Kristen Jones


Renzo Ortega sits in his Carrboro studio. He is one of many Orange County artists and musicians who have experienced lifestyle changes as a result of COVID-19. The Orange County Arts Support Fund seeks to assist these artists through community donations. Photo courtesy Renzo Ortega.

Orange County Arts Commission starts support fund amid COVID-19

Cancellations of concerts and art events due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created a need for financial support, according to Katie Murray, director of the Orange County Arts Commission. In response, the commission created a fund for artists with a funding goal of $30,000, and is accepting donations for the fund via checks or a GoFundMe page.