Welcome to Sangfroid Strategy’s new series spotlighting Northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations doing the hard work to adapt their programming and continue to deliver their social good during these uncertain times. Here we asked nonprofits to share positive and innovative ways they are adapting their programming to align with the need for social distancing, while still delivering a benefit to their constituents. Unsurprisingly, all of these groups have had to move business online, cut costs and find new ways to connect with their patrons and donors. Still, they’re all managing to survive and thrive.
Collective Arts Network is a nonprofit organization of more than 95 art galleries, schools, and related institutions, plus individual artists. Members of CAN support and collaborate on the Northeast Ohio art scene’s own media outlets, CAN Journal and canjournal.org.
Even though in-person exhibitions and gallery shows have been canceled, CAN Journal is continuing to support local artists and galleries. Its new and informative video blog series called “Art from a Distance” is highlighting how many artists and museums are working through quarantine and how you can help them.
Look for the summer 2020 issue of CAN Journal, hitting stands in late May, to include many more stories of survival from its members during the coronavirus pandemic, really hammering home the point that no one is in this alone and that CAN is not going anywhere and that communication is key. Learn more about CAN Journal and keep yourself nourished through their Art from a Distance series here.
Do you have a story about how a local nonprofit had adapted their programming to continue to spread benefit to our community? Submit your story today!