31 Mar 2020 - 31 May 2022

Links and Resources: COVID-19

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Below is a list of links and resources for artists and organisations, designed to provide support during this time. Let us know if you come across more!

Support for Artists and Organisations


Save our Venues
Support grassroots venues at risk of permanent closure

HMRC Helpline for businesses / freelancers affected by COVID-19
Advice for those concerned about paying their tax

Help Musicians Funding Wizard
Find out what funding you can apply for

Liverpool Artists’ Coronavirus Fund
Donate to support Liverpool’s independent artists

Help Musicians
Make a donation to Help Musicians

Help Musicians Coronavirus Hardship Fund
Apply for one-off grants of £500

Royal Variety Charity
Support for people in the entertainment industry

Artists’ General Benevolent Institution
General benevolent funding for artists who can’t work due to age or serious illness

Steve Morgan Foundation launches emergency fund
Apply for emergency hardship funding (charities and not-for-profits in Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire west of M6)

Axisweb Hardship Fund
Small grants of up to £5,000 for Axisweb members

Equity Charitable Trust

Financial support for performers who are struggling or wish to retrain

Music Venue Trust
Support for music venues affected by COVID-19 closures

a-n Artist Bursaries: Time Space Money
Support for a-n members

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Support for heritage venues and organisations

Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund
Support for film and TV professionals from the British Film Institute

The Space: Culture in Quarantine
Funding from BBC Arts and ACE

Mentoring/ Advice

Room to Respond: Scottee

Commissions for mentoring sessions and creative video
Steve Lawson – Top Tips for Running a Livestreamed Gig / Further Thoughts on Streaming Gigs

Arts Professional: How can we best respond to a crisis?

Creative Industries Foundation: Responses from the Sector
Consistently updated resource page for creative businesses and freelancers

Leapers Guide to Working From Home While Quarantined
Great advice from Leapers, an organisation supporting the workplace wellbeing of the self-employed

Stay Well, Supported and Creative
Arts Professional’s new microsite for COVID-19 updates

Creative Industries Federation
Six months’ free membership for freelancers and microbusinesses


General Resources

Culturepool – Add an Offer
Add content to the Culturepool portal for sharing arts and cultural activity with teachers and education professionals

Staying Curious in a Crisis
Curious Minds’ response to COVID-19 and its impact on the region’s cultural education sector

Online Theatre Resources
A fantastic ‘living list’ of online theatre resources put together by the Everyman & Playhouse team

Key Info and Contact Numbers from Liverpool City Council

Adobe – 2 months free Creative Cloud
Get a payment holiday from Adobe (existing subscribers only)

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