A List of Online Festivals/Theatres/Concert Series
By Marcel Stewart, Outreach Director
Here are some resources that may help you as you navigate art making during this time. We encourage you to refer to the resources below as they will be regularly updated and monitored:
Generator is a mentoring, teaching, and innovation incubator that expands the skills, tools, and competencies of independent artists, producers and leaders. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Generator has provided resources, information, and support.
At the beginning of their 2019/20 Season, The Citadel introduced the House Series of cabaret, music, and comedy to huge success. As more and more Edmontonians stay in their homes looking for ways to keep art and culture bright in their community, Citadel now introduces the Stuck-in-the-House Series!
Edmonton artists who have lost income due to cancelled projects or gigs will present performances on the Citadel Facebook page throughout the current hiatus. These Facebook livestreams and Watch Parties on will be an opportunity for patrons and artists to connect and support each other, while enjoying more of Edmonton’s world-class creative talent and postponed or cancelled work.
Stay at Home Fest
Stay at Home Fest harnesses the power of the internet for good, by creating a central hub to find all the fantastic decentralized events that are happening online, and aiding music discovery during the global pandemic. “We all know that the best thing we can do to slow down the spread and save lives is washing our hands and staying at home. Because of this, artists are losing gigs and income that they depend on. We’re all sitting at home, looking for ways to connect. So tune in for an epic, open-source online music festival schedule, resources for artists to host their own shows, and a special mainstage livestream event in April.”
An ad hoc crowd-funded livestream series of concerts created in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. URGNT LIVE’s goals are:
- To unify the arts industry in Toronto
- To raise money to pay a nominal fee to all involved parties
- To document this bizarre period in history
- To make compelling content available to audiences when we need it most
The Social Distancing Festival
This is a site for celebrating art from all over the world, showcasing amazing talent, and coming together as a community at a time when we need it more than ever.
HowlRound is a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners.