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Covid-19 Responses and Activities for the Art/Law Network Community and Beyond!

Here we are going to put together spaces where network members can meet in one way or another, either creatively or just to get support during these strange times.

Please remember to stay safe and follow the WHO guidelines and those in your country of residence.

SketchPad Inspired by Mocksim

Network member Mocksim has been developing a Lockdown Sketchpad that anyone can add their doodles too.  Please add yours as well!

We would also like to start a similar one, art/law related if possible!  Off you go guys!

Art/Law Poetry Lock Down

Here we will be having some Art/Law poetry sessions online!

A Room with a View

We are now dedicating our forum to posts from any of you in the network who want to share their work, their art, their ‘Rooms with a View’, their ways of  getting through, whatever you wish whilst we are all social-distancing and in self-isolation!

Send in the view from your room, whilst isolating, and we will put them all together in a gallery!

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Coronavirus: The social events you can join from your sofa


128 Elsewhere unites six MA Fine Art Students in a period of unprecedented uncertainty.




Fundraiser: Covid Impact Fund for Artists with a TS postcode

Provide hardship funds for artists, cultural workers, practitioners & creative freelancers who can’t work during this time or have been affected by cancellations or other impacts

Kim Plowright


UK Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resources List

I’m helping to collate this – it’s grown from the excellent US version. Do please share it with your networks! (Also – what hashtags are people using to coordinate creative activity at the moment? Let me know!)

This document is a collection of links to resources to help freelance creatives and artists during the current COVID-19 pandemic. It is the UK version of the original American / International list, we just moved to our own site to make life easier for the team in the US.

This document will be updated frequently. It was most recently updated on Sunday 22nd March, 2020. You can share this list using the URL


We have made 3 recent issues of Art Monthly available for free in their entirety via our digital partner, Exact Editions. You can read these issues either online or through the ‘Exactly’ iOS/Android app – we recommend the app on an iPad. Happy reading!

Outdoor Sound for Indoor Listening

Julia Schauerman is going to record birdsong every day, for people who are stuck inside.

Euler room @EulerRoom

Nonstop stream of performances etc from the worldwide livecode community coming up, tune in between 19-22 March for 190+ half hour streams


Interactive artists building living installations in pixels and light. Digital ecosystems. Microworlds. Superorganisms. Margate.

I’ll be online-sharing experiments in our domestic digital ecosystem

Dance Is…

Kinda poetic we think. Add your own ‘Dance is…’ to the thread and let’s make one long poem.

Artist Support Pledge

These paintings are all available – DM me.

Matthew Burrows has instigated


It’s a simple concept

Post images of your work you are willing to sell for £200 each inc shipping.

If you reach £1000 of sales you pledge to buy another artist’s work for £200



IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! @JoyceDiDonato & #PiotrBeczała sang excerpts from Massenet’s ‘Werther’ at home to raise money for artists who are affected by cancellations due to COVID-19. You can watch the entire performance on @YouTube!

Samuel West


I heard it was an emergency, so I emerged.

As an actor, I can’t do much without face to face contact. But I can read verse. If me reading a particular poem would make you happy, let me know and I’ll post it on


I’ll try and do at least one a day x

Painting of the Day #PaintBritain


Handwashing (but as far as I could see no mention of who the artist is)


Not everything on Google Maps is what it seems

Planning for corona virus (COVID-19) online briefing

Tomorrow we are hosting a free online briefing for members which will explore ways to move teaching online quickly and effectively. Topics will be most relevant for curriculum managers, heads of e-learning, tutors, lecturers, and teaching staff



IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! @JoyceDiDonato & #PiotrBeczała sang excerpts from Massenet’s ‘Werther’ at home to raise money for artists who are affected by cancellations due to COVID-19. You can watch the entire performance on @YouTube!

Covid-19 Communication

What’s working well to motivate behavior change, what isn’t working, and what feels missing.

Google Arts & Culture Collections

English Heritage – Google Arts & Culture

Heritage on the Edge

Google Arts & Culture has launched a new online initiative calling attention to five Unesco World Heritage sites under threat from climate change. The Heritage on the Edge series reveals how rising sea levels, coastal erosion and extreme weather patterns are endangering landmarks across the world

The project, hosted on the Google Arts & Culture website and smartphone app, was created in partnership with the International Council for Museums and Sites (Icomos)—the 10,000-member professional body that advises Unesco’s World Heritage Committee—and CyArk, a California non-profit specialised in digitally mapping heritage sites through non-invasive technologies.

A whirlwind video of the State Hermitage Museum

Unrelated to the coronavirus outbreak but fortuitously timed nonetheless, this video is a five-hour-long cinematic journey through one of the world’s biggest and most visited museums.

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours…

For example, Guggenheim and the National Gallery of Art


National Gallery of Art (Washington DC)

Museé du Louvre’s Ancient Egyptian treasures

The most popular museum in the world has an excellent online offering of ways to enjoy the space without physically attending. You can delve into three of the museum’s spaces through virtual tours: you can “walk” its Ancient Egypt wing and its moat (hidden in the basement), but the online tour of the Galerie d’Apollon is a bit lo-fi (it was made in 2004, would you believe). You can click on the objects on display for a close-up look and basic information about the work.

Rembrandt and Portraiture in Amsterdam, 1590-1670, which was scheduled to end on 24 May. Now that the museum has been forced to close because of coronavirus, it has launched an online tour of the show

The Castello di Rivoli in Turin had to close just after launching three new exhibitions, and it has now released digital tours and related videos for the shows.

The Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo has announced new digital initiatives on its website and social media platforms. “Even though it’s not possible to visit Berlinde De Bruyckere’s exhibition in person, our series of daily stories posted on Instagram, Facebook and our website, will make you feel like you here,” the gallery’s website says.

The city of Galway in Ireland had planned a huge cultural programme for its year as the European Capital of Culture, but now almost all of the events have been cancelled. They have, howeverreleased a video of Savage Beauty by the Finnish artist Kari Kolaone of the most spectacular outdoor light works ever created that would have drenched a five kilometre stretch of Connemara mountain in shimmering emerald green and sapphire blue light.

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