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When the need was greatest, the London Arts Council helped.
Now it is once again expanding its hand to include artists – visual artists, dancers, singers, songwriters, theater talents, poets, writers – inviting them to register and take part in the parade of artists who are in on Facebook Live for London Arts Live Online Performing collaboration with The London Free Press.
The initiative offers live performances, lectures and demonstrations by artists four times a day from Monday to Friday on the Facebook pages of the Council and the Free Press. It keeps artists and the public connected, and puts some money in performers’ pockets after all venues and clubs close due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“A number of London artists have reached out to the LAC in recent weeks to inquire about the London Arts Live Online initiative,” said Andrea Hibbert, Executive Director of the London Arts Council.
“This is one of the ways we maintain access to LAC programs. If you’re a London artist and interested in staying connected or growing with your audience, we want to hear from you. “
On Wednesday the guitarist-singer-songwriter Michael Trudgen is on the program at 1 p.m., followed by the singer-songwriter Katherine Fischer at 2 p.m., the visual artist Angela Van Velze at 7 p.m. and the singer-songwriter Eric Van Meerbergen at 8 p.m.
Hibbert urged the artists to visit their website londonarts.ca for more information or to register and review the performances for the public to enjoy.
“Professional London artists – our musicians as well as visual, dance and theater artists – contribute to our mental and physical wellbeing through the unique and varied performances of London Arts Live Online,” said Hibbert.