Will performances actually happen in fall 2020?
We are planning exciting artistic experiences appropriate for the times in which we are living. While there will be a number of performances that will be announced in September, we know that policies around large gatherings may prohibit certain types of shows from happening, along with many other factors. Artists around the world are experiencing difficulties traveling on top of sweeping tour cancellations. Each day brings more news—but through it all, we promise to keep you informed.
When performances start up again, what measures will Arizona Arts Live take to protect patrons?
When we come back together again in the fall, we will be adhering to guidelines set at the University, city, county, and federal levels. Decisions are ongoing and will be made in consultation with the university and local health officials.
What do I do if I have a ticket to a show but I’m not feeling well?
If you are experiencing symptoms or have come into contact with anyone who is sick, please stay home. Your tickets may be exchanged for any other performance in the same season or donated as a tax-deductible donation to Arizona Arts Live. You may request a refund if the other possibilities are not an option for you.
Will you start livestreaming concerts?
Arizona Arts Live created a new program, The Tucson Studio, an online resource for Southern Arizona musicians that offer technical assistance with audio and video production for live performance and a platform to showcase those performances. The program launched with several initiatives, including a website (thetucsonstudio.com), social media channels and a concert series, featuring performances filmed live on-location at the Tucson Botanical Gardens and around Southern Arizona.
This is all so crazy. Is Arizona Arts Live going to be okay?
Times are tough for many of us in the arts and entertainment industry, but we are doing our best to stay positive, connected, and flexible. Arizona Arts Live is using this time to reimagine how we can bring live experiences to Southern Arizona that unite and serve everyone, across all neighborhoods and cultures.
How can I support artists during this time?
Follow your favorite artists on social media or explore new sounds! Purchase music directly from the artist, grab that cool band t-shirt you’ve always wanted, or visit artist and company websites to see if there are other ways you can support directly. Share your favorite artists with friends, families, and kids—a little goes a long way. And keep listening and watching them hone their craft from afar.
How can I support Arizona Arts Live?
You can submit a secure online gift to Arizona Arts Live through the University of Arizona Foundation.