Stay strong, stay together, stay afloat

The Alameda Sun received a copy of this letter.

Dear Alameda Community:
2020 has proven to be a challenging year for everyone, especially for artists and arts organizations. On Jan. 1, we were impacted by the new AB5 law requiring independent contractors to be hired as employees, resulting in local artists and theaters canceling their seasons or closing their doors. Soon thereafter, we were all hit with the horrors of COVID-19. In the blink of an eye, everyone is affected.

We believe that this is an opportune time to utilize the arts to bring people together in significant and transformative ways, build community and create a network of support. Rhythmix is dedicated to finding ways to keep bringing you engaging programming, connecting our community and supporting artists during these uncertain times.

Now, more than ever, we need artistic and musical inspiration to keep our collective spirits singing. To that end, we are reaching out to you to help support the creation of deeper connections through art, music, dance and community. If you are able to register for a class, make a donation or spread the word to friends who may be isolated right now, we would be most grateful.

We want you to know we are here for you. We are still figuring out what that means and look forward to creating and better defining this new reality with you.

If you can, please consider a donation of any amount to help sustain Rhythmix in these unprecedented times.

Tina Blaine Executive Director, Rhythmix Cultural Works