Resources for Arts & Culture During COVID-19

Browse a number of resources released with Covid-19 support & guidance for those working across the creative industries.


There is quite a lot of support and information for creatives working in the creative sector so we’ve highlighted some of the key resource websites below, with links to additional sector-specific sites.


SABCA is inviting creative freelancers, organisations and businesses to participate in a survey about the impact of Covid-19 on the creative and cultural sectors in Somerset. Please share the survey with your networks.


Creative Industries Federation


Latest advice for the creative industries sector, including signposting to specific advice, guidance and legal support provided by creative industries unions and sector support organisations.


Arts Council England


Features the latest guidance from government on the COVID-19 outbreak for ACE funded organisations and projects, as well as individuals and the wider cultural sector.


Arts Professional


In uncertain times, ArtsProfessional will be providing regular updates on projects and resources to support wellbeing, careers and creativity in the arts on this new micro-site.


United in Isolation


An information hub for creatives during COVID-19 crisis, 2020


Culture & Heritage


Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy: As part of their response to COVID-19, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy are offering a free ‘Power Hour’ of consultancy support every day, to any arts organisation needing help with income generation, fundraising strategy, or donor management.


Creative England: CE have collated advice from across the sector to provide guidance to those in the creative industries who are affected by the Coronavirus and its fallout.


Arts Marketing Association:  AMA have pulled together resources to help you find relevant information for the arts, culture and heritage sector including advice on networking, homeworking, wellbeing and ticketing.


Voluntary Arts: Voluntary Arts have set up #CreativeNetwork, a daily get-together open to anyone involved in arts, culture and creativity


Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance: CHWA is collating resources from the cultural sector including information on practical support from funders, freelance support, digital/online creative resources, online events and digital training.


Cornwall Museums Partnership: Sources Of Financial Support For Museums And Their People During The Coronavirus




A-N: Information and guidance for artists and arts organisers.


Visual Arts South West: Sector Support including funding webinars


Dazed: Advice from artists on how to adapt, change, and cope during Covid-19


Craft & Design


Crafts Council: Supporting the Craft Community at this time


The Design Trust: Online training for creative businesses during Covid-19


Creative Review: A go-to guide for creative support during coronavirus



Digital & Media


BFI: Q&A/info for the screen sector


Theatre & Performance


Equity: Industry specific guides and financial advice


UK Theatre: Covid-19 advice for the theatre industry


BECTU advice: COVID-19 advice for members, including information for freelancers working in film and TV and workers in theatre, live events and the arts.


Independent Theatre Council: Covid-19 Guidance for ITC Members & Useful Links


Theatre Support: Support for theatre professionals during coronavirus





AIM: AIM’S Covid-19 Business Guidance for Music SMEs


Help Musicians Hardship Fund: Advice relating to Covid-19

Incorporated Society of Musicians: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for musicians

Musicians Union: Advice for musicians Covid-19

Writing & Publishing


WGGB – The Writers’ Guild: Covid-19 advice for WGGB members


Society of Authors: Professional guidance and funding


General Guidance for freelancers and self-employed:
Advice from IPSE
Government tax helpline
Employment Support Allowance
Universal Credit


General Guidance for businesses:
Government support for businesses
Government tax helpline
Federation of Small Businesses

Good Finance (Social Enterprise focus)

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