Digital Experiences

Niagara Arts Centre in St Catharines, Ontario. Culture Days 2019. Photo Credit: Danny Custodio

Although physical spaces may be closed during this current health crisis, the arts and culture sector continues to be brimming with amazing content. While we are more physically distant from each other, we are seeing great opportunities to connect, all through the digital sphere.

On this page you will find new ways to link to Ontario and Canada’s arts and culture community from within your own home – from new craft projects and kids activities to live-streamed performances and digital dance classes.

Check back as we continue to update this content.

We have also compiled a list of sector resources here.

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Theatre and performing arts | Literary arts | Visual art and virtual collections | Music | Dance | Film | Talks and podcasts | Kids stuff | Craft and DIY

Staff Picks

CBC Arts has launched ART UNCONTAINED, a new online initiative connecting Canadian artists and art lovers with original programming, alongside a 1$ million artist fund in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts.

★ In honour of Asian Heritage Month, the National Film Board has compiled a curated selection of films that celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent.

Theatre and performing arts

Literary arts

Visual art and virtual collections




Talks and podcasts

  • Toronto Biennial of Art has a new podcast series called Short Format, featuring interviews with Toronto-based artists
  • National Arts Centre podcasts feature exclusive interviews, insights and artistic explorations of music, theatre and dance.
  • Get some insight on what it’s like to work at the Royal Ontario Museum. Learn about some of the people who make the museum tick at ROMcast: The Uncatalogued Stories.
  • The Spacing Podcast discusses urban curiosities around Toronto.
  • Citizens of Craft Podcast hosted by the Canadian Craft Federation invites seasoned artists to ainimate the story of craft.
  • MC Minds Podcast by Mass Culture provides insightful conversations with individuals in the arts on an array of cultural research topics such as the current socio-economic status of artists, new revenue models for the arts, arts for social change and so much more.
  • The Walrus Talks are all available to stream on Youtube.
  • The Tett Talk Show is a weekly Instagram Live talk show, where the Tett Centre’s Marketing & Programming Coordinator, Danielle Folkerts, will be interviewing Tett-resident artists, art organizations, and art educators! Explore the schedule here.- Tuesdays at 11AM

Kids stuff

Craft and DIY

If you or your institution has digital resources to share, submit a listing here.