Little Lunch Online (LLOL) is a chance to check in and connect with each other while we grab a quick bite of lunch, or a morning coffee for folk in the West. It's a quick 30 minute window to share ideas and resources, and plan our actions in responding to the pandemic, the climate crisis and whatever global emergency awaits us next.
Our dystopian future may have arrived a little early but social distancing won't stop us from staying connected, sharing resources and doing even more amazing work.
First Peoples First
The first week of Little Lunches featured some great First Nations artists with the wonderful Lyndon Davis from Gubbi Gubbi Dance kicking things off for us on Tuesday and the amazing Katina Olsen on Wednesday and Merindah Donnelly from Blakdance in conversation with independent dance and performance artist Josh Pether at Friday's LLOL #4.
Host a Little Lunch (or two!)
Artists and organisations across the country will have the opportunity to take a turn at hosting some Little Lunches. Hosts will organise guest speakers for their lunches and get a chance to dig a bit deeper into what's going in their community. https://artsfront.com/event/37103-little-lunch-online-llol/forms/37237-llol-eoi-hosts
Little Lunch Artists EOI
Each Little Lunch will also feature great live performances by artists from across the country. It's a way for us to create and promote new ways for artists to present their work online and get paid for it! LLOL is an experimental space to try new things and learn from and with each other. Let's get that NBN humming! https://artsfront.com/event/37103-little-lunch-online-llol/forms/37248-llol-eoi-artists
We hope that Little Lunch Online will help us hang on to our sense of humour and sanity as we navigate the uncharted, COVID-19 infested waters of 2020. Don’t forget to wash your hands before Little Lunch!
Little Lunch Online - how does it work?
Please note that all the Little Lunches will be recorded and shared online.
There are 3 live participation options for the first Little Lunch:
- Zoom video conferencing (up to 100 people)
- YouTube live stream embed (unlimited numbers)
- Comments and questions on the Arts Front lunch page (unlimited numbers)
If you can’t make it at lunch time you can catch up later on www.llol.com
Zoom - you can connect via Zoom on your laptop, ipad or the Zoom mobile app. We invite everyone who joins via Zoom to use the chat to type in a quick message to ‘check in,’ say hi and let everyone know the First Nations country you are on for today’s lunch. If you would like to make a video comment or question on Zoom during the lunch please start it using the word QUESTION or COMMENT or IDEA (etc) in CAPITALS so we can find you. In the half hour format there might not be time for everyone to talk but questions can also be picked up in future lunches.
If using Zoom please keep your mic on mute when you aren’t speaking.
The Little Lunches are being delivered through Feral Arts’ Arts Front Platform. You don’t have to be an Arts Front member to participate. Arts Front members can login and register to be part of the Lunches. If you aren’t currently a member feel welcome to register and an Arts Front Profile will be created for you.
Arts Front is providing live captioning and signing to improve the accessibility of the Little Lunches. Please call or email us for details. Email Arts Front
Friday 3rd April
We are back to the one hour format for Friday's Little Lunch #8 when we will again be joined by Australia Council's Executive Director of Grants and Engagement Frank Panucci to answer our questions about the four year funding outcomes and everything else COVID-19 related that is happening at the Australia Council.
Thursday 2nd April
Wednesday 1st April
Tuesday 31st March
This special 60 minute Little Lunch has had to be cancelled because of a delay in the release of the Australia Council 4 year Funding outcomes.
Please note the Little Lunch #6 is definitely going ahead on Wednesday April 1.
Friday 27th March
Thursday 26th March
In today's special edition of Little Lunch Online we are joined by Frank Panucci, Executive Director of Grants and Engagement at the Australia Council to update everyone on yesterday's COVID 19 response package.
Wednesday 25th March
Tuesday 24th March
Covid 19 - Resources, links, information
VIRAL OPEN SPACEby Christian Ramilo, Thursday 26 March 1:14pm29th March, 2020
"In these times of uncertainty and mass confinement, an eclectic and inclusive group of people from 10 different countries is launching the 📷Viral Open Space “The Great Pause”📷. This Online Social Forum will take place on March 29 and 30, aiming to connect and raise the visibility of positive and creative community responses to the current crisis.
With this event we’d like to open and strengthen numerous paths of creative solidarity. It will give the opportunity to connect isolated people, neighbours, affinity groups and cooperatives, artists, social networks (Facebook and alike) established in order to face Covid-19, non-governmental organisations, social movements etc. around the world. All welcome to participate!
Everyone is welcome to join the “The Viral Open Space” Facebook group to co-create this inspiring event:
Feel free to contribute to the programme we hope to have activities from many different countries: You can propose a space for support and exchange in the context of Covid-19, artistic activities, hackathons, courses, discussion with your members or supporters,sports activities, sharing of resources, activities for children etc. If you’d like to propose an activity, please fill in this form:
This unique event will begin on March 29 and end on March 30 (find your local time here: https://www.timeanddate.com/wo...). It will include unifying plenaries and activities proposed by the participants.
If you’d like to be part of the event organising team, contact us!
We wholeheartedly hope that this event will help transform this difficult period into an important step towards shaping a society that is more respectful of humans and our environment. Together we can be more humble, more resilient, more creative and show more solidarity.
Australia Council - First Nations Covid 19 roundtableby Katina Olsen, Wednesday 25 March 9:44am20th March, 2020
Watch the first in a series of First Nations' Roundtables to discuss the current situation that affects us all in relation to COVID-19.
Webinar recorded: 20 March 2020
Wesley Enoch: Chair of the First Nations Arts Strategy Panel
Lydia Miller: Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts
Media statement by Queensland Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch announcing increased funding for Individuals Fundby Elliott Bledsoe, Tuesday 24 March 9:38pm
A practical guide to live streaming by PCC Productionsby Elliott Bledsoe, Thursday 19 March 2:26pm
This is a great practical guide to live streaming and covers considerations to think about.
"The Arts & Cultural sector is in dire straits..."by Melissa Robertson, Wednesday 18 March 5:21pm16th March, 2020
Late Night Live with Phillip Adams on ABC Radio National
talking with Laura Tingle who says at the time point 12:56
"The whole Arts and Cultural sector is in dire straits because its been closed down over night"
*** a potential advocate
YouTube to rely more on automated copyright take-downs during COVID-19by Elliott Bledsoe, Wednesday 18 March 2:43pm
Google/YouTube warns there will be more automated copyright take-downs during the pandemic – copyright in the age of COVID-19.
Arts industry holds crisis talks with Minister over COVID-19 responseby FeralArts, Wednesday 18 March 9:36am18th March, 2020
Finding Connection and Resilience During the Coronavirus Pandemicby FeralArts, Tuesday 17 March 1:28pm
Robin Wright - The New Yorker - March 12
Across the globe, a coronavirus culture is emerging, spontaneously and creatively, to deal with public fear, restrictions on daily life, and the tedious isolation of quarantine.
We are keen to hear your feedback and ideas on how to shape the Little Lunches project.
Punctum could see and hear clearlyby Steven Mayhew, Friday 27 March 9:53am27th March, 2020
Everyone was loud & clear from Castlemaine, Victoria. We survive on a 4K wireless USB modem as we have no NBN or landline connection in the office. That said it was a clear and sunny day here :)
zoomby John Willsteed, Thursday 26 March 7:31pm26th March, 2020
yeah, the thursday zoom session crashed my macbook 3 times, had to restart and all. ended up using my phone. willsteed