A handy guide of tips and tricks to getting your arts online.
Virtual engagement in the arts is being utilised more than ever, with artists turning to online platforms to continue to reach their audiences. Here are some tips and tricks to help get you started.
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Platforms to help get your arts online
Are you new to online streaming? Here are some resources to help get you started.
- YouTube: visit the YouTube Creator Academy to gain tips on getting started, how to make content, producing videos, ways to make money and more.
- Facebook: visit the Facebook Live page for information such as how to live stream with your mobile, live video developers and broadcast solutions, tips on fundraising.
- Instagram: visit the Instagram Live page for instructions or to find out more, read Sprout Social's Instagram Live article.
- Howlround: a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Contribute your content.
- Bandcamp: sell your music directly to fans.
- Open Broadcaster Software: free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.
- Kunstmatrix: A platform to help create virtual gallery without a space including pre-configured room templates.
- Artsteps: a virtual gallery platform which allows you to create virtual reality experience using your mobile.
- Paetron: a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid.
Helpful articles on going digital
- 5 Tricks for Monetizing Your Art- circus artist Rachel Wayne shares some hints on Medium.
- The Emerging Writers Festival has been running online program and events since 2014. They've put together some handy resources for artists and organisations: Going Digital: Tips from the EWF team.
- Eventbrite: visit the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources for event creators for tips including 'How to host an Online Event Attendees Will Love', 'How to Get Your Online Event Off to a Great start', 'How to Set Up a Paid Webinar Using Zoom'.
- ACMI and Media Mentors are running twice weekly Running Free online workshops for screen industry professionals and enthusiasts.
- Ausdance QLD has put together Online Delivery of Dance Classes and Tutorials Resource Pack and Online Strategies for Teachers.
- Australian Music Industry Network: Best Practise Guide for Live Streaming includes tips.
- Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Digital Concert program, orchestra live streaming on YouTube.
- WA Opera: Ghost Light Opera will celebrate Western Australian singers performing gorgeous arias spot lit on a darkened stage.
- Broadsheet, 31 March 2020, Top Picks: The World’s Best Galleries and Museums to Explore Virtually From Your Couch.
- Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home program offers a range of a range of home-based creative activities, workshops, community projects and other helpful resources.
- The West Australian Symphony Orchestra has continued to #KeepTheMusicGoing as West Australian Social Distancing Orchestra (WASDO) - with musicians performing an extract of Ravel's Boléro from their own homes.
- The Guardian, 20 March 2020: Livestreaming schedule: music, art, literature and events from Australia and beyond.
- The Architects Newspaper, 17 March 2020: Google Arts & Culture compiles over 500 virtual tours of museums around the world.
- Perth Festival, 17 March 2020: The arts experiences we all need right now.
- Travel + Leisure, 12 March 2020: Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video).
- Arts Guide Australia: visit the website for the latest information on all art galleries and exhibitions in Australia.
- National Gallery of Victoria: view the online collections or watch the online channel.
- Melbourne Digital Concert Hall: a digital concert hall run by Melbourne musicians, for Melbourne musicians.
- Reading Festival: Australia Reads.
If you have resources, tips or ideas on how to get arts online - we would love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.