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

Dear reader,

As the world adjusts to the new reality of COVID-19; thousands of San Diego’s creative industry professionals are suffering the cancellation of gallery and museum shows, performing arts events, cultural gatherings and film festivals. Livelihoods are at stake and the immense impact on our creative community is felt deeply by many, including our family of Vanguardistas. If you are here, it is because you know the true value of the arts in your life. Now, more than ever; Humanity needs art to feed its collective spirit, and artists need your support in order to survive this strange moment in time, and emerge safely after the virus dissipates .

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

To learn more about our organization please visit: https://vanguardculture.com/vc-gives-back/.

On behalf of the entire Vanguard Culture family, please be well, #StayInspired and #NeverStopCreating.

Sincerely,

Susanna Peredo Swap
Founder & Executive Director
Vanguard Culture


Freelance Artist Resources

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

A Guide to Remote Working for Nonprofits

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

Coronavirus Tax Relief

An Artist’s Guide to Finances & Taxes

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

Free Software Access to Adobe and Avid During COVID-19 Shift

Free access to Moog and Korg synth apps – for musicians stuck at home

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


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

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

“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

Watch these BINGE-WORTHY FLICKS FOR MUSEUM LOVERS

7 Movies Every Theater Person Should Watch While Stuck at Home

Enjoy acoustic sessions with some of the West End and Broadway’s leading lights by following @WestEndSession West End Acoustic : The Quarantine Sessions

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

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

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

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


Here’s How You Should Support Independent Musicians Right Now

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 California Arts Council’s survey of the arts field at-large to gather data on the potential financial impacts of this public health emergency.

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


Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China

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

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.