We again bring you a different sort of Top V this week. As COVID-19 has moved many of us inside for the foreseeable future, we want to share a range of resources to help keep you fed in many different ways.

1. Indigenous Cinema
NFB’s online collection of Indigenous-made films

 

2. UbuWeb
A large web-based educational resource for avant-garde material

 

3.  South Side Weekly People’s Media
A new initiative during the coronavirus pandemic, seeking audio, video, visual art, and written contributions from you sharing how you’re experiencing life during this pandemic.

 

4. Submit Content for Arts For Illinois
A platform from Arts Alliance Illinois for artists to share, express, and create joy in this time of crisis. It will also host a statewide relief fund to support artists and arts organizations.

 

5. COVID-19 Arts Community Resources
A partial list of Arts Community Resources put together by DCASE

 

Also: There are many hospitals and healthcare workers looking for Personal Protective Equipment for health professionals fighting COVID-19. If you have any in your studio/gallery/home you can find a place to donate it here .

Note: As this situation continues to evolve our amazing community has already begun to adapt existing networks and develop new platforms for sharing resources and culture. We expect that in the next few months many of these new platforms and networks that are being hashed out now will have need for a wider reach. As long as they have a community aim, we will be happy to try to help you share them. So please, let us know what you’re doing and what we can share, please email us at visualistchicago@gmail.com or find us on Facebook at @visualistchicago.

 

 

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The Visualist, www.thevisualist.org, is more than just a list of dates and events on the internet. It's a really long list of dates and events for exhibitions, artist talks, receptions, festivals, panels, performances, readings, fairs, workshops, and curated content all kinds. At its heart the Visualist is really a cursory archive of actions and engagements throughout Chicagoland. In time, this archive will reach back to the Brunswick Building fire of 1989. While creating this image of Chicago's cultural work, the Visualist is also being updated throughout the week to provide as complete and accurate a day-to-day accounting of these activities as is possible.

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