When it looked like Covid-19 might force it to cancel, the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival got creative. Nearly all its events will go ahead in digital formats.
Arab celebrities are posting images of themselves in “blackface.” Students are sometimes bewildered about how to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement. Educators must help.
Publishers and literary websites are making it easy to find good reading material from or about the Arab world, with many free offerings to choose from.
Arab writers and scholars whose events literary events had to move online learned some quick lessons in what makes virtual gatherings succeed.
Publishing houses across the Arab region are looking for strategies to survive the effects of canceled book fairs and bookstore closings.
The prestigious prizes could not be presented in person this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the show went on virtually.
Funding groups in the Arab world and elsewhere are offering assistance to artists and other creative workers who face difficulties because of the Covid-19 shutdowns.
With artistic productions shut down by the pandemic, cultural organizations are looking for ways to continue their missions and get support to unemployed artists.
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down exhibitions and concerts or forced them to move online. Some artists welcome the changes for their democratizing effect, but others wonder how they’ll pay the rent.
An exhibition of Khalil’s prints in London honors his international career. With the gallery closed by the coronavirus pandemic, viewers can see only glimpses of it online.