This article was originally written by Barbara Stcherbatcheff and published on April 7, 2020 by The World Economic Forum
Artists around the world are adapting to shutdowns by swapping physical performance spaces for virtual ones.
Social distancing comes at a great price for both artists and audiences.
Artists are finding creative ways to keep people connected during a pandemic that keeps us apart.
The arts world, from your couch
American children’s book illustrator and artist Carson Ellis started a quarantine art club on Instagram with daily assignments for people stuck at home.
Musicians from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra embraced technology to record a virtual rendition of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from their homes.
“We’re adjusting to a new reality and we’ll have to find solutions in order to support each other,” the musicians said in their video, which had over 2 million views in less than two weeks.
“Creative forces help us, let’s think outside of the box and use innovation to keep our connection and make it work, together. Because if we do it together, we’ll succeed.”