What We Do
Pop In Performance Series
Images from RAF's Inaugural Pop In Performance
Roswell Arts Fund launched the Pop in Performance on September 11, 2020. Our inaugural tour included safe, socially distanced pop ins to a senior living facilities in Roswell, including Historic Roswell Place, St. George Village, Vickery Rose Retirement Resort and
Sanford Estates Gracious Retirement Living.
Our featured artists on 9/11 included vocalist Caitlin Bayles, conductor Rolando Salazar and artwork by Jason Kofke. Click here to enjoy a preview of the performance on our Facebook page. (Images by Cultural Gorilla and Amy Mack White)
Finding Connection in Art
Covid-19 has disrupted our way of life by limiting and changing human connection and now more than ever, people need art for a positive experience in a troubled world. The Pop In Series is one of the initiatives RAF has created to reach those that have been further isolated. The high-risk population has remained on a shelter in place order, which sadly creates distance with family and creates limitations for enjoying activities around the community.
If We Can't Pop Up, Then Let's Pop In!
The POP IN Performance Series is designed to be a high quality touring arts program that allows Roswell Arts Fund to provide access to the arts by delivering a safe, unexpected and rewarding arts experience where it’s needed most.
Developing this new series will help RAF to:
- connect with underserved areas and populations in our community
- grow the small-town character of Roswell as an inclusive and inviting city
Inaugural project plan:
The inaugural series includes at least 6 touring days of outdoor live performances at 18 different venues from the Pop In Performance’s mobile touring stage beginning September 11th. The initial set of shows will focus on senior living centers and high-density communities all of which have been pre-screened and have ample opportunities for optimal safe viewing from the residents.
The Inaugural Pop In is focusing on senior living facilities and high density housing.A mobile performing arts touring stage will create a moment of delight and surprise to be presented outside and meant to be experienced at a safe social distance from balconies and windows.
The backdrop for RAF’s mobile stage has been crafted by Atlanta iconic artist Jason Kofke. Kofke’s “Everything Will Be Ok” piece has graced Atlanta communities, specifically the Spruill Arts Gallery, long before Covid-19, and his message of hope and optimism will be conveyed as a perfect backdrop to the Pop In Performance Series. Learn more about Jason Kofke: http://www.jasonkofke.com/
Programming may include variety of mediums like music, dance or light shows and produced with production costs and a fast turnaround.
Performances will be approximately 20 minutes at each location with multiple locations planned for each day of the series. Each POP IN will include interactive elements and be crafted to create a unique and magical experience for our intended audience.