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Bluesfest, NAC team up for drive-in concert series | CBC News

Bluesfest, NAC team up for drive-in concert series | CBC News | Artsfile | Scoop.it
Ottawa Bluesfest and he National Arts Centre, both sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic this summer, are teaming up to deliver a series of live drive-in concerts, beginning at the end of July.
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Canada’s arts sector needs transformative action similar to Works Progress Administration

Canada’s arts sector needs transformative action similar to Works Progress Administration | Artsfile | Scoop.it
With Canadian federal, provincial and city leaders enjoying some of their highest approval levels, the time is right for an arts renewal
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The Fall of Autumn: Live Performance Producers Are Giving Up on 2020 - The New York Times

The Fall of Autumn: Live Performance Producers Are Giving Up on 2020 - The New York Times | Artsfile | Scoop.it
Uncertainty about the coronavirus and the challenge of protecting audiences and artists is prompting many prominent presenters to wait till next year.
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After the war, the arts came back stronger. They can do so again now | The Guardian

After the war, the arts came back stronger. They can do so again now | The Guardian | Artsfile | Scoop.it
Covid-19 has devastated our theatres and museums. But with imagination we can create something better than before, says Guardian columnist Charlotte Higgins
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Isolation 2020 connects Ottawa visual artists with gallery-goers, virtually

Isolation 2020 connects Ottawa visual artists with gallery-goers, virtually | Artsfile | Scoop.it
Eleven artists based in Ottawa, Montreal, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will be featured in Isolation 2020, a virtual art show launching Wednesday that will showcase works created during the last two months’ pandemic lockdown.The project at isolation-2020.
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Kickstarter to Allow Cultural Organizations to Crowdfund Operating Costs - Artforum International

Kickstarter to Allow Cultural Organizations to Crowdfund Operating Costs - Artforum International | Artsfile | Scoop.it
Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding platform which has helped raise crucial funds for thousands of arts projects since it was founded in 2009, has launched a new initiative that aims to help cultural businesses stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic. Lights On essentially allows Kickstarters more flexibility regarding the use of funding. Instead of raising money to commission art or to create something new, Kickstarters will now be able to ask for money to cover operating costs such as rent and utilities.  “The recent Americans for the Arts and Artist Relief survey showed us the bleak
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Cultural figures discuss ‘Art in the Time of Coronavirus’ | The Art Newspaper

Cultural figures discuss ‘Art in the Time of Coronavirus’ | The Art Newspaper | Artsfile | Scoop.it
The UN-sponsored event led by Christopher Bailey, the WHO’s lead on art and health, included art critic Jerry Saltz, Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak, and artist Mona Chalabi
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'It's wiped out almost everything': How COVID-19 is hitting Ottawa and Canada's arts scene

'It's wiped out almost everything': How COVID-19 is hitting Ottawa and Canada's arts scene | Artsfile | Scoop.it
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Sobey Art Award to give 25 artists $25,000 each | The Star

Sobey Art Award to give 25 artists $25,000 each | The Star | Artsfile | Scoop.it
Canadian art prize spreads wealth around, and drops the exhibition and gala, due to the ongoing battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19: How music and the arts have connected us

COVID-19: How music and the arts have connected us | Artsfile | Scoop.it
Many musicians are reaching out from isolation on balconies, in condos or the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic
Quinessa Kidd's curator insight, April 21, 6:42 PM
Musician doing performances from their balcony is great idea.
berto's curator insight, April 26, 4:25 PM
While everyone is locked at home from COVID 19, artists are creating mini concerts from there homes and doing live streams to reach out to there fans. Some artists started trends of for everyone to singalong to or participate in some way.
Cameron James martin's curator insight, May 23, 3:49 PM
I thought this article was interesting in the take it had on the importance of connecting to one another through music in times of operation. I do find this article to be reliable however simple in its message. Although it is a nice though idea and practice I don't believe this article to be incredibly resourceful to musicians on this subject.
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'Beginning of a new era': how culture went virtual in the face of crisis | Culture | The Guardian

