Alberta Online Arts Programming

The arts so often provide an opportunity for people to come together and have a shared experience. As we now intentionally maintain a physical distance, Alberta’s arts community is finding ways to continue to bring people together, meeting their audiences and communities online.

 

Below is a list of online arts programs and opportunities offered by Alberta artists and arts organizations. Events with specific dates are in the calendar at the top of the page, followed by ongoing or on demand programming (which defaults to the most recently modified). To add an event to this list, please email details to lisa@rozsafoundation.org.

 

The current crisis has hit Alberta’s arts community especially hard, but we are strong, resourceful, and resilient. While we recognize that these challenges are not limited to the arts sector, we encourage you to consider supporting any of the artists and companies listed with a donation, and to widely share these programs with friends, so that they can help us weather this storm, together.

Check out on-going and individual online listings below!

Coming Out Monologues
Thu, Aug 20
https://xerb.tv/channel/ftff/virtual-events
Aug 20, 7:00 PM – Aug 22, 11:00 PM
https://xerb.tv/channel/ftff/virtual-events
For queer people around the world, coming out stories are personal, powerful and create a before and after in their lives. No two stories are ever the same and starting on August 20th we have 15 of these unique stories for you to be part of in your own home.
2020 TEDxYYC Drive-In event
Thu, Aug 20
TELUS Spark
Aug 20, 7:00 PM
TELUS Spark, 220 Saint George's Drive Northeast, Calgary, AB T2E 5T2, Canada
Our outdoor venue will be at TELUS Spark and we are delighted to have a partnership with BIG ART to deliver this unforgettable experience. This event will truly be a ‘level up’, as per this year’s theme.
Black Magic
Tue, Aug 25
youtube.com/user/obsidiantheatreco
Aug 25, 7:00 PM
youtube.com/user/obsidiantheatreco
Join Kimberley Rampersad, Associate Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival, in a spirited, candid discussion with the heads of Canada’s five most prominent theatre companies with Black artistic leadership.
YYC POP
Deadline August 16
Submissions to SheriD
Deadline August 16
Submissions to SheriD
Former Calgary Poet Laureate, Sheri-D Wilson is excited to announce the expansion of her legacy project, YYC POP: Portraits of People! Sheri-D Wilson is excited at this time to announce a new aspect of this project, Poetry by the Students of Calgary!
Arts Xpeditions pop up concerts
Time is TBD
The Rozsa Foundation
Time is TBD
The Rozsa Foundation, 1721 29 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada
X Marks the Spot for Surprise Arts Encounters
Starlite Sessions
On Demand
https://www.starlitesessions.com
On Demand
https://www.starlitesessions.com
Edmonton venue the Starlite Room has created a website called Starlite Sessions, which features livestreamed concerts, recorded music sessions, artist interviews, plus podcasts and old concert video.
Youth Singers of Calgary: The Hub at Home
Wednesdays at 7pm
Facebook.com/youthsingerscalgary
Wednesdays at 7pm
Facebook.com/youthsingerscalgary
Join us every Wednesday from May 6th-June 3rd, from the comfort of your homes (with your families!) for our HUB at home sing-a-long nights via Facebook Live!
Trickster at Home
On Demand
YouTube
On Demand
YouTube
Follow our Channel for some guided adventures at home from our artists to all the young artists and their families creating at home!
Phileus Flash's The BIG Balloon YouTube Show
On Demand
YouTube
On Demand
YouTube
In this week's episode of The BIG Balloon Phileas Flash creates balloons for Northern Alberta International Children's Festival of the Arts all from his basement.
Die-Nasty Improvised Radio Show
On-going
YouTube
On-going
YouTube
What does it look and sound like when a dozen performers videoconference in 2020 to record a radio show about a vaudeville theatre in 1920? Catch a new episode every Monday!
Art Gallery of Grand Prairie Art at Home
On-going
https://aggp.ca/art-at-home/
On-going
https://aggp.ca/art-at-home/
Welcome to Art at Home! Now you can engage with art in our community, online and from any location. Here you’ll find one time projects, ongoing series and invitations to learn, create and share through the site.
Red Deer Online Arts Festival
On-going
Red Deer Arts Council Social pages
On-going
Red Deer Arts Council Social pages
Whether a dancer, actor, writer, singer, painter or poet, artists of all kinds will share their talent and creativity through images and video performances or tutorials on the Red Deer Arts Council’s online platforms.
Red Deer Arts Council Multi-Genre Art Practice
Daily
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Daily
