Pandemic Arts Engagement Resources

Experiential Arts Resources During Covid19: Online & In-person/Socially Distanced

Last Updated in 2021, however many links remain active

The pandemic has made experiencing in-person art difficult, but it has not canceled the arts by any means. At Arts NC State, the faculty and staff in our programs have been busy creating artistic content for you to engage with safely. Whether it’s taking a dance class in your living room or attending a virtual play reading or drive-in concert, Arts NC State has you covered. For a quick introduction to our programs and to sign up for our emails, visit

To view our Monday morning weekly digest of events, visit:

In addition to our programs, we are also including a list of local, North Carolina arts programs and select nationally recognized programs available to you online. Check back, as this list will be updated throughout the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Have suggestions for this page? Email manager of arts outreach & engagement, Amy Sawyers-Williams:

Highlights by art form:

* Indicates in-person, physically distanced event

Art & Craft Making Projects

NC State Crafts Center:

NC State Collaboration:

  • Energy Week Virtual Gallery:Check out a pdf of NC State students, faculty and staff’s creative responses to the question “What Does Energy Mean to You” and pop into a virtual gallery. Open through fall 2020.

External Craft Offerings:

  • Color Our Collections: libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections. Download, print, and share your favorites!



NC State Dance Program

External Dance Offerings:


Multidisciplinary Performance


External Multidisciplinary Offerings:


Museums & Visual Art

Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Arts NC State Student Art Sale Program

External Museum & Visual Art Offerings:



NC State Department of Music:

External Music Offerings:



University Theatre

  • Strictly Speaking: Professional Theatre Artist Speaker Series
  • Argo: A virtual voyage of Jason and the Argonauts online play reading. Watch the virtual production HERE! 
  • How To Theatre: Weekly interactive lessons in various production techniques that work beyond the walls of the theater.
  • Devised Theatre Project: Join Lormarev Jones as she introduces participating students to the conception of original work through ensemble devising.
  • UT Revisited: Looking Back on Past Productions
  • Out Loud: Script Readings and Discussions
  • Preparing the Performer: Weekly lessons in techniques and skills for performers.
  • The Institute: a shorthand name for NC State’s mysterious and hidden science department: The Institute for Temporal Observation and Alteration.

External Theatre Offerings:

Professional Development

NC State LIVE @ the Lot. Justine Hollingshead, mayor of DASAland, took this terrific drone shot just as the concert was beginning on October 23. The drive-in concert with the fabulous Rissi Palmer took place at NC State’s Spring Hill Park and Ride Lot, adjacent to Dix Park.