Online Resources for Arts and Artists During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Online Resources for Arts and Artists During the Coronavirus Pandemic2020-04-28T09:46:13-07:00

During this pandemic, we have gathered a list of online resources for Arts and Artists. These resources range from art projects for kids while you are under stay-at-home orders, to virtual galleries and shows to watch online, to links for financial help.

We also welcome Santa Clarita residents to send us any other resource links to add to our list.

At-Home Art and Activity Resources

YOUTH

Here is a Santa Clarita coloring book you can download. Coloring, a crossword, match game – all in the 28-page History of Santa Clarita Coloring Book from 2018.

The Santa Clarita Libraries are closed, but you can still check out books and enjoy reading, challenges and activities online.

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

All Kids Network! is a free resource for parents, teachers, and anyone who works with children. They have thousands of fun kids activities, crafts, coloring, games and more.

KinderArt contains easy to follow lessons for grades K through 8 to enrich their children’s artistic lives at home.

Crayola is offering a wealth of free-to-download (and print) coloring pages, all of them organized by season.

Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.

Local Virtual Galleries, Events and Shows

The MAIN in Old Town Newhall is continuing their theatre and event schedule virtually with 10 by 10 and You’re the Best. Check out their Facebook page to see weekly online shows.

Repurposed Visions by Carlos Batchelor – VIRTUAL GALLERY  now open.

Four local galleries have combined into this VIRTUAL GALLERY.  Canyon Country Library – Mind Flow, a solo show by Valencia artist Renu Hasan. Town Center Art Space – pArts, a solo show by artist Suzi Kades. Old Town Newhall Library – Color Concepts, a group show will bold visuals. First Floor Gallery at City Hall – Transfixed, a group show.

Santa Clarita Artists Association Art is Good For the Soul is now open virtually.

Financial Resources for Arts and Artists

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. More details and the application: artistrelief.org

CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund) just launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to support studio artists working in craft disciplines. 

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts will disburse $1,000 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 virus.

Free Meals For Children

Free meals for school-age children from the Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency.  Details / Locations

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for ways to help your neighbors? Check out these local non-profits’ websites:

SCV Senior Center – myscvcoa.org
SCV Food Pantry – scvfoodpantry.org
Bridge to Home – btohome.org
Family Promise of SCV – familypromisescv.org
Child and Family Center – childfamilycenter.org
American Red Cross – redcrossblood.org

Virtual Tours, Exhibitions, Music, Shows and More from Around the World

These are not listed in any particular order, we are just including as much as we find and recommendations from the public. And we’ve tried to include only those resources that are free, and do not need a credit card to begin use.

Amazon has made a library of kids’ TV shows free for all users. These shows are usually reserved for Amazon Prime customers, but for now anyone can watch for free.

Audible has launched Audible Stories, a free online service that offers educational and entertaining audiobook content for kids, teens, and families. As long as school is out, Audible Stories is open and ready to stream for free.

The New York Metropolitan Opera will stream a different Encore Live in HD Performance every day.

You can take tours of hundreds of museums around the world at Google’s Arts & Culture Collections.

The UK’s National Theatre streams a different play every Thursday. You can find the streams on the National Theatre at Home YouTube channel.

YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On will stream an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, available weekly starting on Saturday and running for just 48 hours.

London-based concert hall Wigmore Hall is sharing live performances, masterclasses, talks and more from past events.