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Virtual Cinémathèque
A weekly movie night from the comfort of your own home.
Virtual Cinémathèque
A weekly movie night from the comfort of your own home.
Virtual Cinémathèque
A weekly movie night from the comfort of your own home.
An aggregation of resources to help you stay connected with your creative community via digital exhibitions, live–streamed concerts, film watching parties and more. You know what they say – there's always a lockdown somewhere...
Creative content
Stay connected with these ongoing events, programs, livestreams:

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy online concerts.

National Gallery of Victoria

Curator-led virtual exhibition tours and behind-the-scenes documentaries.

Social Distancing Festival

An online artist’s community showcasing work from around the world.


The online academic resource has long had ebooks and journals available without the need for a login.

Film at Lincoln Centre

Masterclasses from female filmmakers.

Sissy Screens Queer Film Club

A space for people to discuss queer cinema, TV, web series and other LGBTQIA+ screen ephemera.

You Are The Prototype

New video art and short film delivered straight to your inbox.

Verified Strangers

Lena Dunham x Vogue Magazine’s serialised romance novel.

Heath Franco's Vimeo channel

Surreal video art for your viewing pleasure.

Pace Gallery

Virtual art exhibitions from this leading contemporary art gallery.

Mailchimp presents SXSW 2020 Shorts

Enjoy the SXSW 2020 Official Short Film Selections from independent filmmakers.

Google Arts & Culture Online Collections

2,500 museums are accessible online thanks to Google.

The Guggenheim Museum

200+ modern art books in PDF form – courtesy of The Guggenheim Museum via the Internet Archive.

Teleparty from Netflix

Watch Netflix remotely with friends.

Together Gallery "Colour Full"

Free colouring in sheets by local artists to download, print and colour.

Talking Shorts

An online film magazine dedicated to short films.

Virtual Cinémathèque

ACMI and the Melbourne Cinémathèque present the Virtual Cinémathèque, a weekly movie night from the comfort of your own home, often with accompanying introductions and annotations.

For your calendar
Upcoming virtual programs and events:

Antidote Festival

A festival of ideas, action and change on the Sydney Opera House’s streaming platform.

Melbourne Writers Festival

An entirely digital program running 3–15 September.

Prototype Care Packages

Video artworks made by artists and delivered to your inbox.

Ways to support the community and collaborate:

Corvid Community

Artist-only Slack group maintained by all star producers and artists.

Changer Studios

Events and workshops in partnership with YouTube.

Balancing Act

Connecting artists, musicians, performers, and entertainers with children and young people who need support to engage in community or social activities.

Hero Apartment Building public art commission

The City of Melbourne, in partnership with Hero Apartment Building, invites submissions for a billboard-scale public art commission.

Assistance & Support
Helpful articles, fundraising initiatives, artist grants, special deals and resources:

Yarra City Arts

Ongoing grant programs by YCA.

Australia Council for The Arts

First Response Package announcing funding and grants for artists

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists

Free resources, opportunities, advocacy & legal info, financial relief options for artists of all disciplines.

Trello's Ultimate Guide

Trello’s Ultimate Guide on How to Embrace Remotely Working.

Unity Learn Premium

Available for 3 months free so you can experiment with game design, VR and AR.

The Juliet Report

Self-isolation Tips & Tricks for Being/Working From Home.

National Association for the Visual Arts

Industry advice and support from the National Association for the Visual Arts.

I Lost My Gig

For performers, production, crew, hospo workers, managers, booking agents and more who have lost work due to the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19.

Support Act

Raising funds to help provide crisis relief to music workers, artists and crew who are doing it tough.

Australian Arts amidst COVID-19

Facebook group for Australian Arts amidst COVID-19 – a place to come together and share information.

Next Wave – Pegboard

Links to national opportunities and support for independent artists.

Grant application feedback

If you’re looking to apply for City of Melbourne of Australia Council grants, Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature is offering to read grant application drafts and provide feedback.

Rental support

Real Estate summarises what the states and territories are doing to help renters at the moment.