Arts Resources 

Creativity Amidst COVID-19

The world has changed dramatically because of the effects of COVID-19, but it is vitally important that we continue to create in this new era of social distancing. There is power in the arts to connect with others, breaking down the visible and invisible walls of self-isolation. Art is a direct channel into our thoughts, a lifeline into our hearts, and a way for us to share the human experience together, not alone. The arts uplifts our spirits and allows us to break the tyranny of the daily grind.

 

Our mission to build a stronger community with the arts is more important now than ever before, whether in-person or virtually. We will be providing resources on this page to help our individual artists, arts organizations, and arts lovers find funding and inspiration to keep the arts alive. We need our artists! If you have a resource to add to this list, please email Tammy@friscoarts.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS/MUSICIANS

FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

  • Americans for the Arts has created a survey that is designed to collect information about the financial and human impacts that the spread of the coronavirus has had on arts and cultural organizations since that date. The survey also collects basic information about the participating organizations so that the data can be parsed by specific geographic regions, artistic disciplines, and budget categories. We urge every arts organization to take a few minutes and fill out this survey.

  • COVID-19 Resource and Response Center lists webinars, grant opportunities, relief funds, and more by Americans for the Arts

  • ArtsFund: Created the COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund for arts organizations.

  • National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness and Emergency Response: Resources, articles, and tips for arts organizations

FOR ARTS LOVERS

  • KERA's Art and Seek has created a comprehensive list of virtual arts events in the North Texas area to enjoy while you shelter in place

  • Livestream Calendar: A Global Guide to Virtual Arts Events

  • To-Go Arts Kits by ColorHype: Find Acrylic pours, Dallas skyline alcohol ink, Paint-Your-Pet, succulents, and more! Virtual instruction videos accompany each kit.

  • The Plano Symphony: Offering weekly virtual concerts

  • Enjoy the new Cliburn at Home Series from your living room

  • The Dallas Opera Network: An online weekly slate of shows by The Dallas Opera

  • Quarantined Cabaret: a Facebook group dedicated to sharing performances by artists of all ages and genres

  • Google Arts and Culture: Take a virtual tour of museums from all over the world

  • Metropolitan Opera Nightly Stream: Watch an opera every night on the Met Opera's livestream

  • Art-Making Activities for Kids During COVID-19: Now is the time to embrace our ability to create ... with our children! Looking for inspiration? Here are a few ways families are using art to build connections.

  • One-River Online Art School: Take online art classes at this Frisco-based art school! Do more of what you love, just online!

  • Melody of Hope: Rock this Isolation virtual concerts on their Facebook page every Friday

  • ARTSonepass: a local online resource and mobile arts app where you can find/add virtual arts events

  • What Can Art Do?: Simon Schama begins the video series "Civilisations" with this premise: that it is in art - the play of the creative imagination - that humanity expresses its most essential self. Art, then, makes life worth living; it is the great window into human potential.

  • Moving Art on Netflix: Moving Art by Louie Schwartzberg has been selected to partner with Netflix to produce a third season of his award-winning Moving Art series, following a successful Season 1 & 2. With over 120 million Moving Art viewers across various delivery platforms, award-winning filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg will be producing 6 new epic explorations to visually stunning corners of the world.

  • Abstract: The Art of Design Documentary Series on Netflix: The Art of Design is a Netflix original documentary series highlighting artists in the field of design. It was released on Netflix on February 10, 2017. The series was created by former Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich.

FOR THE FRISCO ARTS COMMUNITY 

  • As the arts advocacy agency in Frisco, it is our mission to build a stronger community with the arts, no matter what the circumstances! Since we've had to cancel many of our events due to COVID-19, we've created a series of virtual shows on Frisco Arts Facebook Live to feature and support our arts community, creative entrepreneurs, and partnering businesses. The shows include Ladies Who Launch, SmART Men, and a Virtual Open Mic Night. 

  • All live-stream shows are hosted by Executive Director Tammy Meinershagen and produced by Anthony Burokas of Stream4.US.

  • The line-up for the Virtual Open Mic included: Lina Rincon (artist), Erin Bogar (vocalist), Daina Staggs with sons Rokas and Kitas (violinists), Eduardo Rojas (pianist), Mia Tremmel (vocalist), Emma Piper (singer/pianist), Hailey and Rafael Leon (ballet dancers), Sathvika Ganesa (singer/songwriter), Gary Levinson (violinist) and Baya Kakouberi (pianist), Leticia Herrera (artist)

  • The QuaranZine is an online/print magazine for our students featuring artwork, short stories, poetry, recipes, photography- whatever your student has been doing to creatively document their time in quarantine. We invite all students to participate!

  • The Quarantini is a way for our membership to connect virtually via Zoom! We're featuring an 80's Music & Trivia Night on April 29th with a sing-along, 80's band trivia, name-that-tune, and a special guest performer. Dress up in your best 80's gear and join us! Register to get the secure Zoom details! 

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