One major bright spot during the pandemic of 2020 has been working with a dynamic group of artists, musicians, and writers to launch a new organization: the Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective. The process began on Labor Day Weekend, September 2019, when 13 past participants of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, including myself, met at a retreat hosted at the artists’ colony Aunt Karen’s Farm. We have continued to meet online; thanks to technology we have been able to organize even though our members live as far apart as Hawaii and Germany. At this writing, 56 other past participants have joined us in our mission to inspire and educate the public about Antarctica and its scientific exploration through collaborations in the arts. Coming in late January 2021 will be our first online exhibition and public programs, organized by independent curator Ulrike Heine. In the meantime, check out our website at and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! We post member profiles to social media every Monday and Thursday and other events related to their Antarctic projects on other days.

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Twitter: @AntarcticAWC