Support for Creative Industries due to the impact of Coronavirus

Arts Council England:

  • Grant programmes will be re-focussed to help compensate individual artists and freelancers for lost earnings. It may take about ten days before further details are announced.
  • NPO and CPP funding conditions will be relaxed. Expect contact from ACE if this is your organisation.
  • Conditions will also be relaxed on live National Lottery Project Grants

More information available at:

South West Creatives – Coronavirus Impact Fund:

The scheme aims to provide a hardship fund for freelancers that cannot work during this time or who have been affected by cancellations or other impacts.  Further information is available here:

Media and Creative

A range of support is offered by Bristol Media:

Advice from visual arts support organisations and other agencies

Benefits and self-employment

Financial support for artists (immediate and future)

Advice for Artists, Arts Organisers and Freelance Artists

Advice for artists and arts organisers is available here:

Advice for Freelance Artists is available here:

[Information correct at time of publishing. For the latest updates on local Covid-19 measures and announcements, view our coronavirus news articles.]