Keep Calm and Get Creative
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: email@example.com
Head4Arts Online Activities
Head4Arts’ regular online activities will be taking place via Zoom at the following times:
Celtic Café Intergenerational Music
Singalong with Ali Shone
We would love you to join us – send us a message or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to take part.
Head4Arts Online Resources:
How to make an origami butterfly
Make a lantern for Earth Hour with Cindy Ward: Part 1, Part 2
Earth Hour story The Library of Life written and narrated by Tamar Eluned Williams with illustrations by Andy O’Rourke
Pont Project – Stories released every Tuesday via Facebook Live and available to view on Head4Arts YouTube
Other Online Resources:
(please note that these are not affiliated with Head4Arts – please see individual link for further information)
Artis Community – providing daily activities
Caerphilly Arts Development – Lockdown Creative Project – an invitation to creatively respond to a theme each week
Jukebox Collective – a programme of online hip hop dance classes, contact email@example.com for more information
Literature Wales with Tamar Eluned Williams – Story Cauldron / Crochan Stori, a bilingual Home Storytelling Kit for families.
RCT Theatres – daily activities
Huw Aaron – Daily Welsh Language drawing tutorials for children
Goldies Mini Sing & Smile sessions every Thursday on their Facebook page
I’m Thinking of You Cymru – A series of artworks commissioned to explore, communicate, or try to make sense of the world as it is right now.
Sofa Stage Wales – Facebook TV Chanel – Regular performances to watch with opportunities for creatives to sign up to contribute
Upbeat Music and Arts – bang your drum campaign – learn the keyworker samba
Ballet Cymru – Daily online tutorials with company dancers
Storytelling Friday Facebook Page – Hosted by Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival
Cardiff Animation Festival – Quick Draw Animation Challenge
Hijinx Online Festival – a free festival of theatre and film
Theatr Iolo – List of free creative resources for children and parents
National Theatre Wales – a new digital programme of work, including play readings and opportunities to create live theatre in digital spaces
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – a new programme offering digital Welsh-language cultural experiences
National Theatre at Home – watch NT plays on YouTube. A new play is released every Thursday and available to watch for a week.
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
Artful resources to keep kids entertained and educated at home
Whats on Stage – a list of plays, musicals and opera that can be streamed online for free
The Show Must Go On – stream Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals on YouTube. A new musical is released every Friday and available for 48 Hours
Tate Kids – Ideas for art projects at home, view galleries and explore artists
Online Support for the Arts Community