Art will help the community come to terms with the coronavirus crisis and how it has changed our world, says one Border artist.
Hothouse Theatre's artistic director Karla Conway said while the theatre has not been able to open, they have been working through play development via zoom.
"The thing about artists is that we're very resilient at adapting," she said.
"Improvising and strategic problem solving is all part of the DNA of artists."
Ms Conway, who has been artistic director since October 2019, said art and especially theatre was about connecting and would be essential after coronavirus.
She said the arts were vital parts of life and should be supported through the crisis.
"The reality is arts are such an integral part of lives to point almost feels invisible it's so embedded.. television, films, books, music, theatres, performing arts," she said.
"Performing arts has quite a specific audience of its own, it's an extremely visceral, connected and personal experience.
"It's ephemeral, every performance has its own qualities, even though a show might have long run with lots of audiences every single show is a brand new show."
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Ms Conway said post-coronavirus people would use art to come to terms with what they have experienced during isolation and lockdown.
"It is our way processing what is to be human, the purpose of art is to reflect life back to society say this is where are as community, and question is this where want to be community... it creates that dialogue," she said.
"Too often people take that dialogue for granted as non-essential, but what we're seeing in this last month with people confined to home, is they're yearning for connection not for the economy. They're asking how do I get back connecting to my people."
Last month, Fruit Fly's Anni Davey said the arts were not just about entertainment but also about reflecting how society has changed. She said the 2020 Borderville Festival would be a celebration of survival.
Ms Davey said before coronavirus the Fruties were exploring how circus could be used as a healing tool post bushfires, and looking to do workshops in schools. She said hopefully circus can be used to bring people together post COVID-19.