For those of us who love to gather around our vibrant arts community, it’s counterintuitive for us to separate; because the arts exist to bring people together for socialization, conversation, debate and joy. But, we know that today’s separation is only temporary. During this time, the kids in your life might also be missing what the arts bring to their lives. We’re excited to share some fun activities that children can do at home by themselves and together as a family.

The 70+ arts organizations that the Arts and Education Council supports have found innovative ways to share the arts from afar. We’d love to see how you keep art happening by tagging us on social media, using the hashtag #KeepArtHappening or by emailing us at Info@KeepArtHappening.org.

Arts and Education Council coloring page: This coloring sheet illustrated by our friends at Filament showcases our vibrant arts community. It’s a perfect reminder of how together we keep art happening!

Metro Theater Company’s Online Learning Resources: Online resources for young people to keep the reading, stories and creativity flowing during this challenging time.

Circus Harmony has switched its classes to an online format. These "Quarantraining" classes are currently offered on Facebook for current students or new students who can be verified through Facebook Messenger. Circus Harmony also has one fun but challenging Quarantraining Stretch-along on their YouTube channel.

The Sheldon offers study guides about jazz, folk, world music, blues and more, including video links, craft ideas, activity sheets and other interactive ways to learn about American music. On their website, click on "Study Guide" under each program to explore.

Springboard to Learning has gathered resources that students, parents and teachers can access for support during COVID-19.

STAGES Performing Arts Academy is sharing digital and streaming content for musical theater lovers. Follow them on Facebook for a daily schedule of offerings.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Instrument Playground: This resource features videos, photos and activities that introduce audiences to the instruments of the orchestra and the musicians who play them.

Check back for more resources and activities – this list will be updated as new resources become available!

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