Digital Art and Culture during COVID-19

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Whilst the doors to the world's arts and cultural venues may be currently closed due to the global pandemic, many spaces have pivoted into the digital world, allowing us to enjoy music, dance and art from the comfort of our homes.

We've collated a list of digital cultural experiences you can access online for free.

Sit back and enjoy!

Sydney Opera House
A new digital program of weekly live recordings, never-before-seen footage, as well as podcasts, articles, videos and more.

The Australian Ballet
A free cinema-quality digital season brings full-length performances to Australians ay home, including Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet.

Australian Theatre for Young People - On Demand
Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), is a free streaming site for young people to access theatre productions. Young people 10-18 year olds sign up using their student email.

Museum of Contemporary Art
Take a virtual tour of what's on display at the museum.

Art Gallery of NSW
Together in Art. A new online project that opens the gallery to the world.

National Gallery of Victoria
Stay connected and inspired with highlights from the NGV including the stories behind our Collection works, virtual exhibition tours, essays, interviews and more.

The Royal Opera House, London
Full-length productions, musical masterclasses and glimpses behind the scenes can be seen for free anytime anywhere across the globe.

MOMA New York
Virtual views into exhibitions and collections

National Theatre London
Enjoy world-class theatre from National Theatre at Home

2020 Adelaide Biennial Tour
Take a virtual tour with curators, artists and guest speakers

Art Institute Chicago
Wherever you are, whatever the time, online resources are always here to connect you to this collection of art from around the world—whether you’re seeking inspiration, community, or a little adventure.

Enjoy Art wherever you are. Take a virtual tour through the Tate UK galleries

Google Arts and Culture
Explore museums and art galleries around the world. Tour a Russian Art Gallery with Rossini, let curators show you around Turin's Contemporary Art Museum or do the Cultural 5; a daily dose of arts and culture.

The Metropolitan Opera
Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website.

Opera Vision
OperaVision brings together 29 partners from 17 countries and invites you to travel and discover the diversity of opera from wherever you want, whenever you want.

Live stream concerts - list via Vulture Magazine
Here’s a list of live stream performances from artists who had their concerts cancelled due to the pandemic, updated daily.

Engage and Create!

Learn how to paint like Jackson Pollock with Corey D'Augustine In the Studio

Take a look at some of the projects that are happening around the world

Neighbourhood maps; your maps of your life during lockdown.
CityLab recently invited readers to draw maps of their worlds in the time of COVID-19. There is an incredible range of interpretative maps, submitted from all over the world.