Looking for things to keep you busy while at home?
Broward’s arts and cultural organizations offer an array of virtual events, tours, and downloadable resources that are great ways to stimulate your mind, supplement your new home-school program, or explore places you’ve never been.
In celebration of their 30th birthday, Ashanti Cultural Arts is offering a series of virtual classes including audio engineering, dance, literacy, wellness including gardening, cooking, and yoga, and art classes based on adjunctive therapy starting September through June2021. To register for these classes you can visit their website here.
Inside Out Theatre Company is offering virtual Fall classes starting September 8, 2020 for ages pre-school through adults. For more information and to register you can visit their website here.
Stranahan House Museum UPDATED
Stranahan House has created an expanded selection of virtual and in-person programs to educate, entertain, and support you – everything from field trips for virtual classrooms, private in-person tours for your family returning in September, and online monthly happy hours. For more information, visit their website.
Local artisan market, Sunny Side Up, has launched a virtual market, which is updated daily and will be live on their website until the next market (tentatively scheduled for June 14
FATVillage Arts District is hosting live virtual artist talks on the Facebook page, as well as promoting local artist residents and local businesses in their district.
Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is offering a virtual walkthrough of their space that you can view at any time on their YouTube channel here.
48-Hour Film Project has launched a special fun challenge for film makers to exercise their creativity during quarantine called ‘Stuck at Home 48’. Participants can also sign up for the Animation Project, a timed creation of an animated short that will be entered into the 48-Hour Film contest.
The Frank Art Gallery is hosting a free virtual series “From the Frank to You”, a free virtual series hosted Monday through Friday focusing on a variety of programs including drawing and painting, print making, kids’ corner and story time, and a lecture series. You can see all the dates and programs on the link here.
Slow Burn Theatre is hosting Elder Arts Workshops, which provide the senior community with opportunity to participate in virtual workshops that compliment Slow Burn Theatre Company’s musical productions. You can see more information and workshops on their website here.
Fountainhead Residency & Studio is hosting Artists Open Online, with feature virtual artist visits and studio tours of their current residents. You can join them on Instagram Live and receive updates to their programming by subscribing here.
The Adrienne Arsht Center is hosting ARSHT@HOME, a new online program that brings the best of Miami’s artistic community directly to you. Every week, the city’s top musicians, actors, writers, visual artists, dancers, and signers will create and share work that you can watch at any time. You can learn more on their website here.
The Florida Grand Opera is hosting FGO GO, a series of recorded concerts featuring the company’s emerging artists performing highlights from Verdi’s Rigoletto and Cimarosa’s El Matrimonio Secreto. You can watch the concerts through the link here.
Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood is bringing its beloved art, food, entertainment, and wellness experiences closer to home with their #WynAtHome series. This series hosted on Instagram and Facebook will share live videos, stories, and never-before-seen content with its follower. You can view the content and keep updated through the link here.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is sharing videos of their past performances with everyone who subscribes to their mailing list, as well as through their social media posts on Instagram. You can see more and learn more and subscribe through their website here.
Broward Cultural Division artist grantee Edison Peñafiel will be showcasing his artwork from May 9th to the 25th in the virtual art exhibit Sempiterno. You can view his artwork here, as well as attend the virtual exhibit opening which will be broadcasted on May 9th as well.
Cultural Heritage Alliance Tours is offering complimentary virtual tours showcasing the rich cultural heritage throughout South Florida. Enjoy the virtual experiences with your family and friends through their website here.
YAA At Home, a center for downloadable content and virtual tours that will keep your kids busy, including:
- Virtual Museum Tours to explore the museum at home with interactive 360 views of each unique gallery space and clickable content
- YAA Museum iSpy 360, an adventure through YAA while learning new vocabulary words
- Collaborative YAYA Design Challenge, a downloadable printable activity where kids can email a photo of their completed design for a chance to be posted on the museum’s Facebook page
- Character Creation Challenge & Coloring Book, a downloadable printable activity by special guest artist David Anasagasti
IS Projects is hosting a virtual artwalk on their website here, and many online/live hands-on art workshops, as well as a virtual tour of The Mechanical Bride, their current exhibition featuring textile-based works from artists Sasha Baskin and Christina Humphreys. You can tour the exhibition virtually on their website here.
Broward’s own Black Violin is presenting digital master classes. There will be new videos every Tuesday and Friday @ 2pm for the next six weeks. Black Violin on YouTube
The Museum of Discovery and Science will send educational videos, activities and programming to you every morning. Subscribe to their newsletter to get all the information sent to your mailbox or view IMAX movies you can rent at home here. MODS has also created a partnership with Broward County Schools to create online curriculum for students. You can read more about that partnership and it’s curriculum here.
Explore the arts in South Florida with Video on Demand options hosted by Art Hive Magazine co-publishers; first episode “Warehouse Wonderland” here.
Broward County Libraries will keep you and your family stocked with reading and educational materials. You can access free eBooks & eAudiobooks on their website here. Scroll through to pick a book, join a discussion, or listen to author interviews.
The Broward Center is offering online performing arts classes and content Monday through Friday on singing, dancing, and acting, with special guests and Broadway professionals. You can learn more about their classes and programs on their website here.
History Fort Lauderdale has created an entire series of lectures that highlights the challenges, achievements, and discoveries about Fort Lauderdale area and gives insight to the future, all uploaded for you to view at your leisure here.
