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Stay Home, Stay Inspired: A Guide for Creatives

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Now is the perfect time to explore areas you may not have had a chance to. Why not take this opportunity to broaden your noggin? Before you know it, the world will start spinning again and when that happens, you’ll be ready to take advantage of any new opportunities that come your way. Here are a few of our favourite learning platforms and content. Who knows, you might even fall in love with these skills so much that you decide to pursue them way past the quarantine.

House Party Home School (Free)

Looking for a chill place to hang out while still learning from other awesome people? House Party Home School features live video discussions led by guest experts from various fields. As an avid believer in community and a person who cares deeply about personal experiences, Natalaleigh Ballantyne knew she needed to do something. As we adjust to a new normal, she created a new way to stay connected. every week on Monday and Thursday at 8 pm.

Pocket Film School ($$$) 

A group of filmmakers came together to launch Pocket Film School, an online platform focused on simplifying the process of film school through engaging, quality videos. Aspiring video and film producers enjoy straight to the point and pocket-sized episodes to help them fully grasp the basic fundamentals of filmmaking and more. Our team at Now had the pleasure of working with this super talented team on their branding and website.

Resources for Creatives and Creative Entrepreneurs Navigating COVID-19 | Artscape (Free)

Without question, the COVID-19 crisis has posed a significant threat to the creative sector. This is why Artscape, a not-for-profit organization based in Toronto, has created a list of financial resources to help creative communities across the province find the support that they need. 

Pandemic University – Pop-Up School of Writing ($$)

Thinking about improving your writing skills during quarantine? Created by a group of avid writers, Pandemic University is now offering 14 short and affordable creative writing classes online. A portion of the funds from these services will be donated to the Canadian Writer’s Emergency Relief Fund or to artists who’ve lost work due to recent circumstances.


Stay Home, Stay Inspired: A Guide for Creatives

This page features just one of 6 categories of resources compiled as part of Stay Home, Stay Inspired: A Guide for Creatives. This resource was developed by Toronto-based agency Now Creative Group to support the creative community, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.