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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

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

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.
HouseParty
Zoom
Skype

OPPORTUNITIES

Disability Arts Online Commissions (Deadline: Mon 6 April)
GM Culture & Creative Commissions(Deadline: Wed 1 April)
DIY 2020 Open Call (Deadline: Thu 9 April)
BBC Writers room Interconnected (Deadline: Mon 30 March)
BBC Writers room Xposed(Deadline: Mon 13 April)
New Creatives – APPLY

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

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