The Capitol acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
Stay connected with these ongoing events, programs, livestreams:
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
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.
Lena Dunham x Vogue Magazine’s serialised romance novel.
Heath Franco's Vimeo channel
Surreal video art for your viewing pleasure.
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.
An online film magazine dedicated to short films.
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:
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:
Artist-only Slack group maintained by all star producers and artists.
Events and workshops in partnership with YouTube.
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
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.
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.
Real Estate summarises what the states and territories are doing to help renters at the moment.