Rube Goldberg Inc. wants to see your take on hand washing

Washing your hands is simple, right? It’s a familiar task we do almost on autopilot: soap, water, 30 seconds, and you’re done. However, Jennifer George, the granddaughter of famed cartoonist Rube Goldberg, wants to make it more complicated, in the name of fun. George has put out a call to families to think up the […]

Artist Relief offers $10 million in grants to US artists during the time of COVID-19

Navigating COVID-19 is stressful, no matter how you cut it. A main worry for many is how to stay afloat, financially, during such an uncertain time, and for artists, the path forward might seem tumultuous. Historically, tough times have led to incredible creative spurts and the general public have looked to artists and their creations […]

How the iconic coronavirus illustration came to be

What’s red, orange, yellow, and grey all over? That’s right, the illustration for the novel coronavirus. It’s an image that has been used time and time again around the world as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. Newspapers, media sources, and TV broadcasts, alike, have relied on the image to help raise awareness for the virus and […]

The Getty called and the people answered: thousands recreate famous artworks from the comfort of home

The Getty put out a call to the people and boy have the people responded. On March 25th, the museum sent out a Tweet accompanied by an Instagram post challenging people everywhere to recreate some of their favourite artworks while they isolate at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s one of many ways that people […]

10 orchestras and choirs making sure the show goes on while social distancing

In some ways, social distancing has brought us together. Within the space of a few weeks, FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, Google Hangout, and a plethora of other video chats have made the distance feel a little less daunting. Birthdays have been virtually celebrated, trips to the pub have been simulated, and loved ones have been able […]

The Social Distancing Festival- an international platform of connection

We’ve been seeing an uptick in digital content consumption in the wake of the global COVID-19 crisis. And with the nigh-impossible feat of viewing art in person right now, artists of every discipline have been experiencing cancellations, rescheduling, and general losses on their projects. But necessity is the mother of invention, and one Canadian playwright […]

Smartify bringing art to the people for free during the time of COVID-19

Visiting a museum is simply off the table for the foreseeable future for many of us around the world. Everything feels uncertain – for museum-goers, those working in the art sector, and artists alike. To help bring art to the masses, though, is Smartify, an app that was created to provide more information but now […]