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Arts & Culture in the time of COVID-19 – A Resource Guide for Creatives

As a nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s creative industries, VANGUARD CULTURE provide resources, support and opportunities for creative inspiration to our creative industry community and to the public at large. Please feel free to contact us HERE if you have any updates or additional resources to add to the list below.

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Anti-Racism Resources from the Californians for the Arts

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Educational Resources for Educators to Diversify Your Curriculum

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Tools and resources for implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into your everyday practice

Resources for offering a land acknowledgement in your region.

COVID-19 Has My Teams Working Remotely: A Guide for Leaders

Mental Health Resources to Help Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout

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Produce your own live concert virtually, collect tips, engage with viewers with StageIt

Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19 – A Guide to Livestreaming on HowlRound TV

Digital Tools for Artists to Run a Remote Career During Coronavirus

Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus

Small Business Survival Guide to Combat COVID-19

Coronavirus Tax Relief

An Artist’s Guide to Finances & Taxes

Access this FREE Nonprofit Crisis Management Checklist

Access Artnet News’ “Reopening Museums: A Planning Tool”

See if you Qualify for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act CARES Act

Financial Relief – Resources for Artists During COVID-19

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

CA Lawyers for the Arts

What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now to Address the COVID-19 Situation

How to Recession-Proof Your Fundraising

How to Salvage Your Fundraising Event During the COVID 19 Crisis

Tips for Communicating with Donors During Uncertain Times

Coronavirus relief fund for musicians

Online Teaching Resources for Theatre Design & Technology

COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations – National Endowment for the Arts

Free Course on Online Marketing Strategies

Got Major Anxiety Right Now? Here Are 6 Cheap Mental Health Resources

There are numerous resources available to help us all with mental health, including from the CDC, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It’s okay if we’re not all okay right now, but know that help is available if you need it.

Access hundreds of free books via the Getty Museum’s virtual library

4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, Documentaries & More

Tired of Netflix? Here Are 10 Recent Masterworks of Video Art That You Can Watch From Home

Follow the #TogetherAtHome thread on Instagram to watch at-home concerts by world-famous musicians

1,000 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More

The 150 Best Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind

800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices

Free Digital Archive Makes Over 50 Million Pieces of European Art Available Online

Browse through more than 1700 museums, galleries and institutions in 80 countries, on Google – the world’s largest virtual art database.

Explore The Art Institute of Chicago’s 44,000+ Works of Art Online in High Resolution

Take a Virtual Tour of These Renowned Museums – presented by Sotheby’s

“The 24 Hour Plays” Launches Viral Monologues

Follow Museums & Galleries’ #MomentofZen thread on Twitter to bright some calm to stressful days

Enjoy this 5-Hour, One-Take Cinematic Tour of Russia’s Hermitage Museum, Shot Entirely on an iPhone

11 Musical TV Shows to Binge While Self-Quarantined During the Coronavirus Outbreak

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

Explore Mexico’s Cultural Heritage

360-degree Museum Tours – The Vatican

Take a closer look at the many faces of Frida Kahlo through her life, art and legacy

Take a virtual tour of “La Casa Azul”, the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico

Stream Shakespeare Plays Recorded At The Globe Theatre, Online

Enjoy these 5 Tiny Desk Concerts To Calm Your Mind

Watch The Philadelphia Orchestra livestreaming BeethovenNOW: Symphonies 5 & 6


7 Movies Every Theater Person Should Watch While Stuck at Home

Enjoy world-class theatre by England’s Royal National Theatre whilst they’re closed.

Bring a little magic into your home with these 50 FREE live concert sets by world-class musicians, released by the Montreux Jazz Festival

10 Top Museums You Can Explore Right Here, Right Now

Watch 66 Oscar-Nominated-and-Award-Winning Animated Shorts Online, Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada

Join SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, for a daily online mini-show, entitled “Stars In The House”!

Create a Netflix viewing party with your friends to stay connected

150 Free Online Business Courses

Use Your Time in Isolation to Learn Everything You’ve Always Wanted To: Free Online Courses, Audio Books, eBooks, Movies, Coloring Books & More

Learn about race, inequality, and social justice with these FREE online University-level courses by Coursera

450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for FREE

1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

200 Online Certificate & Microcredential Programs from Leading Universities & Companies

Online Degrees & Mini Degrees: Explore Masters, Mini Masters, Bachelors & Mini Bachelors from Top Universities

Stuck at home? Take free drawing classes from famous illustrators

International Documentary Film Amsterdam makes 300 documentaries available to stream for free to help with coronavirus self-isolation

Take Yale’s most popular online course “The Science of Well-Being,” that teaches you how to be happier, for FREE

Enjoy these “10 Binge-Worthy Art Podcasts in the Age of Coronavirus”

Explore how British kings and queens have influenced fashion over 500 years in this FREE online course with The University of Glasgow

Take these FREE courses designed for your general well-being

Learn how to do make up from the cast of Cirque du Soleil

Stuck at home: 11 fantastic photo projects to try indoors during the Covid-19 crisis

Learn the magic of creating a theatrical production with Tony Award–winning The Old Globe Theatre’s new online theatre workshops

Reenact famous historical paintings! Visit “Between Art & Quarantine” for inspiration

Watch 75 SXSW Short Films Online Right Now for Free

10 Ways to Stay Sane & Active While Social Distancing

Pull out that dusty DSLR and explore these FREE courses by the Nikon School of Photography

Give now to the San Diego Arts + Culture Challenge Fund

Tell Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in their relief package

Take this 5-Minute Survey: The Economic Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arts and Cultural Sector – Americans for the Arts

Participate in the Broadway Hand Wash Challenge to support your favorite charity

Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China

Large Hole in the Arctic Ozone Layer Is Now Closed

Venice’s canal water looks clearer as coronavirus keeps visitors away – CNN

Social Distancing? You Might Be Fighting Climate Change, Too

The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World

20 photos show that the planet needed to breathe. Animals begin to reappear around the world

Could Coronavirus Spark a Sustainable Fashion Awakening?

Good news! Earth’s ozone hole is the smallest it’s been in decades

Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus

Deserted Thai beaches lure rare turtles to build most nests in 20 years

Before-and-after photos show dramatic decline in air pollution around the world during coronavirus lockdown

In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.