Artist Digital is a communication agency that offers bespoke digital PR and marketing services to the performing and visual arts professionals, arts organisations, creative entrepreneurs and businesses. They are offering free one-to-one sessions with their director Anastasia Witts to individual artists, arts organisations, small businesses and creative entrepreneurs. The consultations take place remotely using Zoom or Skype.
Mental health support specifically for those working in the arts sector.
Arts Marketing Association – free webinars open to all (membership restrictions lifted).
News and information including resources, ideas and virtual events compiled by Arts Professional.
The Arts Society: Connected are an online platform connecting people with a shared love of the arts.
Coast to Capital Growth Hub team is committed to supporting businesses in Greater Brighton, West Sussex, East Surrey and Croydon by providing practical support and signposting to reliable information to help address the challenges of these exceptional times. They are running online events, collating news, funds and information.
Crafts Council – helpful guidance for Makers and their Businesses, during this time.
Creative Entrepreneurs – have compiled a list of key resources to support you through this time. Includes a list of arts funds.
The Creative Industries Federation is a community which represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.
Creativity for Wellbeing is a free art resource site created by Richard K Potter for everyone – parents, facilitators and groups. C4W is designed to encourage creativity in the community, co-production and purposful activity for health and wellbeing and to create a sense of belonging.
Platform & transaction fees currently waived for projects tackling the effects of COVID
Dancers Career Development – are offering free hour-long personal & career coaching sessions for all professional dancers (must have one year’s professional experience) throughout May & June. Register here. Meet coaches. Available nationwide.
Equity – legal advice available, in view of the pandemic.
Exeunt Magazine – an evolving collection of advice, resources & opportunites for people who work in Theatre and are affected by coronavirus.
In the absence of exhibitions and events caused by the recent closure of galleries and arts organisations Fabrica have decided to temporarily open up their AR+ Online to all non members giving all artists access to commission and exhibition opportunities, available studio space and a selection of professional development services in the area.
Jerwood Arts – information & guidance for UK Based Artists and Artist-Led organisations.
Impact on Sussex Small Businesses during COVID – 19 Outbreak – Survey
As champions of small business in the Sussex area a number of coworking spaces have joined forces with local business support & government bodies to collect data on how those operating in the Sussex area have been effected in recent weeks by the Coronavirus outbreak and the immediate support required in the coming months. This data will be used by local government bodies to lobby for increased financial & business support to enable businesses currently falling through the gaps in the Government support packages to navigate through and survive these tough times. Spending 5 minutes completing this survey will ensure your voice is heard directly by the people who can make a difference.
Manchester International Festival covid-19 resources list for artist & freelancers.
Parable Dance – provide a space for creativity, individuality and opportunity for people with disabilities through dance. Offering Dance professional development & mentoring to make your face to face / online teaching accessible.
The National Arts Fundraising School are hosting free webinars on on-line events.
Sky Media, the advertising sales arm of Sky, has launched its AdSmart SME support scheme, the SME100. The £1 million fund will provide 100 businesses with TV advertising campaigns via AdSmart to support them during the difficult times.
Sol Syn (Solidarity Syndicate) is a way to make a visible stand of unity between creative workers and to make it clear that vital creative activity happens outside of the NPOs.
South East Dance – are offering open access Artist Advisories via phone, Zoom/Skype on a range of issues, including how to access funding. Online surgeries on 14 & 28 April are available, to assist Arts Council Emergeny funding applications. Q & A responses here.
Theatre Support offers a range of resources available for those in the theatre industry
Tutti Creative Skills is built with the simple goal of enabling artists to create through trying times. Creatives sign up and offer their skills. Anyone who wants to learn those skills can get in touch with those creatives, and figure out an exchange that works for both parties, whether that involves money or a skill share.
They have collated a wealth of free resources for freelancers affected by COVID-19.
Workshops delivered by the Sussex Innovation Centre at venues across the Coast to Capital area. Free on-to-one mentoring sessions may be offered to workshop participants.
Unlimited offer resourses and support for disabled artists.