Online Event Listings

Date: May 15, 2020

While we can’t see much live and in person right now, thanks to the tenacity of performers, artists and arts organizations in Alberta and around the world, there are still many opportunities to experience exhibitions, performances and concerts!

We have compiled a list of online exhibitions, concerts and performances you can enjoy from home!

Have we missed something? Please share your event with us by submitted it to the AFA News Feed.

Visual Arts

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s Art from Home - Here you’ll find one time projects, ongoing series and invitations to learn, create and share through the site.

Art-Making Activities Families Can Do at Home from the Museum of Modern Art - For kids ages six and over, the MoMA rounded up some of their favorite drawing, collage, audio, and movement activities inspired by artworks in MoMA’s collection.

23 Artworks to See and Hear Online from ARTnews – ARTnews has rounded up   suggestions for works you can experience right now, from the comfort of your own home.

Art Gallery of Alberta – You can experience AFA exhibitions and programming from home, including exhibitions and talks.

Art Gallery of Alberta Curator Takeover - Follow along on AGA social media to get to know the curators who have created some of your favourite AGA exhibitions. Five AGA curators will be taking over the AGA's social media to share their personal museum memories, favourite projects, meaningful artworks and great art trips. Check it out all this week on FacebookInstagram and Twitter

Glenbow Museum – On Wednesdays and Fridays, the Glenbow presents #GlenbowFromHome, which features virtual tours, online collections, educational videos, activity ideas, webinars and more.

Google Arts and Culture – Here you can find 2,500 world-class museums and galleries offering virtual tours and online collections, including four original exhibitions of artworks from the AFA collection!

AFA’s Virtual Museum– View 1000s of artworks from the AFA’s collection from home.


Starlite Sessions – A digital venue that hosts live concerts, webinars and podcasts

Social Distancing Festival - Features work by artists here in Canada and around the world in all disciplines.

Citadel Theatre’s Stuck In The House Series- Edmonton artists who have lost income due to cancelled projects or gigs present performances on the Citadel Facebook page. All artists are paid an artist fee thanks to support from the Edmonton Community Foundation.

Die-Nasty – Edmonton’s live, improvised soap opera has gone digital with a series of improvised radio shows.

Rapid Fire Theatre – The popular improv theatre is going Off Script and Online by adapting some shows and creating new ones you can enjoy from home.

Theatre Calgary Take Out – Enjoy entertaining and meaningful performances and content from talented artists.

#CanadaPerforms - Launched by Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre, #CanadaPerforms pays professional Canadian artists and professionally published authors for their online performances.

Shumka Dancer’s Isolation Hopak – Enjoy compilation of classic hopak (a Ukrainian folk dance) choreography performed by members of the company in isolation and edited together.

Mile Zero Dance - On May 22 and 23, Mile Zero Dance presents SILVERING (IN CONFINEMENT) a dance for objects and humans by Thea Patterson. 

IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists - IGNITE! is moving to a “festival at a distance” model for 2020. It will run June 10–13. Details are available on Sage Theatre's website. 


Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival – The 22nd Annual Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival is coming direct to your living room for the 2020 edition! Runs May 14-24, 2020.


Wordfest Online Happy Hour - Please join Wordfest for its Online Happy Hour conversations with best-selling authors from around the world.