To ensure the arts remain an integral part of life in Carlsbad, Cultural Arts launches Virtually Artful, a new community outreach program targeted to artists and arts organizations. With theaters, performance spaces and galleries closed due to the pandemic, the connection between artist and performer and their audiences have been compromised, if not significantly jeopardized. To help offset these difficulties, artists, performers and arts organizations can apply with a programming concept. Whether a performance or a workshop, Cultural Arts will select a limited number of applicants to partner with and produce their virtual programming which will be distributed through the city’s media outlets. Cultural Arts staff will review all applications for those that align best with current performance and arts education programming.