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See & Do

Your go-to guide for arts online

Adelaide is home to a community of dedicated individuals and arts organisations who not only form the rich creative landscape of our city, but in recent weeks have also been working hard to bring arts experiences and connections into our homes.

While you might not able to visit your favourite galleries, live music venues or creative spaces just yet, here's your go-to guide for arts experiences online.

For digital exhibitions and resources

The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) are channelling energy into their online space, creating digital experiences for their usual programs including START and Neo, plus virtual tours of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres, AGSA exhibitions and their collection.

fine print magazine have created INTERIORS, a specially commissioned and free to access digital edition which delves into the world of local artists and creators making art while in isolation.

Get to know Adelaide through the Adelaidia website and app, and uncover stories of the city's people, places and communities.

JamFactory are promoting their online shop to support independent artists and designers, plus you can check out the latest issue of Marmalade which is now available online for a variety of inspiring and uplifting industry content.

This city-based creative hub and gallery space has gone digital with virtual gallery walk-throughs, artist spotlights and an online shop so you can purchase directly from their artists. As part of their 2020 programming and residency program, The Bait Fridge's 'Art Basics' publication can viewed online.

Explore MOD.'s latest online platform, LIFE INTERRUPTED. This growing exhibition hosts your favourite interactive elements from previous exhibitions, and fosters social experiences through initiatives such as MOD.TV and their collaborative virtual garden MOD.craft: LIFE AFTER.

Tune into conversations between artists and curators on Samstag Museum's ON ART Podcast, and explore the 2020 Adelaide//International through essays by Robert Cook, Ross Gibson, Rachel Hurst, Gillian Brown and Andy Butler.

The South Australian Museum Content for Connection page has everything you need for a virtual trip to the museum, including an online tour, collection information, curated content from recent exhibitions and educational resources for kids.

From 5 to 20 June, Adelaide Cabaret Festival are creating a cabaret lounge for you at home, with a digital mini festival showcasing bite-sized clips from their 2020 program artists.

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For your listening pleasure

Settle in with Adelaide Festival's comprehensive archive of podcasts, featuring their 2020 season of talks and forums.

Waltz into the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's Virtual Concert Hall and experience a showcase of online recitals created especially for you at home.

Enjoy the luxury of a concert livestream every Friday at lunchtime, presented by the the faculty and students of the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Thanks to Knock Off Sessions you can get your gig fix twice a week, with live tunes streamed straight to your living room.

Stay in the loop with Adelaide's livestream scene and check out upcoming gigs with Music SA's Live Streaming Guide.

Shimmy into your Saturday night with local cabaret performer Michaela Burger's weekly Sequin Sessions at 7.30 pm. Don't forget to wear your sequins!

Treat yourself to some mid-week tunes and head over to Sparkke's Facebook page for a livestreamed gig every Thursday night.

Accompany your time at home with this sublime playlist of music and podcasts curated by members of State Opera SA.

Each week The Jade and Sunny Side Uploads are releasing live gigs online, which you can later find on their Youtube Channel.

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For creating at home

With the offer of free registrations and online exhibitions, SALA is more accessible than ever. Be an artist or audience member for this seasons festival, and jump into an exhibition, talk, tour, or studio visit this August.

Get inspired to pick up your uke with a Youtube channel full of lessons and performances thanks to the Ukulele Death Squad.

Hone your craft with Writers SA's upcoming series of online writing workshops with leading authors (including Benjamin Law), or book a phone or Zoom consultation to chat 1:1 with an expert about all things writing and publishing.

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For fun with kids

Patch Theatre have released an online activity page filled with fun and educational projects to try at home such as paper crafts, shadow drawing and story time.

Windmill are shining the spotlight on storytelling at home with their online platform for kids and families. Get moving with a Grug-inspired dance workout or settle in for some animated storytelling with their team of artists.

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For industry support

City of Adelaide recognises the important role that creativity and culture can play in the social, wellbeing, economic development and experience of the community. Arts and Cultural Grants will re-open in the coming weeks for projects in 2020/21. In the meantime, Council is happy to receive any grant inquiries for future projects in 2020/21. Please contact Case Management Officers to discuss project dates and funding opportunities. For more information visit Arts & Cultural Grants.

The Guildhouse Community Resource Hub and website is the go-to for local visual artists, craftspeople and designers with the latest industry news, free resources (including the Artists Toolkit), call outs, and grants and funding opportunities.

The SA Film Corporation are redirecting funding to support local SA creatives, film companies, producers and the games sector. Support includes business mentoring, an apprentice program in partnership with Mercury Cinema, and targeted development funding for SA producers, companies and key creatives.