- What is #coronart?
#coronart is an art challenge for everybody sitting in lockdown or quarantine because of the corona pandemic. Amateur or professional, beginner or veteran, it is a call to create something new every day of the lockdowns, and share it with the world. And if you need an added challenge, why not try to do it in a style, technique, or medium that’s new to you? No matter how you do it, just remember to post it online with the #coronart hashtag.
- Why does #coronart matter?
#coronart is not just about spreading a little beauty, creativity, and fun in the world. #coronart is about reminding people of the importance of art, at a time where artists and freelancers are looking forward to bleak times, with festivals, exhibitions, conventions, fairs, and other avenues for artists closing, and people too afraid for their future, to invest in art.
#coronart is a tool for getting the word out on great artists, their social media pages, their websites and stores, their patreon-campaigns, and how to get in touch with them. If you want, you should use it to give shoutout to artists you admire, while posting your own artwork of the day.
- But I want to do #coronart another way!
Well, just do it. Like with all good ideas, there’s at least a couple of dozens of people who have come up with the hashtag #coronart simultaneously, many with different ideas of what the art challenge should be. So do what thou wilt and go hence and create some art.
- But I don’t have the time to do it every day for the whole lockdown!
You don’t have to. You can do it however often you want. You can stop whenever you want. But if you feel like you don’t have time, or take too long to make your art, what about challenging yourself to do something quick? 30 minutes a day? 15 minutes? 5 minutes? You can make the world a bit better in 5 minutes per day.
- But what about all the others who need help?
Everybody is affected in one way or another by the pandemic, but some groups might be more vulnerable, like for instance musicians, small businesses, temporary workers, and many others. #coronart is not about artists and freelancers necessarily being worse off, but about doing something for artists that only artists can do. The idea is that the better each individual group does, the better we can help each other, the better everyone does. Feel free to use #coronart to bring awareness of the plight of any group you want.
- But I don’t know what to make?
Make whatever you want to make, but if you need a theme, here’s a list of 30 keywords you can use as a loose suggestion:
Whatever you do, try to have fun and be creative!