We’ve curated a sampling of some of the many creative responses to the world’s public health crisis, as well as discussions about the pandemic’s impact on artists and art-making, along with targeted artist-relief efforts. If you know of others, please share the information with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Social Distancing Festival
“This is a site for celebrating art from all over the world, showcasing amazing talent, and coming together as a community at a time when we need it more than ever.”
Historians Cooking The Past in the Time of Covid-19
A Call to Cook
“Facing the daily challenges that come with living through this pandemic has led us to rethink how we engage with the past. In this vein, we have cast aside the traditional call for papers in favour of a call to cook, asking oral and public historians throughout the world to share a food memory and a recipe during these COVID-19 times.”
Coronavirus: Syrian artist paints murals in war-torn Idlib to warn of outbreak
“As fears grow of an impending coronavirus outbreak in Syria, an artist in the war-torn city of Idlib is painting murals to raise public awareness about the virus – and to remind the world of the Syrian regime’s ongoing attacks against civilians.”
‘I am not a virus.’ A Korean-Swedish artist illustrates coronavirus-fueled racism
Canvas Arts/Public Broadcasting Service
Through a series of one-panel comics entitled, ‘I am not a virus,” Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom addresses hostilities Asians are facing during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Coronavirus, Beyond Intractability, and the Constructive Conflict Initiative
“The Coronavirus is not just an epidemiological problem. It is a serious conflict problem. Find out about Beyond Intractability’s effort to help us all think through what we can do to help.”
Art Became the Oxygen
U.S. Department of Arts and Culture
A how-to guide for artists, resource providers and disaster response agencies that includes numerous examples of artistic responses to crises, and ways to build connection, amplify protest, and build resilience.
Amid coronavirus, Dutch orchestra stages virtual performance from homes
“Musicians from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra play Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ from their homes.”
Culture of Solidarity Fund
European Cultural Foundation
“The Fund supports imaginative cultural initiatives that, in the midst of the global pandemic crisis, reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space.”
Join the Call for #GlobalCeasefire with +Peace
+Peace, along with thousands of others around the world, is joining UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ call for a #GlobalCeasefire. “It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus on the true fight of our lives,” said Secretary-General Guterres.
Exquisite Corps (42 choreographers, 1 dance)
“A dance-film: 42 American contemporary choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance.” [This was created a few years ago, but feels especially relevant now.] Catch the sequel, “And So Say All of Us.”
Hyperallergic Discusses Pandemic’s Effects on Museums and Art Schools
A special podcast about “what’s happening at art museums, art schools, and other hubs of the art community during the coronavirus pandemic.”
Live Online Conversations with Global Theatre Artists
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon (New York time)
“U.S. and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics talk with Segal Center’s director Frank Hentschker about life and art in the Time of Corona.”
Read about additional creative responses to the global pandemic.