Covid-19 Creativity Initiatives
Covid-19 Creativity Initiatives

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When your community arts centre is closed due to physical distancing measures, how do you respond? The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge has harnessed the creative powers of their staff to reach out beyond the walls of Casa and the 7 Street office.

MONDAY
AAC Artist Spotlights on social media connect artists in their community. Lethbridge artists, musicians, writers, poets, actors, singers across all disciplines are eligible to participate! To be included, please email galleryassistant@artslethbridge.org

TUESDAY
Mi Casa es Su Casa – Debuting Tuesday, May 5 and Tuesdays following, the AAC and Casa will be hosting on-line art classes aimed at kids 6 – 12 years of age on YouTube at noon. A limited number of free art kits will be made available to help families that may not have supplies at home. Call 403-327-2272 between 10am & 2pm to inquire about kit availability and to book curbside pick-up.

WEDNESDAY
The AAC social media is all about art documentaries with a local mini-documentary about themes and exhibitions in Lethbridge during the day. In the evenings starting, April 29, the AAC will be Keeping it Real: Art Docs from Around the World on YouTube at 7pm. International directors have given us permission for special screenings on YouTube. Each movie will only be screened once and then removed!  See list of films attached.

THURSDAY
Sees the return of ART/WORK: Professional Development with Proposal Writing given by Mary-Anne McTrowe May 7 at 6pm in partnership with ATB Entrepreneur Centre. This webinar will let artists of all skill levels and disciplines plan for the future by working on their artist resumes, biographies and portfolios. Connect via Zoom link, open to all.

FRIDAY
Show off! Share a piece of original art you live with every day in Compelling Collections features on social media! Any Lethbridgian can submit a short cell phone video of their favourite piece of original art in their homes. Email videos to galleryassistant@artslethbridge.org

SATURDAY
Isolation Art Tour YQL! On the weekends go for a drive around town and take in art shared in windows and back alleys by local artists. Each weekend will be different and artists can add themselves to the map. We encourage participants to keep physical distancing and all traffic laws in mind when visiting neighbourhoods and seeing local art. Visit  https://bit.ly/isolationarttour to download the map and plan your neighbourhood tour. See art, be safe!

SUNDAY
A thematic prompt is shared each Sunday encouraging families to be creative with decorated windows, chalk drawing or a funny sculpture in the yard. Submit your creativity to the map.  Be sure to maintain proper physical distancing while taking a walk through your neighbourhood throughout the week.