Information and Guidance for Artists, Organisations and Freelancers

In our recent survey, we asked you what you needed right now. In response to what you told us, we have pulled together some information and advice for artists, organisations and freelancers impacted by COVID-19.

We will continue to update this page over the coming weeks.

Please get in touch if you would like to add something to this page or have a question: [email protected].

NEW RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES

OPPORTUNITIES

Company of Others – Creative Producer Role – Deadline 8 July
Online Event Producer – Leeds Centre for Cultural Value – Deadline 10 July
Freelance female film maker opportunity with Young Women’s Film Academy – Deadline 10 July
Writing opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre – Deadline 12 July
Norfolk Street Arts – Covid-19 commission – Deadline 15 July
Opportunities with Monkfish Productions – various deadlines, check website

RESOURCES, LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS

Thinking International 2020 – Webinar 1: the North East Perspective  – July 15
Thinking International 2020 – Webinar 2: the North East & Europe  – July 22
Thinking International 2020 – Webinar 3: the North East & Beyond Europe – July 29
Wor Culture: The Future of Work  – July 30
Webinar – Does Culture Matter? We’ll give you the answer. – August 4

Getting Mileage from your Artistic Ideas – A Guide from Farnham Maltings
ACE Digital Culture Webinar – Online safety for organisations working with children and young people
ACE Digital Culture Webinar – Google Analytics for absolute beginners
ACE Digital Culture Webinar – How to audit your Google Analytics account
ACE Digital Culture Webinar – Google Tag Manager for absolute beginners
AMA Free Webinars (if fully booked, there’s a waiting list)

RESOURCES FROM SUNDERLAND CULTURE

We have been asking the facilitators leading our online creative industry support sessions to produce resources for people who may not be able to attend.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media expert, The Culture Vulture has talks about The “New Normal” Digital Landscape, with handy hints and tips for individual creative practitioners, businesses and organisations navigating the new online world.

CV New Normal PDF

COMMUNICATING CONFIDENTLY ONLINE
Throughout lockdown, award-winning theatre company, Mortal Fools, have been delivering workshops in how to communicate well online. Here they offer some suggestions and confidence-boosting exercises to try at home.

MF Digital Communication PDF

RESOURCES FROM OTHER ORGANISATIONS

ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS
– Live Art Development Agency – Information for Artists and Arts Workers
– Creative Review – Guide for creative support during coronavirus
– Shape Arts – Twitter thread of resources for those working in the arts, affected by self-isolation
– UNLIMITED – Resources and opportunities for disabled artists and freelancers in response to Covid-19
– Disability Arts Online – FREE Artist Development Sessions
– ActionSpace – Guide To Making Art Whilst Social Distancing
Tips for working remotely when you’re deaf (with BSL videos) with Jo Wooden
– Free Creative Industries Federation Membership for 6 months

FUNDING
– Community Foundation – Coronavirus funds
– Arts Council England – Updates, Guidance and COVID 19 Support
Grants Online

ONLINE NETWORKING AND DIGITAL SKILLS
Tech Nation
Zoom
Skype
– Get Creative
– Media Savvy – Zoom Tutorial
Engaging an Online Audience – presenting well online

BUSINESS / MARKETING/ AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
Arts Marketing Association Webinars
Freelance Artist Resources
– Cuseum webinars – Creating content and engaging audiences
– Online Business Support via NE-BIC (call 0191 516 6111)

PERFORMING ARTS
Support for Theatre Professionals During Coronavirus
Dave Moutrey and Jude Christian’s advice to new theatremakers
The Theatrical Guild
Youth Music Network – Emergency Fund
Musicians Union – Hardship Fund
Dance Professionals Fund

VISUAL ARTS
a-n The Artists Information Company
Artist Support Pledge to support sale of artworks
Craft Opportunities Facebook Group
CVAN Network Opportunities
– Film Hub North – latest updates
– BFI – COVID-19 update

WRITERS
Society of Authors – Authors Emergency Fund
ALCS – COVID Advice and Resources
Spread the Word – funding for writers
National Association of Writers in Education – coronavirus advice

HERITAGE
National Lottery Heritage Fund – coronavirus update and Heritage Emergency Fund
Historic England – the heritage sector and coronavirus
Heritage Alliance

NHS AND GOVERNMENT ADVICE
NHS Advice – COVID 19
UK Government – COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses
UK Government – COVID-19 Industry Guidance
Sunderland City Council Advice and support
EU Guidance on Coronavirus
Apply for Universal Credit

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
– Mind – Coronavirus and your wellbeing
– BBC – Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health
The Samaritans
– Film and TV Charity – 24 hour Support Line
Northern Mental Health
– MARCH Network – Creative Isolation resources to support creativity for mental health during lockdown
Coping During Covid-19 – a guide to students from students
64 million artists

WORKING FROM HOME ADVICE
Top tips for self-isolating from Creative England
Digital marketing recommendations during COVID-19
Remote working resources guide from Guild

GIVING YOURSELF A BREAK
Audio books
200 Years of Advice from the Old Vic
Netflix Party
Virtual museum tours from Google Arts and Culture
Sofa Singers
National Theatre Online