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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Blue Jay Virtual Sessions
Wed, Apr 01
Apr 01, 2:00 PM MDT
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!
Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra and Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts Band Together Project
Live or On Demand
Edmonton Artist Lorraine Shulba YouTube Art Class
Live or On Demand
Roberta Murray of Little Birds Illustration
Tumblr, Instagram, and Facbook