Here's a big list of 7 wonderful ways to still connect and build your artist community during quarantine. You can still be part of the hub of creativity with all these fun online gatherings and artist groups.
A special thanks to our lovely employee, Kristie Winther of Marigold Mural Studios for gathering all these links and resources. We are so grateful to have you on our team, Kristie!
Fun Opportunities and Projects for Artists and Art Community Building
1- Stay at Home Mural Festival
S ign up as an artist or watch other artists. April 21-26, in addition to call for artists there will be diversified virtual programming, including live streaming from artists’ homes, panel discussions, and webinars.
2- Elizabeth Jones Art Center (Portland) “The View from here” Project.
"Elisabeth Jones Art Center is sponsoring an international collaboration that makes and nurtures connections between artists, in a creative re-interpretive challenge. We are pairing up artists all over the world, from Spain to South Korea to Russia, to share with one another something of “The View from Here” —the world as they are experiencing it in this chaotic time of COVID-19.”
3- Artist Office Hours
is an opportunity for artists to gather virtually and talk, mourn, laugh and share music. The event takes place each day at 5pm PST. Download the meeting invite:
4-Online Studio Tours
You can Apply to be on the list or check out other artists that have signed up!
5-“Art Interupted” Video Series
To participate, you can record a one-to-five minute video of yourself sharing work you would otherwise be promoting in person were it not for social isolation; share new work you're creating; and/or talk about how quarantine has impacted you as an artist. Artists can send their videos via WeTransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
More Info: https://www.20summers.org/art-interrupted
6-Corona Art Challenge
Each week has a theme. Create art inspired by the prompt for that week. Then share it. You can create one a week or several.
Take classes online, all kinds!
They have a 2 month trial of free unlimited classes. Nice.
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