As the year draws to a close, many of us will reflect on the events of the past year and the ways they have reshaped the lives of millions across our region, our nation and the world. While these events present significant challenges, they have also offered opportunities for growth and improvement in the face of adversity.

Over the past year, PVLA has witnessed the seemingly impossible challenges facing our region’s creative sector. Yet even as the stability of the creative sector has eroded, arts and innovation have continued to serve as a source of inspiration and relief, providing much-needed hope and comfort in these otherwise tumultuous and difficult times. As the creative community has adapted to the realities of 2020, so too have we at PVLA altered our approach serving the members of that community.

Since reemerging as an independent nonprofit late last year, PVLA has increased the size and diversity of our board and  worked to maintain and establish partnerships across our region’s artistic, legal and philanthropic communities. All the while, we have continuously sought to provide access to justice for our applicants by increasing awareness and visibility for our services, implementing more fair and flexible eligibility standards, and expanding on the types of services offered. Read our 2020 Newsletter to learn more about the ways that PVLA has helped the artists, inventors and cultural institutions of our region.

Undoubtedly many of us anxiously await the end of 2020 in hopes of a better and brighter new year. Yet in order for us to fully transcend the hardships of the past year, we must hold on to the lessons we’ve learned and the achievements we’ve made. From all of us at PVLA, we wish you continued health, safety and prosperity in the months and years to come, and we hope that you will continue to work with us as we strive to support our region’s vital creative and cultural community.


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