COVID-19 Resources for Educators and Learners

We’re aggregating all the COVID-19 arts ed resources we can find in one place. For webinars, virtual music lessons, online museum tours, and resources for artists, check back here often. We’ll update this page as new opportunities become available. If you have more resources to get through the coronavirus pandemic, you can email them to

As part of the Creative Learning Network, we’re proud to support Allegheny County teaching artists in creating #ArtsLearningAtHome content for learners, educators, and families! Take a look at the videos, live events, and projects they’re sharing over at the Creative Learning Network website.

Resources for educators

The Arts Education Partnership has a long list of valuable resources that includes links to funding opportunities, dance resources, announcements, and much more.

visual artCarnegie Museum of Art has posted a variety of art resources for educators including lesson plans, art activities, and much more that can be sorted by category and grade level.

The Culturally Responsive Education (CRE) Hub has shared a resource page on culturally responsive–sustaining remote learning. More resources will be added as they are available.

Education Reimagined has launched a distance learning resource center with links to virtual learning tips, free films and documentaries, and resources for uplifting spirits during COVID-19.

theatreThe Educational Theatre Association has a list of theatre resources, including online curricula and lesson plans, online performance resources, and links to other theatre organizations.

The Kennedy Center has a large collection of resources related to dance, music, theatre, and media arts. These include video clips, lesson ideas, thought-provoking questions for learners, and much more.

musicThe National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has created a page of virtual learning resources for music educators. It includes links to professional learning webinars, others organizations’ resources, and resources for ensembles.

danceThe National Dance Education Organization has a list of COVID-19 resources for virtual dance and creative movement learning, including apps, online teaching tips, and resources for dance for students with disabilities.

visual artPAEA hosted and recorded COVID and Clay, a webinar on teaching ceramics during the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to the recording, the organizers have made the presentation slides and links available on Google Drive.

danceThe Pennsylvania Dance Education Organization (PADEO) has a list of COVID-19 resources that includes health resources and funding opportunities.

musicThe Save the Music foundation has a roundup of numerous music education resources for music teachers dealing with COVID-19 school closures. The list includes recording software, music theory resources, and links to other advocacy groups.

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) has assembled a multidisciplinary list of arts instructional resources. The list contains spreadsheets of resources ordered by discipline and will be continuously updated.

The University of Pittsburgh has an article out about teaching online that covers topics ranging from managing learning across time zones to accessbility.


Resources for learners, families, and caregivers

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has a Museum at Home site that will be regularly updated with maker projects and more.

Kennedy Center teaching artists have created Teaching Artists Present…, a compendium of arts-focused online lessons and activities for families and educators.

musicThe Music Teachers National Association has a list of websites for kids. Among the websites are games for kids interested in classical music, virtual tours of music halls, music theory resources, and more.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has a COVID-19 resources page for school communities that includes messages from the Secretary, FAQs, and tips for talking to children about COVID-19.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has posted Creative Connections lessons for learners of all ages. The lessons feature videos, instructions, and resource lists in different arts disciplines for connecting with the arts at home.

theatrePrime Stage is hosting Prime Stage Shares on its Facebook page, including Meaningful Mondays focused on quotes and mindfulness, Wacky Wednesdays with creative activities, and Storytime Fridays featuring live readings.

musicSunburst School of Music in Pittsburgh will be offering online music lessons to those interested. Those interested should reach out to the school for more information.


Resources for artists

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) has a comprehensive list of resources for artists that includes emergency funding for visual artists, musicians, writers, and more. GPAC has also launched HR Connect for its members, which provides free, confidential human resources advice via email or phone.

WomenArts has shared a list of emergency funds for artists working in different disciplines, including writers, musicians, actors, and more.


Virtual arts experiences

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The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has created a Carnegie Museums from Home page with links to all four museums’ virtual resources. Check out Carnegie Museum of Art’s Collection page for an online archive of nearly 90,000 works of art, including over 70,000 negatives from the Teenie Harris collection.

City of Asylum has ongoing virtual programming including concerts, community talks, film screenings, and more.

visual artThe Frick Pittsburgh has created a virtual experiences page with links to virtual exhibitions, the Frick’s digital collection, the museum’s blog, and more.

musicLincoln Center is sharing a wide variety of concert videos on its YouTube page. Performances range from modern dance to Sweeney Todd to Americana.

visual artThe Mattress Factory has educators resources and virtual arts experiences that highlight their collections, including a walkthrough of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Dots Mirrored Room and Repetitive Vision.

MCN has posted The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections on their website. This meta-list has dozens of resources from institutions around the world.

musicNAfME is offering Project 31, a compendium of virtual music experiences that includes singers, directors, actors, opera, and many more recorded music experiences.

visual artEach Saturday from 11–11:40am, the Whitney is hosting Open Studio from Home. Families with kids of all ages are invited to join Whitney Educators for free weekly online art lessons.


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