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Use the day's prompt word, write a poem or story, paint or sketch, write a melody or find a piece of music that inspires and dance to it, let’s let our creative juices flow!
Monday Music Moments for K-6 with the Youth Singers of Calgary
Mondays at 2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/11142213822
Mondays at 2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/11142213822
Every Monday at 2:00PM MST YSC will be offering 20 minute music classes on Facebook Live, led by Youth Singers' Director of People & Education, Megan Emmett (Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Education).
Rosebud Homestage Tour
Every Friday at Noon
http://facebook.com/RosebudTheatre
Every Friday at Noon
http://facebook.com/RosebudTheatre
You’ve heard of a backstage tour? Well, this is a new twist, bringing you into the living rooms of artists connected with Rosebud
dTalks: Let's Talk About ... Connectivity
On Demand
http://www.dtalks.org/event-screenings
On Demand
http://www.dtalks.org/event-screenings
You’re invited to join us in the coming weeks as we present temporary online screenings of some of our past events. Our third screening is Let’s Talk About… Connectivity.
Canadians Create Live Art Tutorials
Visit Site for Schedule
https://www.canadianscreate.com/
Visit Site for Schedule
https://www.canadianscreate.com/
Create alongside professional artists from across Canada through weekly live art tutorials
ProArts Performing Artists in Concert: Eric Nyland
On Demand
YouTube
On Demand
YouTube
From time to time over the summer months, ProArts will be offering you links to YouTube concerts featuring artists who have performed as part of the ProArts@Noon Concert Series in the past. This week we offer you a video featuring the wonderful local artist Eric Nyland.
An Orchestra Adventure (with Maestro Karl and friends)
First Installment May 18
CPO website
First Installment May 18
CPO website
Join the Calgary Philharmonic and Associate Conductor Karl Hirzer for a fun and educational tour of the Orchestra! This four-part online series takes kids on a musical journey through the four sections that make up a symphony orchestra: woodwinds, strings, brass, and percussion.
Arts Commons @ Home
On Demand
Website
On Demand
Website
Arts Commons’ mission is to bring the arts… to life. Despite our doors being closed, our mission is now more important than ever. We hope the resources bring you some joy, hope, and direction during this difficult time.
Theatre Calgary: TC Takeout
On Demand
YouTube
On Demand
YouTube
Welcome to TC Takeout: The Arts Delivered! Our stage might be dark at the moment, but we still want to reach out and share entertaining and meaningful content with Calgary and the world.
CUFF AT HOME
On Demand
iTunes
On Demand
iTunes
Check out CUFF on iTunes! Browse our selections from previous festivals and buy or rent the films directly on iTunes.
CIFF @ Home: The BOOKSELLERS, February's Doc Soup Selection
On Demand
Streaming
On Demand
Streaming
STREAMING NOW: THE BOOKSELLERS, February's Doc Soup Selection, a lively, behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it. Streaming fee: $10 CAD.
CIFF at Home
On Demand
Website
On Demand
Website
We've partnered with Film Movement to deliver curated film selections to your at-home screens! Through their platform FILM MOVEMENT PLUS, we can re-open our (virtual) doors and deliver amazing movie selections to you, our audience. Think of it as an extension of our year-round film series' ... we're
Calgary Public Library ArtistWorks
On Demand
Website
On Demand
Website
World-class music instruction with step-by-step video lessons led by experts.
Patricia Lortie Painting Tutorials
On Demand
Website
On Demand
Website
For those isolated at home who want to play with paint, I am making some tutorial videos that you can access for free during this anxious time. I hope they allow you to slow down, learn new skills and feel a sense of peace.
Heritage Park Virtual Field Trip
On Demand
Website
On Demand
Website
While Heritage Park Historical Village is currently closed due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, we invite you and your students to join us on a virtual field trip. Below you will find slideshows, activities and more.
Art Gallery of St. Albert's Art Nook At Home
On Demand
Facebook
On Demand
Facebook
We are committed to providing citizens with enriching educational experiences, despite not being able to open the Art Gallery of St. Albert to the public right now. Our staff members are doing great online programs to keep you engaged as you spend so much time at home right now.
Ghost River Theatre's The Spaces Between Us
On Going
Website
On Going
Website
