If social distancing and self-quarantine are making you stir-crazy, here are writing and artmaking opportunities and ways you can enjoy art digitally.
Draw Along With Me | Nick Animation
For grades K-6: Learn how to draw some of your favorite Nicktoons characters from Nickelodeon artists!
For grades K-8: A crowdsourced list of virtual entertainment for the family, offering free lessons, tours, and concerts that you can check out from the safety of your home.
A site celebrating artists and the work that has been canceled or postponed due to the pandemic. Submissions have included clips from rehearsals, scenes performed over webcam, recordings from previous workshops, design plans, and vocal performances. Submissions do not have to be formal or polished.
The Coronavirus Play Project: a playwriting opportunity to stay creative during this pandemic.
Women Make Movies offers an alternative virtual film festival to honor Women’s History Month and to shine a spotlight on new releases in their transnational feminist collection.
Ways to Enjoy Art Online
Furious Flower Archive
Explore the archive of the first revolutionary Furious Flower Poetry Conference, the first major conference on African-American poetry since the 19970’s.
Complied by Upgrade Point to offer virtual tours that you can visit from the comfort of your couch! Many of the virtual tours include exhibit walk-throughs and the ability to examine some of the world’s best paintings, sculptures, and other pieces up close and personal.
Hosted by poets Danez Smith and Franny Choi, VS is a podcast where poets are interviewed on the ideas that move them.
Experience the museums from London to Seoul from the comfort of your couch.
Cultural institutions are opening their doors to the internet, allowing people to enjoy their art, music, and more from across the globe.