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Creative Resource Round-Up Three: May 2020 #2

Friday, 22nd May 2020

As the arts continue to deal with the COVID-19 situation, there are lots of resources available to offer a little help or guidance. We’ve brought together some of our favourites here.


1. List of Online Theatre, Music, and Dance shows


This great list from The Culture Diary brings together the rather overwhelming number of streams available at the moment for you to choose from. If you’re wondering why you crave singing from a more academic perspective, this article from The Conversation may be interesting.


2. Online workshops from the JMK Trust


The JMK Trust has put together a great series of workshops, which are open to anybody. You can find the latest link at the link above!


3. Thoughts About What Happens Next


There’s a lot of thinking to be done about what happens next, and how the sector can recover and perhaps even use this as a chance to improve areas that we’ve found challenging. Covering financial models, the problems and potential of widespread streaming, and ways that lockdown might give companies a chance to recover through serving their audiences (Part 2 here).


4. Funding (Various)


This is the big one – various sources of information about funding.


Arts Council England have rounded up all of the support available for artists across art forms and listed it here.


They’ve also got this final emergency intervention.


The government has this set of loans for small businesses, if you’re eligible.


The Directory for Social Change has also made a list of funding opportunities.


5. Other Places To Turn For Help


Most of these were drawn from this thread on Twitter. The PRS Foundation has this fund for sustaining creativity, while new commissions for disabled artists can be found here.