During these strange times, we want the international arts community to come together...from a distance. Ghost River Theatre has always been nimble and adaptive by nature, so we’re exploring how to embrace our new reality.
Downstage's Creative Stretch with Claire Preuss
Ongoing
Website
Ongoing
Website
Join Downstage Artistic Director and Certified Yoga Instructor, Clare Preuss, ONLINE for CREATIVE STRETCH! With COVID-19 we have moved ONLINE with our weekly offering of yoga, meditation, journal writing, songs, play, deep relaxation and more!
Calgary Folk Fest Isolation Station
On Demand
YouTube
On Demand
YouTube
Introducing Calgary Folk Fest's Isolation Station, a place on YouTube for all our favourite music videos, live sessions, and more! We've got our first Video DJ playlist up for you today to put on and dance around in your pajamas.
Insolation with Herringer Kiss Gallery
On Demand
Website
On Demand
Website
Due to the strange environment we are all currently living in, we thought that it would be interesting to ask artists to respond to the various challenges we currently find ourselves in.
Jube School One Line Drawings
On Demand
YouTube and Facebook
On Demand
YouTube and Facebook
Why not spend some family time creating a doodle drawing? Share your creations with us using #JubeSchoolArt!
Green Fools Theatre Online Juggling Class
On Demand
YouTube
On Demand
YouTube
In this video, Gustavo teaches kids how to juggle while they are staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic!
Playgoers of Lethbridge #PlaygoersMonologueChallenge
Ongoing, Watch Hashtag
Social Medias
Ongoing, Watch Hashtag
Social Medias
Attention drama afficionados! Call all actors, directors, stage crew, make-up artists, props masters, sound and lighting techs, FOH… Please join The Playgoers Club of Lethbridge in a little bit of fun.
Youth Singers of Calgary Online Programming
On Demand
YouTube
On Demand
YouTube
We are offering online content that you can engage with at any time of day. We hope you will take advantage of these resources and share with your friends and family, as we aim to get people breathing, singing and moving from their living rooms.
Dave Kelly In the Neighbourhood
Weekdays at 10am
Facebook Live
Weekdays at 10am
Facebook Live
5 years ago, Dave Kelly Live, a performance-based variety show, was born. The show features live music and interviews from guests like Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Jann Arden. The show is co-hosted by artist Mandy Stobo and Village Brewery's Jim Button.
Mountain View Festival: Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series.
Ongoing, Check Schedule
Website
Ongoing, Check Schedule
Website
The Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society is proud to present our online performance project Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series.
Citadel Theatre's Stuck in the House Series
Ongoing, Check Schedule
Facebook Live and YouTube
Ongoing, Check Schedule
Facebook Live and YouTube
As more and more Edmontonians stay in their homes looking for ways to keep art and culture bright in their community, we are proud to introduce the Citadel Stuck-in-the-House Series!
Alberta Queer Calendar Project
Monthly
Podcasts
Monthly
Podcasts
Cardiac Theatre, in partnership with What It Is Productions, presents The Alberta Queer Calendar Project: a full year of podcast drama from queer, Albertan writers in 2020. Episodes are released monthly in 2020 and are free to access from anywhere. http://www.queercalendar.ca/
Creative Mornings Field Trips
Ongoing, Check Schedule
Website
Ongoing, Check Schedule
Website
Find your people. Every month, we gather in 214 cities across 65 countries, for free. We've started something new and we're really excited about it. We're calling it FieldTrips. FieldTrips are meetups to interact, learn and collaborate in an effort to level-up your creative life.
Contemporary Calgary: Art Where You Are
Ongoing
Website
Ongoing
Website
Art Where You Are presents a series of programs through three channels: Extended Exhibitions & Public Programming, Collider: In-Residence Artist Residency, and FIELD TRIP: Art Across Canada
Digital Art Tutorial by Paula Timm
On Demand
Instagram
On Demand
Instagram
In this video you will learn a bit about my creative process and how digital art apps and my health informed my creative practice! Then we venture into Photoshop Mix - I will show you on screen in app how to create beautiful digital art!
Indefinite Arts Centre + You
Ongoing, Check Calendar
Website
Ongoing, Check Calendar
Website
We are thrilled to be launching a new suite of programs and initiatives that will allow us to continue our mandate in providing artistic training, creation, and exhibition opportunities for our artists.
Storybook Theatre's Everyday Heroes @ Home
Everyday @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
Everyday @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
