Update on Centrum’s COVID-19 Response Plan

Centrum’s Staff, Board, and volunteers are united in a proactive approach to mitigate the impact and spread of coronavirus in our region. As leaders in the Washington arts community, it is imperative to lead through our actions. We put the public interest ahead of our own.

Centrum is working in collaboration with our partners at the Fort Worden Public Development Authority, Washington State Parks, Washington Department of Health, and Jefferson County Public Health to respond appropriately to the burgeoning pandemic.

The commitment to postpone or cancel programs is one we take seriously, with profound care and concern for the livelihood and vitality of working artists, our faculty, participants, and arts educators, as well as our dedicated hourly staff and production crews.

Our staff will be beginning a mandatory work-from-home policy beginning Wednesday, March 18. We may be reached at our regular telephone extensions and via e-mail, per usual.

Regular updates on coronavirus in our area are being posted regularly here.

We will announce impacts on our workshops, lectures, concerts, and artist residencies on this page, as they are confirmed.

SPECIAL NOTICE:  For any canceled Centrum performances, our box office will issue automatic ticket refunds to the original method of payment on file. [If you paid by credit card, the refund will be issued to that same card.  If you paid by check, Centrum will mail you a refund by US Mail.]  Where we can, Centrum is endeavoring to reschedule concert engagements rather than cancel them. Nonetheless, patrons may expect full refunds for any canceled performances. There is no need to contact the box office.  Thank you for your gracious understanding.



ARTIST RESIDENCIES – Individual and Group Residencies
Original Dates:  Year-round
ACTION: Effective March 20, Centrum residencies are cancelled through June 2020. Artists may chose to reschedule or cancel with no cancellation fees. Contact Michelle Hagewood for details.

March 18 – Conversation with Cleo Woelfle-Erskine at Finnriver: Queer Ecologies and Brown Commons – Postponed
March 21 – Artist Talk with John Grade: Projects and Process – Postponed
March 26 – Conversation with John Grade at Finnriver – Canceled
April 22 – Coast Salish Wool Weaving Talk at Northwind Arts Center – Canceled

Original Date: April 5, 2020
ACTION: Rescheduled to September 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. | Wheeler Theater
NOTES: Tickets for April 5 will be honored on September 27. New orders will reflect the updated date and time for this performance.

COMMUNIVERSITY Robyn Bailey: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Original Date: April 13, 2020
ACTION: This event will be held on-line. Ticket holders will be sent a link and PIN to join the event, virtually.
NOTES: This event will be held via ZOOM.com, accessible from any computer browser or mobile device. Viewers may submit questions in real time, which our moderator will monitor and incorporate as time permits.

Original Date: April 15-19, 2020
ACTION: This workshop is canceled and will be rescheduled in 2021.
NOTES: Program Manager Gregg Miller will contact registered participants with further information and refund options.

Original Date: April 18, 2020
ACTION: This performance is canceled and will be rescheduled in 2021.
NOTES: Refunds will be issued by our box office to all ticket holders.

Original Date: April 26 – May 1, 2020
ACTION: This workshop is postponed and we’re attempting to reschedule for September 2020.
NOTES: Registered participants and faculty will be contacted by Becky Berryhill, Interim Program Manager for Creative Youth Development, for final determinations, further information and refund options.

Original Date: May 20-24, 2020
ACTION: This workshop is postponed and we are attempting to reschedule.
NOTES: Registered participants and faculty will be contacted by Mary Hilts, Program Manager for Blues, for final determinations, further information and refund options.

Original Date: May 24, 2020
ACTION: This workshop is under review by NWMC – details will be announced soon.
NOTES: A meeting will occur March 20 for final decisions. Registered participants will be contacted by the Maritime Center and faculty will be contacted by Becky Berryhill, Interim Program Manager for Creative Youth Development, for further information.

TALES TEXTS AND THEATER Blue Heron Middle School
Original Date: May 31 – June 5, 2020
ACTION: This workshop will be rescheduled.
NOTES: Becky Berryhill, Interim Program Manager for Creative Youth Development, will confer with Blue Heron officials for further information.

CHAMBER MUSICMiro Quartet & Student Showcase Concerts
Original Date: June 6-14, 2020
ACTION: The student workshop is canceled for 2020 and will be rescheduled in 2021. The Miro Quartet is planning a February 18, 2021 concert appearance at Centrum.
NOTES: Tickets for both student showcase events will be refunded. Tickets for the Miro Quartet concert will be honored on the new performance date. Ticket holders will be contacted by Centrum for details by the end of March.

VOICES FROM THE FIELD ARTS ACADEMYOffice of the Superintendent for Public Instruction
Original Date: June 14-18, 2020
ACTION: This workshop is being rescheduled for 2021.

**PLEASE NOTE: Impacts on events beyond June 18 are posted here now.

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