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Interact continues its mission with online programming

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While Interact must keep its doors shut during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the health of its staff and artists, it has transitioned into offering online programming. If you are interested in learning more about this, visit our become an artist page.

To see the programming we offer, visit our virtual class schedule.

Interact is providing virtual services

Interact will be taking a pause on accepting new artists until April 1st, 2021.
However, we welcome inquiries and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you are interested, please visit our
Become An Artist page.

Questions on what steps we are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Download our preparedness plan (word document, 236 KB)

A Message from Interact Executive Director Jeanne Calvit

Greetings to my dear Interact Friends!

I hope this letter finds you well in 2021 and that your families remain hopeful and in communication during this time of social distancing.

This past year has been challenging, but, with your help, Interact has risen to the challenge.

After closing our physical location to protect the health of our artists and staff, we transitioned to remote teaching. That transition was a rousing success. We currently offer more than 50 classes per week via Zoom, and these classes have broken attendance records for our organization!

This means that our artists are not isolated, but instead have an online home to meet, socialize, and create the work that has brought Interact international acclaim for 25 years.

We moved our visual arts exhibits online. Our annual Holiday Sale, which this year was done virtually, broke sales records and brought in more income for our artists than ever before.

We are now rehearsing a Zoom performance that will likewise take our signature theatrical performances online, and it will debut this spring. Stay tuned for details.

None of this would have been possible without the support of you, our friends. With your continued help, 2021 can bring even greater accomplishments.

We are optimistic about our 25th year. We are following guidelines from DHS regarding the health and safety of our artists and staff, and will reopen as soon as it is determined to be safe, likely by the end of summer.

Thank you so much for your continuing support and friendship! You can still reach me through my regular email — [email protected] — to learn more or share inspiration.

Jeanne

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