In response to the current global COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in the temporary closure of 516 ARTS and cultural institutions around the world, we have launched a digital initiative to help contemporary artists stay connected with audiences and community. Artists from anywhere in the world are invited to participate in our digital project by sharing their work in order to help maintain their daily practices, cope with challenges, and stay inspired.
We encourage artists in all media to submit one item of their own original work – including visual art, videos of performances, creative writing, interviews, and pictures of their studio/workspace. 516 ARTS will feature a selection of the submissions on our social media and website for the duration of our closure, along with images and content selected by our staff. As this time is fluid and fluctuating, so is this project, and 516 ARTS is designing it based on changing needs. We hope this will be a generative, positive, and inspirational space for both artists and audiences.
Museum from Home: The Resilience Project is curated by the staff of 516 ARTS and will continue through May 31 or as long as 516 ARTS’ physical venue is closed to the public.
A project by 516 ARTS. To see what else we do, check 516arts.org