We always knew Heard was a change maker, and now the rest of the country will realized that too! Our executive director, Jane Collins, will talk during the Tom Tom Foundation’s virtual Cities Rising Summit on October 8 as part of a session entitled Yes, Community Arts Are Essential: Let’s lift up our creative neighbors. Jane will share how Heard has been a vehicle for community integration, especially for those marginalized by incarceration.

And there’s more! The Tom Tom Foundation has asked Jane to roll out her model of local artists/local funds/local needs, which of course, she is thrilled to do and has wanted to do for a long, long while. So yes, we are ready to launch! And thank you to CBS 19 News for the mention.