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March 19, 2020

COVID-19: Resources for Arts & Entertainment

If social distancing and self-quarantine are making you stir-crazy, here are writing and artmaking opportunities and ways you can enjoy art digitally. 

Artmaking Opportunities 

Draw Along With Me | Nick Animation

For grades K-6: Learn how to draw some of your favorite Nicktoons characters from Nickelodeon artists!

Common Sense Media | Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home

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.

The Social Distancing Festival 

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 One-Minute Play Festival

The Coronavirus Play Project: a playwriting opportunity to stay creative during this pandemic.

Virtual Film Festival to Celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth

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.

The 75 Best Virtual Museum Tours Around the World [Art, History, Science, and Technology]

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.

VS Podcast

Hosted by poets Danez Smith and Franny Choi, VS is a podcast where poets are interviewed on the ideas that move them. 

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Experience the museums from London to Seoul from the comfort of your couch.

All the Museum Exhibits, Symphonies, Operas You Can Enjoy From Home

Cultural institutions are opening their doors to the internet, allowing people to enjoy their art, music, and more from across the globe.

In addition to resources for arts and entertainment, we offer resources for sustaining the health and well-being of caretakers and freelancers during this pandemic.