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: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19

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:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/south-west-artists-corona-impact-fund

Media and Creative

A range of support is offered by Bristol Media:  https://www.bristolmedia.co.uk/news/4995/covid-19-here-to-help-the-creative-community

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: https://www.vasw.org.uk/resources/covid-19-information-and-guidance-for-artists-and-arts-organisers?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_18032020

Advice for Freelance Artists is available here:

https://www.vasw.org.uk/resources/covid-19-freelance-artist?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_18032020