Arts Council England: have announced a package of emergency measures for individuals and organisations in the cultural sector – full criteria due Tuesday 31 March 2020
Arts Funding and Philanthropy: article outlining specific advice for arts and cultural organisations selling tickets, including free online Power Hour sessions
Arts Marketing Association: dedicated page including free webinars and crisis communication plans
BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine Fund: managed by The Space – awards for England-based artists of any discipline to produce new works in creative media – video, audio and interactive. Expressions of interest by Wednesday 08 April
Disability Arts Online: new commission grants for disabled artists ranging from articles, home presentations and new creative projects. Deadline Monday 06 April
Equity: dedicated advice page with industry specific guides
Government response page (gov.uk) full guidance around including temporary support packages for for businesses and self-employed
Help Musicians UK: comprehensive new website https://www.coronamusicians.info/ compiling key links from government (including the temporary packages to support businesses and self-employed), NHS, emergency hardship funds from cultural organisations and HMUK’s own support which includes a free phone helpline with trained advisers, financial assistance for health interventions, financial support in cases of significant financial hardship and signposting for debt/welfare related issues.
HMRC dedicated helpline 0800 0159 559
Incorporated Society of Musicians: dedicated page to health and contractual advice for performers, composers and teachers
Jazz Promotion Network: dedicated web-page of resources and updates
Music Venues Trust: sharing information and representing venue needs to UK governments
Musician Union: dedicated page on health and contractual advice, including practicalities and safe-guarding for online teaching. An online survey is live to monitor impact on musicians and lobby for government support.
NHS: commonly asked questions
PRS Foundation: guidance for grantees including useful information on UK government plans, travel advice etc.
Sound and Music: Interpreting Isolation – grants for new works that respond creatively to our new lives. Deadline Friday 03 April. Weekly Zoom sessions and online forum offering support for composers working in isolation.