While we may not be able to sit together at the moment, we can still come together virtually via digital exhibitions, livestreamed concerts, film watching parties and more, and there are many ways we can both find assistance and support one another during this uncertain time.

Below is a constantly growing list of links to articles, resources, grants, work opportunities and programs/films/exhibitions/gigs available online.

Please share your suggestions with us by emailing thecapitol@rmit.edu.au and tagging us on Instagram: @thecapitolrmit and #CAPSlockdown.

Creative content

Stay connected with these ongoing events, programs, livestreams:

For your calendar

Upcoming virtual programs and events:

  • MIFF 68 1/2 – this annual film festival is going online 6–23 August.
  • Melbourne Writers Festival – the digital iteration of the annual festival is online until 16 August.
  • Prototype Care Packages – video artworks made by artists in lockdown delivered weekly to your inbox for three weeks from 29 July.

Opportunities

Ways to support the community and collaborate:

  • Sissy Screens – freelance writing opportunities.
  • Corvid Community – artist-only Slack group maintained by all star producers and artists.
  • Changer Studios events and workshops in partnership with YouTube are currently free and online.
  • Balancing Act connect artists, musicians, performers, and entertainers with children and young people who need support to engage in community or social activities.
  • Yarra City Arts have developed two grant programs to support Yarra’s creative community during this period of physical isolation.

Assistance & Support

Helpful articles, fundraising initiatives, artist grants, special deals and resources:

Remember to submit events, programs, articles, resources and anything else you find (or create!) that we can add to these lists by emailing us at thecapitol@rmit.edu.au or tagging us on Instagram: @thecapitolrmit and #CAPSlockdown.