Artserve is hosting their resident artists and various programming on Facebook Live throughout April and May. Join them for virtual events including artist talks, Meditation Mondays, Workshop Wednesdays, and more here.
Florida Children’s Theatre is offering age-appropriate programs via Zoom:
- Storybook Adventures Online: Virtual Creative Drama, a story time recommended for children pre-k through 2nd grade on Tuesdays and Saturday
- Acting in Commercials, offered on Wednesdays in April for children grades 3-6
- All the World’s a Tiktok Musical, offered on Thursdays with a new musical every week
- For more information, click here.
The Coral Springs Museum of Art is offering their exhibitions virtually on their website, including their Mickey Hart exhibition, as well as virtual programming titled “Artfull Saturday” This programming will do live hands-on crafts and creations on Saturdays on their Facebook here.
FLIFF Virtual Cinema is a Pay Per View Program where you can pay between $5 – $18 to see a film, during a 48 – 72-hour period. This is a new way for audiences to safely watch latest releases during this time while also supporting local, independent theaters. View what’s streaming here.
Local artisan market, Sunny Side Up, has launched a virtual market, which is updated daily and will be live on their website until the next market (tentatively scheduled for June 14.
World-renowned marine artist, conservationist and scientist Dr. Guy Harvey is helping families stay engaged, entertained and educated while they spend time at home during COVID-19 with two free programs, including educational videos on GuyHarvey.com and marine-inspired art instruction sessions on Facebook Live Monday-Friday at 11AM. You can learn more and access educational resources here.
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is offering virtual classes on his expeditions, insights, and art techniques for families on Facebook Live. These free sessions will be hosted with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live on Tuesday and Saturdays.
Florida Grand Opera is hosting a virtual opera experience every week on their website. Opera lovers, families, teachers, and students enjoy all aspects of opera including highlights from Rigoletto and El Matrimonio Secreto (The Secret Marriage).
Butterfly World has created an activity book to provide an opportunity to integrate the study of butterflies into your learn-from-home curriculum. With lessons for all ages, you can click here to access the book and learn more.
Sarah Glass Ceramics is offering no-contact pickup of take-home clay pot kits for kids. Children can create at home and then drop off at the studio to have them fired and glazed. Learn how here.
South Florida PBS Kids is hosting a 24/7 children’s television channel which includes live-streaming platforms, making it easy for children to watch their favorite series and educational videos. For more information and to access their videos click here.
The Norton Museum of Art is hosting their Lecture Series on the Museum of Architecture on their Youtube channel here, among other resources in their #NortonFromHome program. You can visit their #NortonFromHome page here for things like at-home art project instruction and teacher resources.
The Lighthouse Art Center is offering live virtual classes for students to learn how to create art with instructors in their homes. Class offerings include various forms of ceramics, drawing, jewelry, and painting. You can learn more about these classes and register on their website here.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is offering free content on their website for you to access as your leisure. Updated with new information regularly, you can continue to revisit their page to engage with the community they have hosted there. To see the virtual space, click here.
New World Symphony is debuting a web-based series called NWS Archive+, a moderated discussion with the New World Symphony Fellows, Alumni, guest artists, and visiting faculty on the recorded performance from their archives. New World Symphony is also hosting Live From Our Living Room, a live, informal chamber music concert performed on Fridays at 7PM from musicians homes in Miami Beach on their Facebook here. You can read more about what they’re offering and receive updates here.
Miami-based Brazilian artist Romero Britto is offering free downloable coloring books for people of all ages on his website here. Print the page and snap a picture of it to post to Instagram with the hashtag #HappyArtBritto to have your coloring page featured on his feed.
Starting March 30, the Betsy Hotel and the FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios have partnered on an Arts Salon Programs to host weekly installments of a new online interactive art salon series call “Zen and the Art of….” which features talks and performances by some of the most innovative artists of today. These talks will be held on Zoom and you can RSVP to attend by emailing here. Details >
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is offering virtual tours of their exhibits as they stay committed to the community by remaining “open” virtually. You can see more information and tours on their website here.
The Phillip and Patricia Frost Science Museum is offering Frost Science@Home, a virtual series featuring facts and spotlights on their programming that you can access from home, including Miko, the Loggerhead Turtle, and their learning resources and activities. You can see more on their website here.
The Bass Museum of Art is hosting artist interviews and talks as well as virtual tours of their space on their website. You can also access a variety of lesson plans, activity guides, coloring pages, and even their Art Camp from Home program through their site in case you need any planning assistance for the week with your kids. For more information and access, click here.
Miami New Drama is offering free digital sessions of their MasteMiND Class, a series of acting, writing, and directing sessions hosted by award-winning artists. You can learn more and RSVP for their writing class here, their acting class here, and their directing class here.
The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami is hosting all the artwork that they have on display on their website so you can get a (virtual) up-close-and-personal look. You can see their collection on their website here.
WLRN is now offering a daily ‘At-home Learning’ segment from 8AM to 6PM, with teaching session segmented throughout the day and geared towards different ages. Educators and parents can access supplemental lesson plans and curriculum materials. For more information, visit the link here.
Florida’s alliance for arts education presents Interactive Academy of Performing Arts, a free digital platform that allows teachers to provide arts and arts integrated instruction to students in several formats.
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