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COVID-19 – Artist & Freelancer Support

We have pulled together some information and advice for artists and freelancers impacted by COVID-19.

We have collated the following information and guidance that we will continue to update on this page over the coming weeks.

HOME have also announced three additional open-call commissions will be available for their Homemakers series of new commissions inviting theatre and live art makers to create new works at home, for an audience who are also at home.

Please get in touch if you would like to add something to this page or have a question

Click here for HOME’S latest statement on COVID-19


NHS Advice – COVID 19
UK GOV – COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses
UK Gov – COVID-19 Industry Guidance
Manchester City Council Advice and support
EU Guidance on Coronavirus
Apply for Universal Credit


Arts Council Updates, Guidance and COVID 19 Support
Arts Council England Financial support for artists, creative practitioners and freelancers (Deadlines: Thu 16 & Thu 30 April)
Creative Scotland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice
Arts Council of Wales/Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru
Freelance Artist Support Docs
Creative Review – Guide for creative support during coronavirus
MIF Drop in for Artists and Creative Freelancers
Twitter thread – Resources from Shape Arts
UNLIMITED: Resources for disabled artists and freelancers in response to Covid-19
Disability Arts Online – FREE Artist Development Sessions – Book Now
Disability Arts Online – FREE weekly online social – 3 April 2020 – 29 May 2020, 16:30 – 17:30
ActionSpace’s Guide To Making Art Whilst Social Distancing
-Tips for working remotely when you’re deaf (with BSL videos) with Jo Wooden


Mind – Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Coronavirus: BBC How to protect your mental health
The Samaritans
Mental Health First Aid England
Film and TV Charity 24 hour Support Line


It is important that you stay in touch with friends and family at this time. Here are a few useful tools for you to explore.



In light of the closure of many UK theatres due to the Covid-19 virus, leading theatrical charities have come together to centralise information about how and where you can access support if you work in the theatre industry
Theatre Support
– Watch, listen or read our World Theatre Day Live Q&A with Dave Moutrey and Jude Christian
Quick Read: Dave Moutrey and Jude Christian’s advice to new theatremakers


Information and guidance for visual arts practitioners, artists and arts organisers
a-n The Artists Information Company
a-n Artist Bursaries: Time Space Money, plus financial support for artists and arts organisers
Artist Support Pledge to support sale of artworks
Unlimited (Contingencies for COVID-19)
Free Creative Industries Federation Membership for 6 months
CVAN Network Opportunities


Film Hub North latest updates
BFI COVID-19 Update
LUX Statement on COVID-19
BFI and The Film and TV Charity – Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund 
– Filmmakers Online Roundtables with BFI Network Talent Development Executive. Next one 15 April.