Government and independent organisations have published guidance on reopening various sectors with the arts, culture and creative industries. Links to guidance resources are below and will be updated as more information becomes available:
Southbank Centre is offering 'Art by Post' which brings free poetry and visual arts activities to the people who are most isolated by the current social distancing measures. The activities are designed for older adults living with dementia and other chronic health conditions.
If you sign up to take part, you’ll receive Art by Post creative booklets which arrive through your letterbox or straight to your email inbox. Through a series of exercises, you’ll be inspired to be more artistic and feed your imagination.
HKwalls is collaborating with Schoeni Projects, a new contemporary arts platform based in London and Hong Kong, promoting and celebrating cross-cultural exchange through an innovative series of collaborations, presented in unique creative environments. Founded by Nicole Schoeni, Schoeni Projects will focus on two initiatives each year – with an outlook from ‘West-to-East’ and ‘East-to-West’.
JD Malat Gallery has announced Isolation Mastered, a unique group exhibition taking place 1-8 July 2020 featuring the work of 20 selected artists who demonstrate a creative response to the isolation period during the COVID-19 pandemic.
JD Malat Gallery is seeking applications for the exhibition from all UK-based artists.
Deadline: 15 June 2020
The Turner Prize jury for 2020 will select 10 winners to receive bursaries in place of the annual award.
Tate Britain will award £10,000 each to ten different artists selected by the jury due to the coronavirus pandemic making the exhibition unfeasible to mount. The artists will be announced at the end of June.
Art UK has announced the launch of Curations, a revolutionary free digital tool allowing anyone anywhere to create an online exhibition.
Museums and other public collections can also mount digital exhibitions of physical shows that have closed or imagine exhibitions they would like to stage in the future. During lockdown, Curations will be of particular value to collections.
A WEEKLY comic strip by artist and illustrator Nick Burton, and distributed by Manchester arts centre HOME, will explore self-isolation and human behaviour through the lens of the effect of the bubonic plague on the Derbyshire village of Eyam in the 17th century.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week and Creativity and Wellbeing Week, the Culture Diary will share some arts and cultural resources for the sector and everyone with an interest in it.
National Gallery has produced a five-minute meditation video based around Turner's painting 'Rain, Steam and Speed'. Watch it below.