How COVID-response online arts are still thriving

Lockdowns may be behind us, but audiences continue to engage in online arts, with some surprising trends emerging.
someone at a laptop looking at online art for purchase

COVID-19 saw a huge shift as in-person events were forced to pivot to become online arts events.

As Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair (DAAF) Foundation Executive Director Claire Summers recalls the early weeks of the pandemic, when she and her team worked overtime to take their massive annual arts event online, the memories still spark a strong response.

‘I think we’ve only just stopped twitching from the experience,’ she laughs.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Unlock this content?

Access this content and more

ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).