JADA COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT (AND WHY WE WILL THRIVE!)
We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe!
As of today, every industry, in every country, has been impacted by the coronavirus epidemic. Public life and all non-essential businesses have been ordered to close, and our once high-speed lifestyle has been reduced to one of limited mobility, as we take shelter in quarantine.
Yet, we know Art will thrive.
In just a few weeks of lockdown, the world economy has already been greatly affected, with a weighted averaged hit of nearly 2% to the global GDP, and the Stock Market entering a sharp downturn that echoes the fallout of the 2008 Great Recession.
Yet, we know Art will rise.
Most tragically, as of today the coronavirus has claimed over 10,500 lives and infected over 256,000 individuals. The spread of the virus has not yet been contained and the death toll keeps on rising, as we fight a swift and invisible foe. Indeed, the world as we know it has permanently been changed.
Yet, we know Art will survive.
Art will thrive because humanity needs Art – especially during times of uncertainty, panic, and anxiety. The best proof of this, is that in the mid-1300s, when the Black Death was claiming the lives of a third of the population of Europe, the Renaissance was being forged.
Yes, we know Art will heal.
Art is resilient, and we – artists worldwide – are among the strongest of all professionals. As self-starting individuals, we acknowledge the motions of waking up in the morning, and determinedly picking up a brush, pencil, iPad, instrument, or camera for the sake of creating our next masterpiece. We do so despite the System not recognizing our tremendous value
Yes, our Art will persist.
Today we are an emboldened breed of artists, and no previous moment in history can fully represent our current readiness: We are a globalized, technology-driven, and information-rich generation of artists, who are also moved by a deep sense of sincerity towards our practice, our community, and our ideals. We crave deeper meaning, the didactic, the political, and the spiritual in our lives – and we bring all this intention into our work.
Because we are JADA.
As so, while this moment of crisis requires us to be humble before life and nature, we boldly announce our 2020 List of Programs! It is up to us to make 2020 the year when Art once again flourished deep and wide in the face of uncertainty.
As we quarantine, may we experience an artistic revival beyond our wildest imagination!
Response to the Current 2020 Global Quarantine
Virtual Art Exhibit on April 9, 2020
Date: Immediate Call For Art
JADA ART ACADEMY
Art Studio & Theory Classes, Critiques, Portfolio Development, and Career Advice. Group and Individual Classes.
Remote (Online) Learning
Launch Date: April 1st
JADA ART JOURNAL 2020
Theme: Informed Naivety & The Demise of Art for Art’s Sake
Date: Immediate Call for Art & Article Submissions
2020 JADA PARIS EXHIBIT
& ART-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Foire internationale d’art Contemporain
October 14-25, 2020
JADA & JAS NEW YORK EXHIBIT
JADA MIAMI ART FAIR & ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Miami Art Week
December 5-8, 2020,
Miami, Florida, USA