'Beginning of a new era': how culture went virtual in the face of crisis | Culture | The Guardian | Artsfile | Scoop.it
The rise of Covid-19 has forced cultural institutions to explore alternative digital spaces with online exhibitions and a rise in virtual reality
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Freelance artists await more information on how online art-making and royalties may affect emergency benefit eligibility

Freelance artists await more information on how online art-making and royalties may affect emergency benefit eligibility | Artsfile | Scoop.it
Could the sale of a CD or the modest revenue from a music lesson on Zoom hurt more than it helps?
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National Gallery to reopen July 18, with exhibitions extended

National Gallery to reopen July 18, with exhibitions extended | Artsfile | Scoop.it
The Gallery will be open Thursdays to Sundays only for the first phase of reopening, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
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Comment | Eight ways museums could make the most of the coronavirus crisis | The Art Newspaper

Comment | Eight ways museums could make the most of the coronavirus crisis | The Art Newspaper | Artsfile | Scoop.it
Failure to seize this opportunity to make changes would be a graver error than any breach of etiquette
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As War Museum turns 15, pandemic casts uncertainty on museums' future

As War Museum turns 15, pandemic casts uncertainty on museums' future | Artsfile | Scoop.it
"Until there’s some form of guidance to say, ‘You can open, but here are the protocols to follow,’ I just don’t see how we can."
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U.S. Museums Are Reopening: To See Monet, Don a Mask - The New York Times

U.S. Museums Are Reopening: To See Monet, Don a Mask - The New York Times | Artsfile | Scoop.it
As museums around the country prepare to reopen, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is going first with safety protocols in place.
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'The puzzle that we all need to solve': Canada's theatre community ponders comeback amid COVID-19 | CBC News

'The puzzle that we all need to solve': Canada's theatre community ponders comeback amid COVID-19 | CBC News | Artsfile | Scoop.it
While staying engaged with fans during the pandemic via digital experiments, streams of pre-recorded shows and social media outreach, Canada's theatre community is gamely planning its revival and imagining exactly how to retake the stage.  
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Transform the World Around You Into Famous Artworks With This App

Transform the World Around You Into Famous Artworks With This App | Artsfile | Scoop.it
In a new collaboration with the Getty, the Google Arts & Culture app lets you remake any photo as a work by van Gogh, Cézanne, Kahlo, Kusama, and other renowned artists.
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Five reasons why modern art seduces — and confounds — us | CBC Radio

Five reasons why modern art seduces — and confounds — us | CBC Radio | Artsfile | Scoop.it
We’re dazzled, and sometimes frazzled, by our encounters with contemporary art. Marc Mayer, former director of the National Gallery of Canada, draws back the curtain to show what’s behind the art that can be so fascinating and yet so confusing.
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UK could become 'cultural wasteland' due to coronavirus, say leading artists | World news | The Guardian

UK could become 'cultural wasteland' due to coronavirus, say leading artists | World news | The Guardian | Artsfile | Scoop.it
Letter signed by hundreds of creative figures including PJ Harvey, Anish Kapoor and Rufus Wainwright calls on government support
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Bored Russians Posted Silly Art Parodies. The World Has Joined In. - The New York Times

Bored Russians Posted Silly Art Parodies. The World Has Joined In. - The New York Times | Artsfile | Scoop.it
Frozen dumplings as skulls and A/C ducts as fashion accessories. A Facebook group for art re-enactors has gained 540,000 followers across the locked-down globe.
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People are Recreating Famous Artworks Using Whatever They Have at Home During Quarantine

People are Recreating Famous Artworks Using Whatever They Have at Home During Quarantine | Artsfile | Scoop.it
By sporting a bonnet fashioned out of toilet paper and clutching a celery-stalk cigarette, people are finding ways to engage with their favorite artworks from a distance. This week, the Getty challenged folks to imitate classic pieces with whatever they can find around their homes and since has gott
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12 Places to Watch Dance Online - The New York Times

12 Places to Watch Dance Online - The New York Times | Artsfile | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about dance, now is a good time to explore. Here are some places to begin.
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Self-isolating? NFB is streaming free titles including an Indigenous cinema library 

Self-isolating? NFB is streaming free titles including an Indigenous cinema library  | Artsfile | Scoop.it
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