co-creating during COVID
an intergenerational place to share art, music, recipes, poetry, and other creative endeavours
Welcome to co-creating during COVID
March 2020, banner art by Jillian Ackert
In a time of fear and isolation, we are witnessing a burst of everyday brilliance and resilience. We invite you to share, collect, and remember all the creative and resistant ways we are surviving uncertainty and quarantine.
What is Co-Creating during COVID?
This is an explicitly intergenerational forum to share what we create during isolation: from art and music, to recipes and knitting, to academic writing and lego sculptures - basically anything that is helping us through this time. We will highlight creativity, joy, love, the mundane, fear, anxiety, and weirdness – from creative kids to enterprising elders.
Who is this for?
This forum is for the wonderful humans of Nogojiwanong: artists, organizers, activists, students, and academics.
What can I send you?
We will post things from anywhere and in just about any format. Just send a photo, link, paragraph, scan, document, video - whatever you have created in this time - to . No need to add to your to-do-list, just send us what you’re already doing!
We intend to centre the offerings of people who are likely most impacted right now, whether physically or mentally: children and the elderly, people with disabilities, the precariously employed and housed, and people who regularly navigate racism, transphobia and other forms of oppression within medical systems and elsewhere.
We will not post anything racist, ageist, ableist, transphobic, etc.
The forum is intended to be suitable to all ages (we will clearly identify any exceptions to this)
We have selected a simple, slow, stable web format, as opposed to a fast-paced social media platform, in hopes that it will be accessible to all.
Community creativity feed
We are moved by the words of Bayo Akumolafe:
The times are urgent. Let us slow down.
adrienne maree brown tells us:
This is a time for generating life by rooting where we are.
And Lynn Ungar writes:
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Please feel free to share other inspiring words here:
comment on the art shared here, share about your own creative work, share resources, or just connect!
ways to support/connect in our local community
find & offer support
If you have any non-COVID healthcare concerns, you should see if your family doctor can help you over the phone. If they can't or if you don't have a family doctor, you can use this service for free to talk to an Ontario doctor over the phone.
A facebook group to connect one another to share resources & information within Peterborough/Nogojiwanong.
Food Not Bombs will be offering carefully prepared grab-and-go warm meals every Monday in Confederation Park from 6:30-7:30pm
One Roof Community Centre is seeking donations so they can continue to serve hot meals.
Click here to find information about hours for vulnerable individuals in different grocery stores around Peterborough.
Kawartha Food Share helps thousands access food, and they are struggling to meet current needs. Donate if you can!
YES provides emergency shelter to hundreds of youth and families in crisis. They are seeking extra support from the community at this time. Find out more.
KSAC is still offering online and phone counselling and crisis supports. You can learn more or donate here.