EVERYDAY HEROES @ HOME a new online series celebrating the artists that make StoryBook home and the world of the theatre that excites them.
Chinook School of Music
Ongoing
Online Lessons
Ongoing
Online Lessons
Chinook School of Music is pleased to continue offering music lessons in all instruments during this time. This is a great opportunity to focus your studies or learn something new!
Acrylic Seascape Paint Along with Amy Dixon Art
Ongoing
Facebook Group
Ongoing
Facebook Group
CANADIANS CREATE 🇨🇦. An open Facebook Group where artists from across the country will host 30-minute live art tutorials and paint alongs every week on everything from calligraphy to acrylic painting and more.
Esker Mini Masters at Home
Ongoing
Esker website
Ongoing
Esker website
Each month at Esker we facilitate hands-on art workshops for children. As we cannot currently host these classes in our spaces we are bringing them to you in your homes!
Honens @ Home
Ongoing
Honens Website
Ongoing
Honens Website
Things have dramatically changed in the way we live, socialize, and enjoy life. That’s why we are launching Honens @ Home, clips of music for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Let’s enjoy the music together.
Alexandra Writers Centre Society Online Classes for Adults and Kids
Times Vary, See Website
Website
Times Vary, See Website
Website
Whether you’re a brand new writer or have been writing for years, we have courses and workshops to meet your needs.
Quest Theatre Creative Video Series
Ongoing
Instagram Live
Ongoing
Instagram Live
Online programming to keep your family engaged, creative, and whimsical!
Herringer Kiss Gallery Virtual Tours
On Demand
Website
On Demand
Website
Herringer Kiss Gallery has created video tours of their current exhibition XX. This all women’s show celebrating top Canadian artists who through their work, teaching and mentorship, empower and encourage other women.
Untold Physical Theatre Creative Distancing
Email to Participate
Email
Email to Participate
Email
Creative Distancing, an online forum for sharing ideas and works in progress. Email untoldphysicaltheatre@gmail.com to get involved.
Calgary Public Library Storytime At Home
Live or On Demand
Instagram and YouTube
Live or On Demand
Instagram and YouTube
Staying at home with your little learners? Now is the perfect time to read, sing, and play together.
Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra and Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts Band Together Project
Live or On Demand
RMSO website
Live or On Demand
RMSO website
The Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts will be opening our stage FREE OF CHARGE to small ensembles who wish to livestream concerts. Tune in Live on Facebook or on our site, where there is an option to donate to these Alberta-based musicians.
Edmonton Artist Lorraine Shulba YouTube Art Class
Live or On Demand
YouTube Videos
Live or On Demand
YouTube Videos
Join me - EVERY DAY at 4:00 MST in an class featuring fun sketching, making art and also cool vids with me! They will be LIVE so join in - or click the link below - SUBSCRIBE & watch later!
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Live Stream Library
On Demand
YouTube Channel
On Demand
YouTube Channel
Music can bring great comfort in times like this. Our concert hall may be closed, but our live-stream library is free and open to all. You’ll find it on our YouTube channel.
Glenbow-From-Home Tours
Ongoing
Facebook Videos
Ongoing
Facebook Videos
While we are closed and all doing our part to slow the spread of coronavirus, please enjoy this deeper look into Glenbow and its collections.
Alberta Craft Online Issue
New Issue
Issue Magazine
New Issue
Issue Magazine
The latest issue of Alberta Craft Magazine up on issuu. See the latest articles on current and upcoming exhibitions and enjoy interviews with Alberta Craft artists.
DIY Theatre's DIY Radio Series
Ongoing
Facebook Page
Ongoing
Facebook Page
We are looking for original content, or cancelled shows that would like to/are able to be recorded radio-style. There’s more info on our FB page, and new announcements we’ll make in the coming days
Roberta Murray of Little Birds Illustration
Ongoing
Tumblr, Instagram, and Facbook
Ongoing
Tumblr, Instagram, and Facbook
I am doing online illustrated bedtime stories for adults (and kids) with stories related to the extraordinary times we have suddenly found ourselves in. They are posted to Tumblr, but also available on Instagram and Facebook.
Esker Foundation
Ongoing
Esker Website
Ongoing
Esker Website
We have expanded access to our digital resources! You will now find everything, including audio content previously found on the Esker app, on this new Watch & Listen page.
 

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