The Emergency Cultural Task Force (ECTF) is an effort launched by the Hudson Development Corporation (HDC) to assess the needs of the city’s arts and culture community posed by the COVID19 crisis, and to determine what efforts might be taken to help our community now, in the short term, and in the long term. The ECTF is just one of several subcommittees the HDC has created to bolster various threads that make up Hudson’s community fabric, e.g., hospitality, financial, housing, retail, etc.
The ECTF is made up of volunteers and has no budget, nor does it have a grant-funding mechanism of its own. It hopes, however, to foster awareness of various ongoing efforts in the city, region, and nation that could provide assistance to our arts and culture community.
The ECTF has a regular, weekly Zoom meeting on Tuesdays at 3pm to which everyone is invited (see social media or City of Hudson’s meeting calendar for details). The ECTF also has its own email forum, which can be joined by going to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/hudson-cultural-task-force/join
To join our Zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 21, at 3pm:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 972 7312 5560
The HDC appointed Tambra Dillon of Hudson Hall, Linda Mussman of TSL, and David Voorhees of the Jacob Leisler Institute to the Emergency Cultural Task Force, with HDC board member Seth Rogovoy coordinating the effort for the time being.
Ideas and volunteers are invited and welcome.
Telethon, drawing on region’s celebrity connections
Platform for art being made now (see Open Studio Hudson / Jane Ehrlich)
Reopening event(s), festival, marketing – The Hudson Tourism Board is also exploring this
Online calendar for events
Use our community cable TV channel
Use shop windows for citywide art exhibition ASAP
Create a citywide cultural-based WPA-style project.
Podcasts featuring artists
Address getting around Hudson – sidewalks, transportation.
Share mailing lists.
Slack channel for information-sharing
GROUPS, ORGS, AND PEOPLE ENGAGED IN COVID19 ARTS OUTREACH in HUDSON
Hudson Arts Coalition (HArC)
The Hudson Eye
Jonah Bokaer and Aaron Levi Garvey
TSL (Time & Space Limited)
Linda Mussman and Claudia Bruce
TSL Comfort Food Supper: Pick-Up & Delivery
Open Studio Hudson
Hudson Business Coalition / VisitHudsonNY
Hudson Arts Community
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Live streaming Mondays at 7:30pm
Hudson Common Council’s Tourism Board