Working Online COVID-19 Resources

If you have links to articles, resources and other materials that you think may be useful to the arts and culture sector in Alaska as we navigate the current circumstances, please contact ASCA Community Arts Program Director Charlie Sears at charles(dot)sears(at)alaska.gov. Stay well, and we are grateful for all that you do! (lastest update: 4/1/2020 – Resources are ordered from newest to oldest)


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Webinars + Connecting
Working Online


Tools

  • Zoom – Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars https://zoom.us/

Practices

  • National Endowment for the Arts – Resources to help Ensure Accessibility of Your Virtual Events for People with DisabilitiesSince the start of the current COVID-19 crisis, artists and arts and culture organizations have been proactive in reaching out to their audiences and communities with webinars, live-streamed performances, and virtual visual art collections and museum tours. We wanted to take this moment to remind cultural organizations of the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities are able to access these invaluable resources. https://www.akarts.org/wp-content/uploads/NEA-Office-of-Accessibility_Accessibility-Resources.pdf
  • Creative Capital – Thinking About Livestreaming as an Artist? Read This FirstIn light of the COVID-19 outbreak, many artists are turning to live streaming—some for the first time—to present their work. We reached out to Creative Capital Awardee Yara Travieso and Brighid Greene who gained a lot of first-hand experience for using live streaming platforms. In 2017, they explored all the options to present a live stream version of the Creative Capital Project, La Medea, an immersive musical performance that reimagines Euripides tragedy as alive broadcast Latin-disco-pop variety show.  https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/27/thinking-about-livestreaming-as-an-artist-read-this-first/

Knowledge 

  • How to Transition to a Virtual Workplace Overnight from Fractured Atlas – An article from Fractured Atlas—an organization providing tools and guidance to working artists—on the process of shifting work online, from the perspective of how the organization moved to an entirely virtual workplace. https://blog.fracturedatlas.org/expedited-transition-virtual-workplace