Published on April 21st, 2021 | by minshewnetworks0
How to Get Your Culture Fix Online During the Pandemic
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There are few opportunities to get your culture fix during the lockdown with travel plans on hold and theaters closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, there are many ways to keep yourself entertained at home. So, why not take advantage of the many online experiences to keep yourself occupied and enjoying the cultural side of life without even stepping out your front door?
As the pandemic has severely impacted the future of many businesses connected to the arts and travel, it makes sense to support them in any way possible to help facilitate their survival. Getting your culture fix online during the pandemic is the best alternative to make sure you don’t miss out on the arts, and the industry gets the support it needs. Here is how you can continue to get your culture fix during the pandemic:
Build Your Knowledge
Building up your awareness of everything culture-related is an excellent way to emerge from the pandemic with a wealth of information and expert knowledge. Satisfying your curiosity for all things related to the arts and travel will keep you occupied while at home and increase your appreciation for art and architecture.
To build your knowledge, you could download books related to your areas of interest. Alternatively, you could try reading blogs written by industry professionals such as Travis Preston of CalArts to gain extra insight.
More people than ever have been streaming content at home during the pandemic. It may come as no surprise that more people are using streaming services such as Netflix to feast on boxsets and fill the time spent at home. It is also possible to stream content directly from theaters worldwide and enjoy performances of famous stage plays while at home. Streaming shows is an excellent way to satisfy a need for a theater experience during the lockdown.
Go on a Virtual Tour
Now is the ideal time to explore from your armchair. Many of the world’s most famous museums and art galleries have created online content to be enjoyed from home. These virtual tours capture everything from historically significant artifacts to famous works of art. The best part is they are ready and waiting to be viewed from wherever you are in the world.
As well as exploring galleries and museums, you can also take a virtual trip to some of the most iconic destinations and landmarks on earth. Whether you want to see The Great Wall of China or Machu Picchu, you can do both and a whole lot more when you take a virtual tour.
Take a Course
If you want to get serious about culture and the arts, you could consider taking a course. Online courses are available in a wide range of areas, from learning to paint in the style of your favorite artist to learning how to write scripts for the stage. Whatever your cultural area of interest, there should be an online course that helps you to take it to the next level.