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Denmark Arts response to COVID-19

Denmark Arts would like to share our current response to the COVID-19 situation, and its impact on Denmark Arts events and operations. We want to support everyone doing all they can to minimise the transmission, especially amongst the more vulnerable members of our community. We are following all government advise in terms of social distancing measures and this requires that we cancel the Easter Denmark Arts Markets, the Denmark Festival of Voice and our other public activities in their physical form. We are also temporarily closing the doors of the Denmark Artshouse for public use until further notice.

Other projects which have been postponed or cancelled include, the Peace, Earth, Boodja. In agreement with our partners Gondwana Link, we are choosing to postpone the Denmark showing of Breathing Life into Boodja film. The opening of Earth Cry Exhibition and the Community Peace Day will be rescheduled, so stay tuned!

This is a deeply sad situation for all of us, and one which may impact on our communities’ sense of connection and wellbeing, we hope that a period of  physical ‘hibernation’ sees us coming out with extra colour later in the year, or in 2021.

Denmark Arts staff are currently working from home and busy negotiating changes to our creative landscape. We instigated some activities for Easter Saturday with all day stories, poetry and song brought to you through Poetree in Your Pocket, Easter craft and an online concert with RastaJazz Duo, David Rastrick & Ross Dwyer, which you can still catch up on here.

We are running the Act-Belong Commit Virtual Main Stage over the coming weeks – check it out and join in here and through our Facebook page.

We are also exploring possibilities for some more online music, panel discussions and a portal showcasing the vast creativity of the Great Southern’s galleries, artists and artisan. The Brave New Works Festival is also on our minds, so stay tuned for some news on this soon! (also feel free to contact us if you are bursting with ideas).

As we are working from home, the best way of contacting us for the time being is through email.

At this time of global change the creative sector will play an important role in developing new ways of operating in a rapidly changing landscape. We’ll keep you in the creative loop, and in the meantime, we invite you to explore how we can remain creative and connected through our online activities!