Stay Connected to the Arts at Home!
April 8, 2020
While we’re all practicing social distancing, and many of us are working and learning remotely, the Sachs Program is looking for different ways to provide resources, as well as to share opportunities for engagement with the arts. The following is a list of ongoing creative opportunities, online classes, virtual exhibitions, engaging conversations and more.
- Art Blog’s Virtual Exhibition Open Call
ArtBlog’s 12th edition of their open call, non-juried, online exhibition entitled “Artists in the time of Coronavirus!” They have gotten ~200 submissions, so if you haven’t seen yours yet, don’t worry- it is coming! If you want to participate, send your statement (250 words max) and 2 photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Orenda Art Works: Virtual Platform for Sharing and Selling Artwork
Orenda Art Works offers artists a virtual platform for sharing and selling work. Everyone is invited.
- Penn LGBT Center Wants to Know Your Talents/Interest/Etc.
The LGBT Center wants you! In this time of isolation, they would love to be able to post videos of Penn community members-students, staff, alum, and faculty-sharing their talents or host a live interactive session led by you!Email: email@example.com
- Share Your COVID Story with First Person Arts
First Person Arts is launching The COVID Stories, where they want to hear how you are faring as you distance yourself socially. FPA believes that everyone has a story to tell and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world.
Artjobs features open calls, creative jobs, residencies for the arts, design, fashion and culture. Check out https://www.instagram.com/artjobs/ for a cool interactive layout of featured artist.
- NYFA: New York Foundation for the Arts
New York Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit service organization that provides the concrete resources that working artists and emerging arts organizations need to thrive.
- Morris Arboretum
Learn and grow from home with the Morris Arboretum’s online classes.
- The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Check out The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s exciting YouTube channel.
- Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Launches its first ever online classes!
- The Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation brings new classes online.
- Arts Holding Hands and Hearts
AHHAH (Arts Holding Hands and Hearts) hosts a weekly online dance party.
- Virtual Workshop: Positive Momentum 4-Session Mindfulness Course
This 4-session mindfulness course offers participants an opportunity to practice calming and effective awareness activities adapted by Jennifer Schelter, Best of Philly, Radiant Retreat – your fullest gifts, self-care and creativity retreat.
Connect with Art from Home
- Artsy: Providing Access to Art Around the World
Artsy is bringing together benefit auctions, online-only fairs, and other opportunities to support artists, galleries, and nonprofits.
- Philly Fun Guide to Virtual Arts and Culture
Browse their list for virtual tours, recordings of performances, (Instagram & Facebook) Live events, online classes and more. They will keep this list updated on a regular basis.
- Mural Arts Program: Wash Your Hands Project
Partnering with Broad Street Ministry, Mural Arts Program collaborated with Nile Livingston, Dora Cuenca, Symone Salib, and NDA to install murals along with handwashing stations throughout the city.
- WXPN: Quarantine with Amazing Music
Stream the WXPN quarantunes playlist, wash your hands and check out this list of ways to cope with quarantine through music.
- Your Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra knows that now, more than ever, music is an incredibly powerful force for good, for inspiration, and for healing. They’ve created the Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra to bring music, in video and audio forms, as well as interactive education and enrichment, directly to you.
- Celebrate National Poetry Month From Home
April is National Poetry Month. Although in-person events are cancelled, the Academy of American Poets has shared a list of 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month at Home or Online to encourage a collective recognition of the ways in which poetry enhances the world. In the vein of virtual celebration, the Libraries’ Eileen Kelly, Florrie Marks, and Olsen put together a list of volumes and journals of poetry, all digitally accessible via Penn’s Franklin Catalog.
- Quakers Under Quarantine
Penn Libraries is seeking submissions (essays, poems, collages, comics, paintings, favorite quarantine recipes, etc.) for Quakers Under Quarantine, a collaborative zine about the Penn community’s feelings and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, Through May 1.
- Penn Libraries is Featuring (e)Books in Honor of 2020 National Poetry Month
In the vein of virtual celebration of National Poetry Month, Penn Libraries’ Eileen Kelly, Florrie Marks, and Olsen put together a list of volumes and journals of poetry, all digitally accessible via Penn’s Franklin Catalog.
- Understanding the Americas Through Material Texts
Glenda Goodman, assistant professor of music at Penn, collaborated with a friend at Princeton to organize the American Contact project on material texts. The conference will examine material texts from the Americas, which including journals, books, maps, musical scores, visual art, wampum, textiles, stone tablets, and various kinds of handwork.
- Live From Emmets Place
After selling out Harold Prince Theatre last spring with his trio, Emmet continues to amaze with his innovative approach to making and sharing his music. You can experience the trio’s terrific music making at Emmet’s apartment in Harlem every Monday.
- Precious Places Films
Thanks to the generosity of Scribe Video Center and the Precious Places Community History Project, they are excited to bring you new short films by Philly community members each week from April 20 through June 1! Each film will be available for one week only so make sure to catch it before its gone!
- Bomb Magazine Closing the Distance: New Spaces for Community
BOMB’s ongoing list of online tools, workshops, and live streams to keep you company and engaged in the time of COVID-19.
- Philadelphia Musuem of Art
Explore Online the museums renowned collection, from Duchamp to William Henry Johnson. Dive deep and take your time getting intimate with this expansive collection.
Join in on the Discussion
- The Penn Center for Experimental Ethnography Presents “JUST CUT US SOME SLACK”
An online conversation about topics of love, joy, laughter, being black today, materiality and the urgencies of our contemporary condition, between CEE Fellows Emily Carris and Wayne Modest. (Prerecorded)
- Latin American Performing Arts Webcast for COVID Support
A webcast of Latin American performing arts organizations facing the coronavirus. (Prerecorded)
- Penn Platt House Presents Career Mentorship with Jason Butler, C’09
- Penn Libraries Support: Talk with a Librarian
Penn Libraries staff are committed to supporting teaching, research, and learning. They encourage both faculty and students to take advantage of the following services. From finding sources for a research assignment, to getting help with Canvas, they’ve got you covered.
Monday – Friday 9-5pm
- Penn Arts and Sciences 60 Second Lectures in Quarantine
Every spring and fall, Penn Arts & Sciences faculty take a minute out by the Ben Franklin statue in front of College Hall to share a unique perspective in one minute or less. This semester, 60-Second Lectures go digital as we seek to understand this difficult and unique moment in time. A wide variety of scholars and experts will shed light on the pandemic, including the science; the complex social, cultural, historical, and economic issues; and the response here on campus.
- Supporting Prospective Teachers to Engage Learners During School Closures
Teacher educators from across the country discuss how they are supporting prospective teachers to connect and teach students virtually. Panelists: John Pascarella, University of Southern California, Tanya Maloney, Montclair State University, Patrick Sexton, University of Washington, and Moderator: Janine Remillard, Penn GSE