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.

 

The critical role the arts have in society has never been clearer, as people from all walks of life seek solace and try to find meaning in these strange times. Artists and arts organizations are stepping up their work to entertain, educate, and inspire; and to do the crucial work that helps us all remain connected.

 

Below is a list of online arts programs and opportunities offered by Alberta artists and arts organizations. Events with specific dates are listed first, followed by ongoing or on demand programming. 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.

Verb Theatre: Blue Light Festival, #RadiantAB
Fri, Mar 27
Instagram Hashtag
Mar 27, 7:00 PM MDT – Apr 11, 11:00 PM MDT
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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Online Season Launch
Tue, Mar 31
Online Season Launch
Mar 31, 12:00 PM MDT
Online Season Launch
Join us online on Tuesday 31 March at noon for the big reveal of next season's concerts — from classical masterpieces, to pop music favourites, to superstar guest artists.
Blue Jay Virtual Sessions
Wed, Apr 01
Facebook Live
Apr 01, 2:00 PM MDT
Facebook Live
The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions were born in light of ever-growing concerns with coronavirus and the reality musicians are currently facing with the cancellation of (essentially) all live music events. This is WEEKLY in a live streaming format. Same time, new artist line-up every Wednesday afternoon!
Verb Theatre: Blue Light Festival, Serotonin Drip
Sat, Apr 04
Instagram Live
Apr 04, 1:00 PM – Apr 10, 2:00 PM
Instagram Live
“Serotonin Drip” is happening April 4th-10th on Verb Theatres Instagram stories!
Beat Drop: Music Production for Kids Online
Tue, Apr 14
Beat Drop Website
Apr 14, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Beat Drop Website
A Free Live Online mini course for kids ages 8 - 15 who are brand new to the world of music production.
Verb Theatre: Blue Light Festival, Cracked Mirror
Sun, Apr 26
Instagram Live
Apr 26, 6:00 PM
Instagram Live
This season, Verb Theatre is proud to present The Blue Light Festival! This is an online performance festival experienced through the mediums of Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and beyond.
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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