Lockdown day 81 and the Creative Feel team has some exciting news!
While we haven’t been able to sit spell-bound in a theatre, sip a glass of wine at a gallery opening, hear the sound of a dancer’s feet on the stage, crunch popcorn in a cinema, or watch a talented musician passionately bring their instrument to life – we have been absolutely and completely immersed in the creative sector and what is being produced digitally and virtually.
For the last 80 days, the Creative Feel team has not only been finding ways to adapt to a suddenly changed world, but we’ve also been finding ways to continue to support South Africa’s arts scene and its artists in a meaningful way. With Youth Month celebrations in June, we feel it is now more important than ever to support and encourage young creatives – and offer a bit of hope.
The Creative Feel team has been working incredibly hard, and today, we can finally say: we have done it! Today we officially launch the Creative Feel Virtual Events Portal: https://creativefeel.co.za/virtual-events/!
This portal is built on two pillars. Firstly, there is an incredible need for artists to continue to earn an income during this time. And just as “live” art and performance are given a value, so too should digital art and performance, whether this is through ticketing, donations, commissions, or sales. And secondly, due to the absolutely overwhelming number of webinars, streams, shows, discussions, and so on, going on in the virtual space on a daily basis, we wanted to create something of a haven for the arts lover, where all of the creative happenings in South Africa are easily accessible from one space.
A lot of work has gone into ensuring optimal user experience while browsing this portal, despite the many events listed, and our team has worked hard in our attempts to ensure that anyone looking for digital, virtual or online events, performances and art finds us in the top 3 search results on Google.