Keep Calm and Get Creative

Arts sector response to Covid 19

With arts events and activities being put on hold for the forseeable future, the creative community has responded with positivity and
flexibility by offering online activities, entertainment and support networks that people can engage with from home.   

We have started to compile a list of these fantastic initiatives and hope that this is a useful resource for you to maintain your creativity and stay connected during these unprecedented times. 

We hope to continue to build on this list – please let us know about any creative activity you are offering so we can share with others, contact us via Facebook / Twitter or by email:  

Head4Arts Online Resources: 
How to make an origami butterfly 
Make a lantern for Earth Hour with Cindy Ward 
Earth Hour story written and narrated by Tamar Eluned Williams with illustrations by Andy O’Rourke 

Other Online Resources:
(please note that these are not affiliated with Head4Arts – please see individual link for further information) 
Pili Pala Arts Wales – Over 50’s Dance with Beth Ryland 

Fiona’s Energy Moves Online – Nia Dance with Fiona Winter 

Goldies Mini Sing & Smile sessions every Thursday on their Facebook page

Sofa Stage Wales – Facebook TV Chanel – Regular performances to watch with opportunities for creatives to sign up to contribute 

Louby Lou’s Storytelling 

Storytelling Friday Facebook Page – Hosted by Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival

 Cardiff Animation Festival – Quick Draw Animation Challenge 

Sherman Theatre – Interval, an evolving series of projects designed to promote new writing and support the artistic and freelance community 

National Dance Company Wales – Dance from home  

PHRAME Wales  – Instagram takeovers for photographers 

Creative Cardiff – list of creative resources 

Great British Home Chorus – music group for singers and instrumentalists  
Noel Fielding Art Club   
64 Million Artists #CreatetoConnect – daily creative challenges 

The Sofa Singers  – mass singing group 
Google Arts & Culture – Visit international museums from your home 

Artful resources to keep kids entertained and educated at home  

Online Support for the Arts Community 

Arts Council Wales 

Crafts Council Online Support 

Arts Professional Microsite for Covid 19