Get Your Arts Online

Lisa Wallace

Lisa Wallace, 22 March 2020

A handy guide of tips and tricks to getting your arts online.

Virtual engagement in the arts is being utilised more than ever, with artists turning to online platforms to continue to reach their audiences. Here are some tips and tricks to help get you started.


Platforms to help get your arts online

Are you new to online streaming? Here are some resources to help get you started.

  • YouTube: visit the YouTube Creator Academy to gain tips on getting started, how to make content, producing videos, ways to make money and more.
  • Facebook: visit the Facebook Live page for information such as how to live stream with your mobile, live video developers and broadcast solutions, tips on fundraising.
  • Instagram: visit the Instagram Live page for instructions or to find out more, read Sprout Social's Instagram Live article.
  • Eventbrite: visit the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources for event creators for tips including 'How to host an Online Event Attendees Will Love', 'How to Get Your Online Event Off to a Great start', 'How to Set Up a Paid Webinar Using Zoom'.
  • Howlround: a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Contribute your content.
  • Bandcamp: sell your music directly to fans.
  • Open Broadcaster Software: free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.
  • The Emerging Writers Festival has been running online program and events since 2014. They've put together some handy resources for artists and organisations: Going Digital: Tips from the EWF team.

Inspiring examples


If you have resources, tips or ideas on how to get arts online - we would love to hear from you. Email

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