Your guide to staying inspired and creative during isolation

After seven long weeks of isolation many organisations have successfully pivoted to digital. Here's a guide to some great virtual exhibitions, online activities and courses, all just a mouse-click away. Even in times of social distancing – the arts should have no limits.
There are new ways to connect and experience great art emerging every day. While we may be physically isolated from friends, family and collaborators, artists always find a way to adapt to a crisis – especially online.

Digital not only connects us socially; it’s also the domain to which so many artists and arts organisations are now turning in order to connect with audiences and collaborators.

From online tutorials to help you skill up from the comfort of your own lounge room, and webinars and streaming services which inform and entertain, through to a stimulating array of resources designed to educate your children, here’s a guide to some of the many digital arts activities which just a mouse-click away.

Study Online at Australia’s Premier Screen Arts and Broadcast School

Australia’s Premier Screen Arts and Broadcast School, AFTRS has a range of film, screen and radio courses from introductory skills for beginners right through to advanced development for industry professionals. Support your creative ambitions and enrol today.

NIDA short courses for children and young people now online!

Ignite their imagination and revitalise their creativity with NIDA Open courses for children and young people – now online! Led by expert tutors, disciplines include acting and audition preparation, TV presenting and more, with new classes released over the coming weeks.

ATYP Online 

As many of us have felt the world get smaller during the COVID-19 crisis, ATYP is opening its digital doors so young people can stay involved in our drama workshops, making sure the world they inhabit remains creative, imaginative and big.

Museums Victoria: Museum at Home

Museums Victoria has curated their best online content for you to enjoy from home. Check out the latest from Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum. You can find curriculum-aligned education programs developed by teachers, that explore a weekly museum theme throughout the term with content related to science, humanities and STEM.

#ArtsInIsolation at Bunjil Place

Introducing #ArtsInIsolation, an online digital project at Bunjil Place that’s set to serve amazing arts experiences straight to your home. Explore the latest exhibition in the Gallery, enjoy a special stage performance with the family, or try a new craft in online workshops and art activities.

Exhibitions Online at Bendigo Art Gallery

BAG is bringing their exhibitions online including Ross Taylor’s ‘Field notes’ and the Bessie Davidson and Sally Smart Exhibition. Experience walk throughs, artist and curator talks, artwork discussions, 360 degree views, workshops, art at home activities and more.

Botanicus Fantasticus

Fox Galleries is proud to present Botanicus Fantasticusa new body of work by accomplished Australian artist Mark Schaller.See works from the exhibition and accompanying publication. Botanicus Fantasticus, Autumn; the first in the Modern Seasons, the great curve publication series navigating the four seasons in response to abstracted time in 2020.

Penrith Conservatorium takes their private music lessons online!

Learn music online from Penrith Conservatorium’s expert music teachers while you stay home and stay safe! From Term 2, weekly lessons will be via Zoom, Skype or Facetime. Students are eligible for free online concert practice and music appreciation webinars.

Arts and Design courses now with study at home options 

Now’s a great opportunity to study design fundamentals, fashion, animation, interior decoration and business skills for creatives. Through Holmesglen you can gain a Certificate qualification and experience with the latest media and technology in a professional context. Plus, connect with industry and undertake internships.


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery has launched a series of engaging online content for you to explore, learn, and get creative! 2020 marks 30 years since BRAG opened at its current site. Stay tuned to #BRAGSocial and visit their social channels on Instagram Facebook and BRAG Website.

Digital Programs for Artists with Disability

Keep your arts practice alive from home with Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Art Life program for artists with disability. Explore a range of digital services including mentorship, art project consultations and online workshops facilitated by professional artists.
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