For many student artists, the last weeks of the spring semester are historically filled with final showcases, performances and the culminations of that year’s artistic work. But with the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling programming across the University, many student artists had to get creative to share their work as the spring semester wrapped up.
Here’s how some UVA student artists stayed inspired while creating from home.
The Virginia Players’ Creative Prompt Project
The Virginia Players, the student wing of UVA’s Department of Drama, launched a “creative prompt” project in March.
“To give some inspiration to create in this disorienting time, the Virginia Players have launched a weekly creative prompt project, open to anyone who would like to contribute their work,” said the organization’s president, Maille-Rose Smith, a rising fourth-year student majoring in drama and English and minoring in psychology.