What We Do
Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) is an arts and humanities nonprofit organization in Amherst County that features both a chamber and a jazz music series. AGAR's humanities program has interviewed over 135 individuals and made 21 documentaries about schooling in Amherst County 1916-1975.This season our programs will include (1) A digital residency of concerts and lectures funded by Chamber Music America by jazz duo Cecilia Smith, vibes, and Lafayette Harris Jr., piano, for hospital staffs and patients affected by COVID-19; (2) A National Endowment for the Arts BIG READ- AMHERST VA grant to read "An American Sunrise" by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, who will speak twice in Amherst virtually; (3) A Jewish Film Festival at the Academy Center of the Arts featuring a silent film "The Ancient Law," live klezmer music by Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin and lectures. We also reach out to public school students and individuals receiving home delivered meals with poetry, music and arts projects.
Our greatest needs are for funding for fees to musicians and to help us publicize programs.