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 launched a digital initiative to help contemporary artists stay connected with audiences and community. Artists from anywhere in the world were 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 encouraged 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. 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. The deadline for submitting artworks was May 31, but a selection of the submissions will be shared on our social media and website for the time of the gallery closure.
A project by 516 ARTS. To see what else we do, check 516arts.org