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Festival at a distance

The cancellation of countless live shows and concerts has been a significant financial blow to people in the entertainment industry who rely on ticket sales for their livelihood.

But artists are nothing if not innovative, and many have turned to the internet to find ways to earn while still entertaining fans. These include musicians putting on pay-to-view virtual concerts, comedians offering individually tailored voice recordings, and visual artists mounting their exhibitions online instead of galleries.

The Social Distancing Festival, set up by Canadian musician Nick Green in response to the COVID-19 shutdown, has brought together many of these activities and projects to ensure people continue to get a dose of art and music. You can browse these events here: Social Distancing Festival

Locally, the Perth Festival is also collating a rich array of online arts experiences which you can find here: Perth Festival