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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.

Please get in touch if you would like to add something to this page or have a question talentdevelopment@homemcr.org

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

NHS AND GOVERNMENT ADVICE

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

ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS

Arts Council Updates, Guidance and COVID 19 Support
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
ActionSpace’s Guide To Making Art Whilst Social Distancing
-Tips for working remotely when you’re deaf (with BSL videos) with Jo Wooden

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

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

ONLINE NETWORKING / SOCIAL

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.
Zoom
Skype
Jitsi

THEATRE

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
World Theatre Day Live Q&A with Dave Moutrey and Jude Christian
Quick Read: Dave Moutrey and Jude Christian’s advice to new theatremakers
Greater Manchester Artist Hub

VISUAL ART

Information and guidance for visual arts practitioners, artists and arts organisers
a-n The Artists Information Company
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

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