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For Fun: Free Online Offerings

This guide provides suggestions for free learning and entertainment made available just for the Covid-19 Shelter in Place period, spring 2020.

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical


In August, TikTok user Emily Jacobsen posted a video of an ode to Remy from the Disney/Pixar film Ratatouille. Under the hashtag #RatatouilleMusical, the idea went viral. Theatre professionals of every sort posted videos of songs, sets, and production numbers. By November, plans evolved for a complete professional and virtual production which was shown from January 1-5, raising more than a million dollars for The Actor's Fund.

Quarantine Art Challenge

The Quarantine Art ChallengeHome rendition of Frida Kahlo portrait.

Art lovers recreate artworks from items at home with #betweenartandquarantine

"The Getty challenged folks to imitate classic pieces with whatever they can find around their homes and since has gotten thousands of hilarious (and well-done) responses." (Getty Blog article by Sarah Waldorf and Annelisa Stephan, March 30, 2020)

This challenge originated with the @tussenkunstenquarantaine (Between Art and Quarantine in Dutch) account on Instagram, in late March. Very shortly, the account had thousands of submissions from creative people all over the world.

Image from This Is article by Grace Ebert on April 2, 2020

Quarantine Artwork

Various artists making art relating to the current pandemic

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