2021 Podcasts Will Explore Arts’ Connection To Current Events

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The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s 2021 podcasts will examine the power of art in understanding current news about the pandemic, social justice and the 2020 presidential election.

The Creative Exchange podcast is hosted by AFCC Executive Director Julie Wake and Provincetown Community Television Executive Director Amy Davies. The podcast was launched in 2019 to highlight artists and arts leaders in the region and to better understand the creative process.

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This season will expand on that theme as the pair explore topical issues like the pandemic and its impact on the arts, social justice, and the 2020 presidential election.

“While the past year has had a devastating effect on the arts, I’ve been inspired by the resilience of artists who have persevered in the face of all the obstacles in their way,” said Wake. “I’m proud to be part of a sector with such strong and brave individuals who have continued to create and who have used their art to fight injustice, to make meaningful statements, and to make a difference in the lives of others.”

“I’ve found the interviews this season an important way for me to stay in touch with other artists during this time of isolation,” Davies said. “I hope the episodes will bring comfort and inspiration to listeners and foster community between creative people in our region and beyond.”

Episodes of the podcast will be released every Monday through March, starting today with musician Sarah Burrill of Eastham, who talks about using art to connect with people during the pandemic.

A dozen other local and regional artists round out the lineup for season three of the Creative Exchange, including:

  • Hyannis Artists in Residence Rachael Devaney, a writer and photographer from Onset; Deanna Nagle, a fashion designer from Hyannis; and Lily Olin, a visual artist from Brewster

  • Provincetown-based visual artists Laura Shabott and Marian Roth

  • Boston Ballet soloist Patric Palkens

  • Indie rock singer/songwriter Anne Stott of Provincetown

  • Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra founder and Music Director Matt Scinto of Yarmouth

  • Ashleigh Gordon, violist and artistic and executive director of the Boston-based nonprofit Castle of Our Skins

  • Visual artist Carl Lopes of Barnstable

  • Boston-based singer/songwriter Will Dailey

  • Interdisciplinary artist Esteban del Valle of Brooklyn, New York

Businesses interested in sponsoring the Creative Exchange can contact AFCC Director of Development Amy Tuttle at either atuttle@artsfoundation.org or at 508-362-0066, ext. 112.