TAUNY (Traditional Arts In Upstate New York) has invited the Northern New York community to share their stories of and creative responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic for the new “Get the Folk Through It” Pandemic Documentation Project.
TAUNY is seeking any or all of the following: stories about how the pandemic has affected you, your loved ones, your community, your job/profession, or other major aspects of your life; stories about how it has changed or interrupted your regular traditions or routines; stories about new traditions (or ways of carrying on traditions) you’ve created or seen others creating in response; arts, hobbies, or activities you’ve taken up or spent more time with while staying at home; creative responses to the pandemic; things you see around you – in your home, on the street, in nature – that are signs of the times and how the pandemic is affecting life in our region; anything else you’d like to share.
Interested participants can share by emailing stories, creative responses, photos, videos, and audio recordings to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “Pandemic Documentation Project.” Include name, contact information, hometown, age, and anything else you’d like to include. TAUNY will compile these materials and find and share them with the community at a future date.
As part of this project, TAUNY also invites community members to take part in the Face Mask Call and Challenge by sharing photos of their face masks and the stories behind them, to be featured in an upcoming exhibit. Share photos with TAUNY at email@example.com by July 31st. Include name, email and/or phone number, and any story or explanation about your mask that you’d like to share. The public can also stop by The TAUNY Center in Canton to take a mask selfie at their selfie station.
The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton. More information is available on their website.
Photo of Fiddling Bear with Mask provided by TAUNY.