Texas Public Radio Presents ¡VIVA! – A Telethon Supporting The Arts & Artists in San Antonio Saturday, May 9th, 2020 from 12:00PM – Midnight
Texas Public Radio has partnered together with Lonesome Rose, Luminaria, NowCast- SA, and Nelco Media to present: ¡VIVA! – A Live Telethon Supporting the Arts & Artists in San Antonio. Hosted live by Garrett T. Capps from The Lonesome Rose on St. Mary’s St., on Saturday, May 9th, from 12:00PM to Midnight. ¡VIVA! will feature pre-recorded video’s of special performances from local artists, mu-sicians, dancers, chefs, comedians, and writers, as well as virtual museum and gallery tours from local tastemakers and curators, plus a few surprise special guests performing live! The telethon will be visible on multiple channels including Facebook Live, YouTube, TPR.org, and other partner web-sites. Proceeds raised during this livestream event will go to help fund the Corona Arts Relief Program, which benefits individual artists residing in Bexar County affected by COVID- 19. With new donations from this telethon and other private sponsors, Luminaria Artist Foundation will reopen a second round for artist support.
¡VIVA! aims to give back to the creators and performers who make San Antonio city a special place to live. For more information, and for those interested in submitting a video to be aired during ¡VIVA!, we please visit: tpr.org/viva. Submission deadline is Friday, May 1st at 5pm. You can also follow our announcements about confirmed special guests, submissions, broadcast times and channels, and more on our Facebook event page. For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Corona Arts Relief Program: To address the impact of COVID-19 on individual artists, the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and Luminaria Artist Foundation launched the Corona Arts Relief Program, which provided the first round of support for lost artist fees and professional develop-ment support for Bexar County artists. With new donations from this telethon and other private sponsors, Luminaria Artist Foundation will reopen a second round for artist support.
About Texas Public Radio: Texas Public Radio (TPR) operates seven non-commercial radio stations. KPAC 88.3 FM and KSTX 89.1 FM broadcast to San Antonio and South Central Texas, KTXI 90.1 FM, broadcasting to the West Central Hill Country, KTPR 89.9 FM, broadcasting to Snyder and the Big Coun-try, KVHL 91.7 FM, broadcasting to the Highland Lakes region, KTPD 89.3 FM, broadcasting to Del Rio, and KCTI 1450 AM, broadcasting to Gonzales area.
About Luminaria: Luminaria is a dynamic nonprofit arts organization dedicated to producing and pro-moting the arts to the city of San Antonio by managing the annual iconic Contemporary Arts Festival, the Luminaria Artist Foundation grants program, and culturally driven creative placemaking.
About NOWCastSA: NOWCastSA is like public television on the Internet – a trusted part of the civic fab-ric and the future of San Antonio, informing and engaging people about public policy, health, the envi-ronment, education and culture. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit online news organization, NOWCastSA has expanded access to information, empowering more than 300,000 people to make smarter decisions for themselves.