Resources for arts and cultural professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Arts and Culture

a-n The Artists Information Company - £300,000 funding and support for freelancers who work in production side of the visual arts industry 

Arts Council England - COVID-19 advice page

Arts Council of Northern Ireland - COVID-19 advice page

Arts Council Wales - COVID-19 response page

Arts Emergency - A rolling Twitter thread about suporting artists, creative practices at homes, and alternatives to live performance.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy - Every day Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy are giving a free hour of consultancy support to arts organisations on a first come, first served basis. 

Arts Professional - How can we respond to a crisis?

Barbican Centre - Every day, the Barbican is doing deep dives into subject matter with articles, podcasts, videos, photos and other resources related to their programmes past and present. Check them out on Twitter.

BFI - Film industry advice for freelancers and other areas of the sector here.

Brunswick Arts - Ongoing list of worldwide events cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus. They are also providing a webinar on Monday 23 March about the business impact and lesons learned from the international response to COVID-19. Register here.

Crafts Council - Page with support for the craft sector.

Creative Industries Federation - CIF is extending its free membership offer to freelancers to six months, giving you access to regular Creative Industries news, open calls and advice.

Creative Review - Creative sector support from the online publication

Creative Scotland - advice and resources for the Scottish creative sector

MARCH Network - Creative Isolation - home-based creative ways to support mental health

Farnham Maltings - Farnham Maltings is offering a limited programme of grants of £500-£5000 to South East-based theatre-makers. Read more here

Help Musicians UK - Corona Musicians is an information website for musicians affected by COVID-19

Isolate / Create - A creative project where bands offer digital parts from some of their songs to be reinterpreted by musicians at home. Find the multitrack stems here. Created by heavy maverick art-rock band The Armed, it contains music from Chelsea Wolf, Converge, La DIspute, Pelican, and The Armed with more to come.

Line-up - A list of London theatres that you can buy vouchers from to help support them while they are forced to close.

Liverpool Film Office - The Liverpool Film Office has launched a £250,000 fund for film and television in the Liverpool City Region to help develop projects to the point of being ready to secure funding and distribution. Read more and apply here.

Mayor of London - The Mayor of London's office wants to hear from the capital's culture sector and has increased the capacity of its Culture at Risk office which provides resources for the culture, creative industries and night-time economy sectors.

Metroland Cultures Fund - The new charity set up to deliver the cultural programme for Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture has announced a £25,000 fund for Brent artists. Read more and apply here before 11 May 2020.

Museum Freelance - A list of resources aimed at freelancers in culture and creative industries

Music Minds Matter - A resource for those working in the music industry who need someone to listen with professional, trained advisors.

Music Venue Trust - Advice for music venues

Musicians Union - Guidance and advice for musicians via the MU

National Theatre Wales - Part of their NTW Network, look out for digital commissions and open calls for Welsh artists

The Old Vic - The London theatre is continuing it's weekly #OVConnect sessions online from Friday 27 March at 12pm so that creators can share callouts for collaborators, resources and opportunities. 

Rubber Cheese - A list of resources aimed at the tourism and visitor attraction sectors

The Space - Coronavirus advice page

UK Music - UK Music has a host of resources, including these music activities to help with wellbeing.

Voluntary Arts - A new #CreativeNetwork get-together has been launched, a daily chance at 9.30am to discuss challenges and solutions

What's Next - Notes from the What's Next? meeting at the Young Vic contains resources and ideas for use during the COVID-19 pandemic

Digital and social media advice

Hootsuite - The social media experts at Hootsuite have published a useful article on adapting digital and social during times of crisis.


Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Information aimed at busnesses, trade associations:

Information aimed at tourism and leisure businesses:

See VisitBritain's COVID-19 updates page.

Sport England

Sources: Arts Council, Arts Marketing Association, Arts Professional, British Council, Brunswick Arts, GOV.UK, Sport England, other named sources within the article.



Anna Maloney's picture

Really useful compilation of resources, thanks @Brad

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