What's Happening Now in the Arts Community

Since all exhibition and performance activites have been cancelled due to COVID-19 we have changed this page to reflect online access to activites and virtual events of interest.

We invite your contributions with a link and brief introduction sent to us at New Hope Arts. 

Anne Spencer, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, Nella Larsen, and Alain Locke (all images courtesy the United States Postal Service)

NEW! The USPS is honoring Harlem Renaissance artists with these new stamps.

NEW! This new game reflects our collective anixety about the quarantine.

NEW! Climate change clues hidden in art history.

Bright tape is being used in Singapore to promote social distancing.

This beautiful building in China is made out of hundreds of rainbow glass panels.

Take a look at Felipe Pantone's hypnotic kinetic sculpture Subtractive Variability Manipulable 3.

Watch these three penguins visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

How artists have portrayed epidemics over the centuries.

This artist is able to seemlessly combine wood and aluminum to make sleek furniture.

Transform your photo in the style of an iconic artist with this new app.

Artists are connecting with the help of Animal Crossing.

Artist Ýrúrarí Jóhannsdóttir took mask-making to the extreme with these humorous masks.

The internet got really creative with their recreations of Met Gala fashion.

Join Foodie Friday with the Michener and learn how art, food, and community intersect.

Check out how French artist Guillaume Legros made this 3,000-square meters work on a hill in Switzerland.

Learn about the fascinating conspiracy theory surrounding the Venus de Milo.

You should also check out:

Sad and Useless Recreate Art  PPE Portrait Project  Diving Board Podcast  Bucks County Free Library activity sheet  NYFA's Immigrant Artist Program  #CreepiestObject  Disease and Fashion ♦ Barnes Foundation ♦ The People's Paper Project



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We Are One: A Global Film Festival

NEW! The We Are One: A Global Film Festival features free films to watch between May 29 and June 7.

This virtual exhibition focuses on printmaker and illustrator Wanda Gág.

The E-Motionø Support Group presents short animations to make you feel good.

Take a tour of the Museum of Chinese in America and add your story to the MOCA OneWorld COVID-19 Special Collection.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is honoring nurses and doctors with this new virtual exhibition.

Watch The Ghosts of Ravenswood Manor performed at The Ritz Theatre in 2019.

Check out these short films from the vaults at The Met.

Juilliard released this socially distanced performance of "Bolero" and it is beautiful. 

The Riverfront Renaissance Center is showcasing this virtual exhibitionupdated as entries received.

The Montclair Art Museum has a whole series of virtual tours led by the museum's curators.

The Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition is virtual this year.

Get an in-depth look at the The Victoria and Albert Museum's fashion collection with these online exhibitions.

Check out Portraits of African Americans at the National Portrait Gallery.

You should also check out:

Google Arts and Culture ♦ Explorations in Felt ♦ Andy Warhol exhibition ♦ Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House ♦ Robot Tour of Hastings Contemporary ♦ Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam ♦ Taiwan's National Palace Museum ♦ MICA Grad Show 2020  Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics ♦ Black Maria Virtual Film Festival ♦ The Pew Center for the Arts and Heritage's list ♦ Rowan University Art Gallery ♦ NJPAC in Your Living Room ♦ Brandywine Conservancy and & Museum of Art 


Part of Exquisitely Connected from Monmouth Arts.

NEW! Become a part of the digital community mural, Exquisitely Connected, at Monmouth Arts. 

NEW! Families can work together to create art with these workshops from Wheaton Arts.

do it (home) has some unique projects suggested by artists from around the world.

Join the next series of the American Craft Forum.

Take a Modern Dance class with the Center for Modern Dance Education (all ages and abilities).

Download a coloring page from The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art's collection.

Learn how to make a Recycled Materials Bird or Bugwith the Montclair Art Museum.

Sign up for one of these  taught by professional artists.

Join the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Lead Teaching Artist Madeline Garcia for a Virtual Fold-Along—a free book arts lesson for kids of all ages! 

Magic Arts Studio has Art Kits to Go and instructor Leanne Purkis is providing free art lessons.

Learn how to paint with watercolors with instructor Robert Sussna.

Have fun with these wild coloring pages and activity sheets from Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

Join the Art Faceoff at the Newark Museum- a new challenge posted every Monday.

Make art with the Hopewell Valley Arts Council's Daily Dose of Art.

You should also check out:

Public Domain Coloring Book ♦ Alexander McQueen ♦ American Craft Council ♦ 3 Kid-Friendly Projects ♦ ICU posters ♦ Craft Contemporary ♦ Fleisher From a Distance ♦ Clay at Home 


Artist Relief Project

NEW! NYFA is offering online legal workshops in May and June to help working artists and emerging artists.

Join the waitlist to receive funding from the Artist Relief Tree. (or donate here)

Hyperallergic is looking for queer art workers to submit their work in honor of Pride Month.

Black Cube is inviting artists to sumbit sketches for a cash reward ($650) and inclusion in an online "zine". (deadline June 5)

Check out the COVID-19 & Freelance Artists page for a list of resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

The Tri-State Relief Fund provides $2,000 to non-salaried workers in the arts (including artists) who live in CT, NY, or NJ. (Next round opens June 2).

All artists are encouraged to apply for a microgrant from 30Amp.

COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL- funding for individual artists as well as small arts and culture organizations (applications open on April 13 and accepted on a rolling basis, subject to available funds)  

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19

Women painters are encouraged to apply for the Bennett Prize, which awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own traveling solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings. (applications are due Oct. 16, 2020)

The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Emergency Artist Fund provides assistance to musicians and other performing artists facing the unexpected hardship of lost income from canceled shows and/or classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (NY and NJ artists)

The Artist Relief Project will provide applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis with a one-time emergency stipend of $200 and free resources and support to pursue alternative economic opportunities.

The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations accepted here.

Applications are now being accepted for the Museum of Arts & Design's 2021 Burke Prize(5/31/2020 deadline)

You should also check out:

NYFA emergency grants ♦ Americans for the Arts ACTION Fund ♦ Philadelphia Photo Arts Center ♦ Regional Call to Artists