We’ll be adding continuously to this round-up of the fantastic initiatives springing up across the creative industries to help us be very well entertained culture potatoes indeed.
Further to the below, The Guardian has produced an excellent list of some of the most interesting, provocative and zeitgeist online cultural offerings: Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online.
Theatre and Performance
Theatre company Headlong has created a series of plays - written by a diverse range of celebrated playwrights and performed by over 50 of the UK’s finest actors - reflecting on life in lockdown. All the plays are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
The hilarious and anarchic physical comedy company Spymonkey are screening one of their shows for free every week through Vimeo. If you need some light relief from lockdown, try this!
Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House YouTube channel has a wealth of full ballet and opera performances to watch as part of their #OurHouseToYourHouse series, with a new show added every Friday.
National Theatre at Home
The National Theatre will be screening some of their most popular NT Live performances for free on YouTube, with a new production added every Thursday.
The Social Distancing Festival
Artists from around the world are livestreaming events and showcasing their work at the Social Distancing Festival, a collection of performance, visual arts, music and more.
21 Chump Street
Perfect for Hamilton fans, this mini musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda is "a small nugget of gold" (What'sOnStage.com) and is available to watch on YouTube.
A new crowd-sourced website with a huge list of performances to watch at home.
Art, Museums and Heritage
Faces of Frida
Check out Google Arts & Culture's Faces of Frida project, exploring the work of artist Frida Kahlo through online exhibitions, a digital tour of her studio and excerpts from her personal letters and diaries.
Explore the fantastic BFI Player free archive section. See shorts and features, showing the best from the BFI, plus national and regional film archives - covering 120 years of Britain on screen.
The Great Women Artists Podcast
This podcast is presented by art historian and curator, Katy Hessel. Listen to interviews with artists on their career - or curators, writers, or general art lovers, on the female artist who means the most to them.
Enjoy great art and learn more about the works and artists with Art UK's fantastic Instagram feed.
As well as huge online catalogue of images, the fantastic Tate website presents online-only live art and performance, podcasts and how-to guides to help you get creative at home.
FORMAT International Photography Festival: Mass Isolation
FORMAT's Mass Isolation Project invites people around the world to share their experience of the pandemic through photos, videos, drawings, memes and more, inspired by the Mass Observation project directives of the past.
British Museum Virtual Tour
Visit the world-famous museum without leaving your sofa, thanks to this virtual tour presented together with Google Arts & Culture. Other museums and galleries offering a virtual tour include the Guggenheim in New York, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and Paris' Musee d'Orsay
The Glastonbury Experience
The world-famous music festival will return in 2021, but to tide you over until then, the BBC is celebrating Glastonbury's 50th anniversary with hours of classic performances and footage on TV, radio and online.
RSNO Friday Night Club
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is running a Friday Night Club, streaming never-before-seen concert footage via their Facebook page and YouTube channel. Concerts from previous weeks (including Beethoven’s Eroica, Saint-Saën’s Organ Symphony and Brahms German Requiem) can also be viewed on demand.
Royal Albert Home
The Royal Albert Hall is streaming a series of performances by artists from their own homes - including acts such as the Kaiser Chiefs, Imogen Heap and Tim Burgess. You can also watch past performances in their archive.
Tom Service Blogs
For an introduction to contemporary classical music, read Tom Service's series of blogs for the Guardian, complete with YouTube links to concerts and performances.
Classical music website Bachtrack.com has loads of concerts and operas to watch, performed by leading companies from around the world.
The orchestra have made their Digital Concert Hall free to everyone, giving access to a huge archive of concerts, interviews and short films.
Manchester Collective: Live From Isolation
The musicians of the Manchester Collective are producing a series of live online events across several platforms, bringing the best music and special insight from those making it straight to your home.
While anxiety about attending events remains high amongst disabled people, the Covid online content boom has given rise to revolutionary opportunities that could improve access for good.
While audiences are most comfortable returning to outdoor events, organising a festival that can flex around ever-changing restrictions is still no mean feat. Penny Mills and Jonathan Goodacre have been looking at what’s working.