Some Much Needed Inspiration

April 09, 2020

The staff and faculty of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA have curated a list of creative resources for staying inspired and connected during these challenging times. Stay home, stay safe and take care of yourselves and each other!

Let's get inspired together.

  • SXSW Shorts! Although this independent film festival was canceled, you can still enjoy shorts ranging from documentary, animated, midnight, narrative, and more!
  • From our friends at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) you can now watch Whispering Pines 10, from TBA:11! This is a soap opera about solitude indoors, so it’s pretty fitting...
  • The Portland Art Museum’s Poster Project highlight this week features Rock of Ages, Portland artist Isaka Shamsud-Din’s portrait of his father, from current special exhibition Isaka Shamsud-Din: Rock of Ages.
    • Download poster
    • Download lessons and activities related to the Poster Project
    • View the work in Online Collections
  • Craft in America! Spend some time on PBS’s thoughtful and thorough exploration of craft.
  • Emergence Magazine’s online community is hosting a wide variety of free content, including a webinar on April 30 with Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom , Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants