Covid-19: Creative & Cultural support

Useful information, resources and ideas for arts, media, heritage, culture and creative organisations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Last updated: April 1st, 2020

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Emergency planning

eBay are offering the option to defer most selling fees for eligible registered business sellers for 30 days + more support

>> from eBay


Advice and guidance for the heritage sector. A £50m Heritage Emergency Fund has been launched

>> from HERITAGE FUND


Advice and latest guidance for the creative sector (inc. £160m rescue package for creative practitioners)

>> from ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND


Advice for freelancers working in film and TV

>> from BECTU


Advice for freelancers working in theatre and performing arts

>> from EQUITY

>> from INDEPENDENT THEATRE COUNCIL


General advice for freelancers and self-employed on critical issues

>> from IPSE


Advice for BBC contractors

>> from BBC


Multi-purpose micro-site on Covid-19 updates

>> from ARTS PROFESSIONALS


Advice for museum and heritage freelancers

>> from MUSEUM FREELANCE

Resources

Coronavirus Tech Handbook: a crowd-sourced set of tech, tools and data relating to the coronavirus pandemic

>> from NEWSPEAK HOUSE


Large selection of useful support resources for the arts, culture and heritage sectors

>> from AMA


Large collection of video design tutorials using software from the Adobe Suite

>> from BEHANCE


BBC Arts and Arts Council England is launching a Culture in Quarantine fund for new works in creative media – video, audio and interactive created from home

>> THE SPACE


Free specialist training and business support is still being offered to creative enterprises in Essex, Thurrock, Southend, Kent, Medway and East Sussex

>> from SOUTH EAST CREATIVES


The Arts Desk review site have temporarily taken down their paywall – lots of great content

>> from THE ARTS DESK


Ticket exchange tool to help venues and audiences defer box office income

>> from TICKET SOLVE


Free Unity Learn Premium coding courses for three months

>> from UNITY


Podcast series on design-thinking as a response to Covid-19

>> from WE ARE TEN


Six months free membership

>> from CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FEDERATION


Loads of brilliant resources, funding info and updates

>> from EXEUNT MAGAZINE


Over 20 free resources for creative practitioners affected by the Covid-19 shutdown

>> from TUTTI


Well-being

Collection of links and resources tailored for arts practitioners


MOMA: The Museum of Modern Art – free courses


Precarious workers: self-care checklist


Join a choir. From your couch

Specialist support

Comprehensive list of advice and support (including funding and legal) for musicians during the coronavirus pandemic

>> from CORONA MUSICIANS


COVID-19 Music Relief

>> from SPOTIFY


MAD Trust Hardship Fund: Coronavirus. Up to £200 to meet unexpected expenses leading to hardship (theatre practitioners)

>> from MAKE A DIFFERENCE TRUST


CoronaHack: AI vs. COVID-19 – virtual Hackathon – April 14th-19th

>> from MINDSTREAM AI


COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund announced for film & TV freelancers

>> from UK FILM & TV CHARITY


Instagram galleries and future print vouchers; support for south coast arts community

>> from COLONNADE HOUSE


A range of support and digital events for visual artists

>> from LIGHTHOUSE


Webinars and digital meet-ups to support women in tech

>> from SPRING FORWARD FESTIVAL


Support and peer-to-peer guidance for voice-over artists


Free, daily Power Hours to support arts fundraisers during the health crisis

>> from ARTS FUNDRAISING & PHILANTHROPY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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