This Virtual Programming Resource Toolkit (PDF 668 KB) provides resources, tips, and examples to help you create online programs at American Spaces. With the outbreak of COVID-19, many American Spaces are minimizing in-person engagement. Whether or not your American Space is doing fewer in-person programs, we recommend that all American Spaces do more virtual engagement. This allows you to connect not only with Americans and other American Spaces in your country and across the world, but also with your local audiences.
Here are more resources for your virtual programming:
Examples of Virtual Programs
- Live streaming can include an expert in front of a screen with a presentation behind them, such as this presenter at the American Space (EMK Center) in Dhaka demonstrating to a virtual audience how to use Zoom.
- It can also be dynamic, such as this virtual concert from America House Kyiv, which reunited American Music Abroad musicians with students they had previously coached, and drew over 10,000 viewers online.
- Streamed panel discussions allow for a conversation among several speakers and can engage users through the comments section. In this webinar, @America in Jakarta hosted one of its most popular online events to date with health experts discussing COVID-19.
- Some American Spaces are increasing their reach by allowing artists and influencers to temporarily “take over” their social media platforms, such as American Center New Delhi’s weekly lunchtime concert series, #LiveOnline. Spaces are also using pre-recorded content to live stream watch parties.
- American Spaces are also hosting watch parties streaming pre-recorded content. American Center Abidjan engaged participants during Jazz History Month using an Ella Fitzgerald concert.
Virtual Clubs and