Artists, Art, and the Coronavirus, CVOID-19

As a means to collect all the info I’ve been seeing scrolling across my devices, I offer this blog post. I’ll update it periodically as I see new resources. To other artists or to those who rely on the gig economy, we’ll get through this together. In the meantime, I’m exuding love to all.  COVID-19 & Freelance Artists and Writers, CANUCK EDITION


This is a chance for the world to see how much it relies on art and everyone involved in the art world. 


This is a bit of a mish-mash of places you can watch/experience beautiful art, as well as online teaching and learning resources. 



Places you can stream performances/art:

Your Favourite Artists – check out your fav artists’ Facebook pages and Insta – they might be posted video content and/or hosting live-streamed concerts or mini concerts! 

Here’s a comprehensive list of free opera streaming by

The Social Distancing Festival. This is a very cool initiative by Nick Green in Toronto. You can stream performances here and submit performances for streaming! Super cool. And, bonus, CANCON 🙂

The Metropolitan Opera And here’s their schedule!

The Berliner Philharmoniker has made their streaming service free for 30 days!

12 famous museums with virtual tours


Teaching online:

NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) – Emergency NATS Chat Calming the Coronavirus Crisis and Taking Your Teaching Online 

Musical Theatre Online Teaching Webinar by MTEA (Musical Theater Educators’ Alliance) – Teaching Music Online 101 

These and more are beautifully listed on Shannon Coates’ blog in her post stay calm & pivot

Here is a list of pianists who will record accompaniment tracks for you!

If you don’t have the ability to hire a pianist to give you tracks, you can check out