COVID-19 Resources for Artists (updated)

COVID-19 Resources for Artists 

Updated 1st July 2020

Navigating your way through the web of COVID-19 resources isn’t always easy, so we’ve started compiling a page that may be useful to self-employed Artists and groups who want to start sharing their creative activities online.

Please email marian@madewithmany.org with anything you think would be a useful addition to the page.

Reopening

Arts Council England are drawing out the latest government guidance on Covid-19 for the Arts sector to highlight the relevant legislation that applies from 4th July. All guidance follows the Government’s Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.

With reopening dates for various businesses fast approaching our designers SC Agency have written a blog to advise businesses on what practical measures they can take to help keep staff and customers safe.

If you have a venue that people can visit, Visit England also have some good resources focusing on practical guidance to help tourism businesses reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working From Home & Moving Activities Online

The Remote Work Survival Toolkit is an enormous resource for those now working from home.

Making Music – Stay Connected blog is a good respository of links to help you get your choir or music group online.

The Arts Marketing Association have some useful FREE webinars for members and non-members alike.

Meet colleagues, join networking sessions or meet your creative group in Zoom.

Arts Sector Information, Support, Advice & Guidance

Our Way Forward blog by Made With Many Programme Director, Helen Willmott

Made With Many have recently relaunched our Cultivate Programme so that artists and community groups who want to develop creative activities in Corby or Wellingborough can draw on the expertise of our team.

Arts Council England have details about Emergency Funding, Jobs and support from their Tech Champions

Heritage Emergency Fund has launched to help the sector plus other support from the Heritage Fund.

Arts Professional #CovidCulture

Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands

BBC Arts with Arts Council England, is launching a Culture in Quarantine fund for around 25 established England-based artists of any discipline to produce new works in video, audio and interactive media.  #CultureInQuarantine

Corona Advice For Musicians

Voluntary Sector Information, Support, Advice & Guidance

NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) offer advice for organistions and volunteers.

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire‘s website includes news and resources relevant to COVID-19 including information about volunteering and wellbeing.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation have a Grant Finder to help you find grants for projects

Support Groups

Made With Many are running two Artist Zoom Conversations, however if you miss either of these please see our Cultivate Programme for other ways we can help.

Anti-viral work for freelancers and small businesses is a facebook group set up as a peer support group for self-employed people in response to the impact of COVID-19.

The AMA have set up a Arts Marketing Association Coronavirus Support facebook group which includes advice from them plus peer support.

Business & Networking

Love Corby online networking – follow Love Corby on Eventbrite to be notified when meeting registration opens for the next date.

FSB – Federation of Small Businesses

Northants Chamber

SEMLEP – South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership

Check the UK Government website for official information as well as what the local council in your area is doing to support you. See the websites for CorbyWellingborough, KetteringEast Northants and Northamptonshire County Council.

Wellbeing

MIND – Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire  info about wellbeing

Gym on lockdown? Missing your regular exercise class? You can attend loads of classes FREE online from the comfort of your living room at the Corby Health & Fitness facebook page.

Learning

Why not take this opportunity to update some of your skills, revamp your website and build your online presence? Google Digital Garage offer free online digital training and there are lots of opportunities on FutureLearn.

Take advantage of free webinars from the Arts Marketing Association, The Audience Agency or SEMLEP’s Growth Hub that you can take part in from the comfort of your own home, and if you missed Digital Northampton‘s Merged Futures virtual event on Friday 12th June you can watch the recorded sessions online.

Register your interest in learning Digital Skills For Heritage with The Heritage Alliance and the Arts Marketing Association.

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