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Bajo el Sol & Gri Gri Project Arts & Culture Post-Hurricane Recovery Meeting
March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bajo El Sol Gallery and the Gri Gri Project is calling all ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, CULTURE BEARERS, HISTORIANS, ARTS & CULTURAL ADVOCATES and ARTS ORGANIZATIONS on ST. JOHN!
As the Virgin Islands continues to recover from two Category 5 hurricanes, various organizations are seeking to reach out to the Arts and Culture segments of our community.
On Monday, March 19th at 5:30pm Bajo El Sol Gallery and the Gri Gri project will be hosting representatives from FEMA, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, and The St. John Community Foundation’s long-term recovery group, St. John Angels.
These organizations are hoping to ascertain the needs of this important segment of our society, provide support in our recovery process and offer guidance for preparedness for the future.
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts mission is to enrich the cultural life of the Virgin Islands through leadership that preserves, strengthens and makes accessible, excellence in the arts to all Virgin Islanders.
The St. John Community Foundation’s mission is to provide services and support programs that positively engage people, build resources and strengthen the St. John community. The Foundation’s long-term recovery group, St. John Angels seeks to unite disaster recovery resources with community needs to ensure that even the most vulnerable community members recover from the recent hurricanes while establishing systems for resiliency and preparedness for all-hazard events.
Bajo El Sol Gallery is located at Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay St. John and is the home of the Gri Gri Project. The Gri Gri Project’s mission is the creation of interpretive exhibitions, critical writing, events and archives related to the cultural patrimony of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the broader Caribbean region.