Arts Council: Covid-19 support for artists, freelancers, and creative practitioners

Ensuring the people and organisations that make up the arts, museums and libraries are protected during the coronavirus crisis is the number one priority.

Arts Council are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and they have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of funding, to help alleviate pressure on them as best they can.

They are making £20 million available to individuals working in the cultural sector, including artists, creative practitioners and freelancers.

Eligibility: Creative practitioners whose main work is focused on these artforms and disciplines:

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Visual Arts
  • Literature
  • Combined Arts
  • Museums practice
  • Libraries (activity that helps deliver the Universal Library Offers)

This work includes: choreographers, writers, translators, producers, editors, freelance educators in the disciplines and artforms Arts Council support, composers, directors, designers, artists, craft makers and curators.

Arts Council are also exploring reasonable adjustments that will ensure applicants with access requirements have an equal chance of benefiting from this fund. This would include anyone ill due to Covid-19.

For more details please follow the direct link.