TPAC has decided to extend its closure through May 13 because of COVID-19. That includes Andrew Jackson Hall, James K. Polk Theater, Andrew Johnson Theater and the historic War Memorial Auditorium.
Unfortunately, this Coronavirus pandemic has affected TPAC workers and artists. They’re all the heart of the non-profit and essential to bringing arts to Music City through live performances and education. To help during this difficult time, they’ve launched the TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund. They’re calling it “a strategic fundraising campaign to mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 shutdown and help TPAC to meet the challenges of an extended recovery in the year ahead.”
“While we know our audiences, artists and staff are safer at home, we are heartbroken to be separated from them when we could all benefit from the healing connection the arts provide,” TPAC President and CEO Jennifer Turner says. “Though our world has changed, TPAC’s mission has not. Still, going for many months without activity in our theaters is having a dramatic impact on our organization. Now, more than ever, we are reliant on the generosity of donations to stem the current loss and build a new future for TPAC.”
“We recognize this is a challenging time for many… We hope those committed to the arts and TPAC’s future will consider donating to the TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund and help us return to providing essential arts access, supporting our resident companies, and enriching our community through transformational education and community engagement programs.”
If you’re interested in contributing to the recovery fund, you can do so here. Any contribution to TPAC is tax-deductible.