These pages are our response to this difficult time, and are full of tips that many other amazing artists have shared with us here: Thank you to you all, and we hope we can spread more love and community at this difficult time!

Arts Council England (ACE) Emergency Response Package
Two application rounds for both of the following funding streams, to be made on the ACE Grantium application portal

  • £50 million for organisations (excluding Music Education Hubs) to apply for up to £35,000
  • £20 million for artists, creative practitioners and freelancers through grants of £2,500
  • Round One: 9 April open for applications  | by 13 April to register on Grantium | 16 April deadline for applications
  • Round Two: 16 April open for applications | by 27 April to register on Grantium | 30 April deadline for applications
  • If you apply to the first round, you will not be able to apply to the second round, even if you are unsuccessful.
  • Link here for details and email for enquiries.

Disability Arts Online

  • New commissions fund of £8,000 for disabled artists, with three types of commission
  • Deadline Monday 6 April
  • Link here for details and application form.

BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine Fund

  • £250,000 fund to commission around 25 professional artists to produce new video, audio and interactive content with £3,000-£8,000 available per project to be delivered by the end of July 2020
  • Launched by BBC Arts with Arts Council England support and managed by The Space.
  • Deadline Wednesday 8 April 2020
  • Link here for details and application form.

PRS Emergency Relief Fund

  • For Performing Right Society (PRS) writer members, offering hardship grants of up to £1,000.
  • Running until Friday 17 April or until they have no funds left to allocate, whichever is sooner.
  • Link here for details and application form.

New support
The Authors Emergency Fund

  • The Society of Authors awarding grants of up to £2,000 to UK professional authors, writers, including writers, literary translators, poets, script writers, journalists and illustrators.
  • Link here for details and application form, no deadline given.

GLA Culture at Risk

  • Register your details with the Mayor’s Culture at Risk Office, to shape and improve their service at this time, and for updates on the newest resources and guidance available.
  • Link here for details.

Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund

  • Created by the BFI and The Film and TV Charity with a £1million donation from Netflix to support those working in Film, TV and Cinema production.
  • Eligibility criteria and levels of funding available currently in development, so link here for details and join their mailing list to hear first when the fund launches.
  • Existing Film and TV Emergency Relief fund offers grants of £500 to those facing immediate financial challenges with essentials like food and living costs.
  • Link here for details and application form, no deadline given.

101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space

Are offering cash grants (£500 – £1,500) for outdoor artists to explore new ways of reaching audiences deadline 8 April

Culture in Quarantine

This Fund is a ACE & BBC initiative for new work in online, digital, interactive, radio or TV formats deadline 8 April
Culture in Quarantine | The Space
BBC Arts with Arts Council England, as part of an ongoing relationship, is launching a Culture in Quarantine fund for around 25 established England-based artists of any discipline to produce new works in creative media – video, audio and interactive.

Creative Industries Federation are offering a free 6 month membership


Has launched Queer Art Always seed comissions (£250 – £1,000) deadline 8 April and 22 April

Arts Council

If you are planning on applying for support from the Arts Council, you MUST register before the 3rd of April and you must have previously had public funding before – more details here.

Covid-19 Small Business Government Grant

How do I get the government £3,000 coronavirus grant?


Citizen’s Advice

Emergency Funding

Dance Fund

FEU Training

Girls Gone Strong

Creative Factory Funding

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