Artist Survival Guide #03

In the third of our Artist Survival Guides we look at the evolving support, opportunities and culture being offered remotely during the coronavirus lockdown. Including the latest from the Arts Council and how to escape your home without really leaving.

Arts Council England’s Chief Executive, Darren Henley, has written a blog post outlining some of the emergency support the Arts Council is making available to artists and organisations. Visual Arts South West are running webinars on Wednesday and Thursday this week advising on Round 2 applications to the Arts Council‘s Emergency Funds.

Axis Web have introduced a new hardship fund, which members can apply to for £100 awards, ten of which will be awarded each week over the next 5 weeks.

Contemporary Visual Arts Network are asking artists and those working in the sector to complete their coronavirus survey to help shape how sector support organisations can best help.

The Parallel State podcast hears from artists, academics and cultural practitioners on the impact of the current pandemic.

Arts Professional are collating resources under the banner of Covid Culture on their free-to-access microsite.

The Creative Industries Federation are keen to offer support to freelancers, and are offering a free 6 month membership.

Curatorspace is offering 6 month free access to their new online listings for artists to organise and promote online workshops. Platforms that can be used to deliver workshops digitally include; Funzing, Patreon, and Skillshare.

Missing the outdoors? For true virtual escapism you can make digital visits to nine beautiful botanic gardens which have been collated by the Spaces website, including Monet’s garden (and house – which is well worth a look around).

Also look out for Jarvis Cocker’s bedtime stories, a new channel of Short Films from Cyprus available on Vimeo, and The Women’s Art Library app.

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