first).  Small graphic ads are available to individuals, galleries, and teaching organizations. Listings must be approved by Arts Blast. This is a trial run,  subject to change with little notice.

Information submitted must follow the form below.

  • Name:
  • Location:
  • Art form:
  • Link to register:
  • Cost:
  • Forms of payment (Paypal/check/credit card):
  • Student requirements:
  • Live or archived:
  • Times available:

Email your listing placement and questions to


Here are some ways to make a difference by volunteering online.

  • Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer and help make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible.

  • Micromentors

MicroMentor is the world’s largest community of entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors. Help shape the community with your skills and experience.

  • Translate without Borders

Translators without Borders depends on volunteers to translate millions of words, but also to help run the organization. They work with volunteers who have all kinds of great skills – and many learn new skills that they can use in their jobs.


The Cultural Council has cancelled the Laurel Awards scheduled for May 12th. Therefore, nomination forms for outstanding contributors to the arts that are usually advertised in March will not be available this year.

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