The COVID 19 epidemic has been devastating on a scale no one could have imagined even a couple months ago. We have lost so much and so many. The independent venue and emerging arts community has all but reached a stand still with no end in sight. The mission of Footlight was to provide a platform for the emerging arts and our community to learn and grow in their craft. Footlight has been known to be resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges. In the coming months we will be introducing our plan to continue our mission in a safe and sustainable way for our patrons and for the artists and to provide jobs within our community. We have joined others in our industry to create NIVA, National Independent Venues Association, in order to have a unified voice to look beyond the challenges we face today during this unprecedented pandemic and overcome it’s impact.
We need to look to the future, pool our knowledge and resources to create a sustainable model for independent and emerging arts. Follow us for updates and details as we are able to present them. Support the arts, support locally owned venues and businesses, stay healthy, safe and strong.
Owner & Operator,
OuterBoroughArts LLC DBA The Footlight