COVID-19 means that many creative workers, freelancers and businesses may be at home for the foreseeable.
The creative community is still very much there for each other, albeit from a distance. So, it is time to take our usual gatherings, activities and support network online. The spirit of creativity and collaboration will continue on the web.
We’ve started this list of online tools, resources and activities which will hopefully help you through this unprecedented time and maintain your creativity.
Help us grow this list by letting us know if you have a project that you would like to add or tag @CreativeCardiff across any social network to show us what you’re up to – we will reshare any content with the creative community.
- Now in a Minute Productions – Coronalogues in a collaboration between writers and actors
- Independent Cinema Office - Freelancer or cinema worker with knowledge to share and time on your hands? Pitch an article for the ICO blog.
- Matt Joyce - Download a colouring book
- Theatre Iolo - Post daily content to keep the kids entertained
- Ocean Arts Online - Unlock your artistic side
- Claire Watson Photography - Daily photography club on Zoom
- Fio - Pen 2 Paper Challenge
- Welsh School of Architecture - Shape my Street competition
- AM – download this creative app by Pyst to enjoy, discover and share creative and cultural content
- Phrame Collective – Opportunity for photographers to get involved with an online takeover
- An Online Bank of Stories – Send a story to Lisa Heledd Jones
- Arthole Isolation Club – Register on Instagram
- ScreenSkills – BBC Writers' Room - Online workshop: creating scripts for TV
- We Are Cardiff - Contribute to their series, Letters from Cardiff in Lockdown
- Green Squirrel – Free virtual craft-along
- Literature Wales – Digital Poetry Masterclass
- National Theatre Wales - Egin: Climate Conversations / Sgyrsiau Hinsawdd
- Creative Cardiff podcasts - The Rise of the Influencer | What is it like being an Influencer? (Cymraeg) | No Funny Business | Creativity & Wellbeing | Is Creativity a Way of Life? (Cymraeg) | Women in Creative Business
- Welsh Music Podcast - Listen here
- Skwiggly Animation Film Club Podcast - Listen here
- Journos in Lockdown - A podcast by Cardiff MA Broadcast Journalism students at Cardiff University about how coronavirus has impacted the industry. *
- Google - Arts & Culture Resource
- The Guardian - Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online * (updated on 27 May)
- Anim18 - Check out the gallery
- Cardiff Animation Festival - Stay home & get animated!
- CULTVR - An online tour of Eisteddfod Gallery - Y Lle Celf (a variety of tours available on their website, including tours of Ffotogallery exhibitions)
- Wales Arts Review- DIGITHON: The online fundraising Arts Festival
- The Social Distancing Festival
- What's On Stage - Stage shows, musicals and opera you can watch online now for free
- Hijinx Online Festival – a free festival of theatre and film.
- BFI - Free collection of films to watch
- Cúirt International Festival of Culture - National Poet of Wales Ifor ap Glyn, Ciara Ní É and Pàdraig MacAoidh present new poems delving into the idea of language, from a Welsh, Scots Gaelic and Irish language perspective.
- Horizons Stream Society - Watch gigs online
- Film Hub Wales - 50 Welsh Films to Watch at Home this Weekend
- Where I'm Coming From - Free Digital Events
- Hay Festival Digital - #Imaginetheworld free to view and runs 18–31 May 2020
- Sherman Theatre - Lynn Hunter and Michael Sheen in Mum & Dad by Gary Owen
- Festival Futures: Live Music Post-Pandemic with Boomtown Fair - Webinar with Kaptin Barrett & the University of South Wales School of Music (June 10) *
- Clwb Ifor Bach - Watch Sunday Sessions *
- Visit Cardiff - TV Shows and Films Filmed in Cardiff *
- WNO - Watch WNO'S Virtual Chorus *
- National Theatre Wales – Watch the Network series - live, innovative theatre delivered via a digital stage *
- Buzz Magazine - Stay active at home
- National Dance Company Wales – Dance from home: a list of dance and yoga classes you can do online
- Poetry Wales - Full archive of digital issues free to access
- The Moon Cardiff - Online Gig Fundraiser
- Voluntary Arts – Creative Network, a daily online get-together open to anyone involved in arts, culture and creativity
If you are a creative worker, business or organisation in need of support at this time, please take a look at our COVID-19 resources list.