Photo by Paula Court
Looking at You (2019)
Photo by Paula Court

COVID Programming

We were HERE, There, and Everywhere through 2020-21! Audiences all around the world joined us virtually and IRL, for creativity in many forms – premieres, new writing, videos, songs, and other musings for this challenging moment. We shared the work of our HARP artists and Alum, HEREart artists, HERE staff, and our community (you!).

Back in July 2020, we began premiering new outdoor works hyper-locally around the city – as part of #stillHERE: IRL! And through 2021, we continued to offer #stillHERE: Online, Digital Premieres and Artist Livestreams from our artist community.

Check out our archives below to see what kind of COVID Programming HERE had available.

In person around NYC

In 2020-21, HERE has commissioned multiple artists to develop world premiere work to be experienced In Real Life, with performances designed to be safe, responsible, and socially distanced. Click to learn more about the shows listed below.

Cairns by resident artist Gelsey Bell

Beast Visit by resident artist Normandy Sherwood

Correspondences by resident artists LEIMAY

The Visitation by Stephanie Fleischmann, Christina Campanella, and Mallory Catlett

Meander by resident artist Gelsey Bell and Joseph White

Facebook &

In 2020-21, #stillHERE: ONLINE invited innovative artists from the HERE community to share in the creation of fresh and exciting digital work for the social-distancing age.

#stillHERE also included postings by our staff and artists including Lindsey Abromaitis-Smith, Lenora Champagne, Yiru Chen, Lisa D’amour, Suli Holum, Eleanor Kipping, Julia Levine, and Ruth Margraff, among others.


Artful Post is a physical, community-built HEREart project that used the USPS to connect audacious visual artists with art lovers around the country.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

At the onset of the pandemic we introduced #COVIDEO, a sequential community-built video of art-making in the time of the coronavirus. A community of artists and audiences came together to independently create ten seconds of video art. Each day, one section was created in response to the previous ten seconds and was released on our Instagram and Facebook Stories. After ten days, the sections were strung together into one video and published on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

In total, 171 artists participated in 16 COVIDEOS. Please enjoy them here.