Manchester arts venue HOME are planning to take brand-new live experiences from the homes of artists into the homes of their audiences. 'Homemakers' is a series of newly-commissioned work which asks theatre and live art makers to create new works at home, for an audience who are also at home, challenging the definition of “live theatre”.
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The Wales Arts Review is set to launch digital arts festival this weekend, starting Friday March 27th to Sunday 29th, to raise emergency funds for artists and freelancers who have had their income impacted by efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19. The festival will be kicked off with a timely reading by Owen Sheers from his NHS video poem for BBC television.
The National Video Game Museum, the unique museum in Sheffield dedicated to video game culture, where you can normally play, explore and create videogames has created an online resource for children and families. Play The Museum At Home is a growing suite of online resources for people to use during the temporary closure includes worksheets, stories and lots more video game related activities to do at home.
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The Saatchi Gallery has opened its digital doors with the launch of #SaatchiTakeover social media campaign. The gallery, which has welcomed visitors through its doors for over 35 years, is now sharing creations by its social media followers following its temporary closure due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The BBC has announced its intention to "keep arts alive in people's homes" through it's regular programming and in collaboration and consultation with cultural organisations and funding bodies like Arts Council England. The activity, named Culture In Quarantine, will use BBC's high-profile platforms including television, radio and online.
British Council is giving advice on how to create using digital tools. These are practical tips on what programmes to use and how best to apply them.
This includes advice on:
- creative writing
- image editing
- video editing
- music editing.
For the full rundown of their advice on tools and applying them to your art, click here.
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Freelance members of the Culture Diary – those working on behalf of many organisations rather than a staff member at one organisation – are able to create organisations if they do not yet exist on the Culture Diary.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) is seeking businesses for the Manchester Digital City Week on 9 March 2020 to take part in matchmaking meeting sessions.
Arts Council England has developed Digital Culture Compass, a way of helping arts organisations approach, assess and improve their digital activities.
Visit the site here.
The website consists of a digital charter for organisations’ leaders looking to make and communicate a commitment to approaching digital activities led by core values, centred on people’s needs and responsive to change, and a self-assessment tool for improving digital strategy, plans and activity.
Hacking Hearts was a fast-paced project that saw postgraduate students from across disciplines at Central Saint Martins hack the research of inaugural Scientists in Residence over the course of a week.