Coronavirus Guidance and Information for Artists and Creatives

We understand artists and freelancers are getting hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and we’re committed to giving you the support and resources to help navigate this challenging time.
Being said we have put together a list of opportunities that you can benefit from to help you, challenge you and enhance your talents.
These lists are continually updated, but please get in touch if you know of something you think we should include.


  • A-N The Artists Information Company is offering bursaries of £500 – £1,500 to help support those whose livelihoods have been impacted by Coronavirus Covid-19

  • The £1.5m Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund is supported by the Freelands Foundation, as part of a landmark commitment of £3m towards emergency funds for artists and freelance creative practitioners across the UK affected by the Covid-19 crisis

  • Arts Council offering an #emergency #grant of up to £2500 for #artists affected by the lockdown.  Deadline is soon,16th of April 2020.

  • Business-led innovation in response to global disruption (de minimis)

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to respond to new and urgent needs in UK and global communities during and following the Covid-19 pandemic,6TLKR,WXW5PE,RCVVH,1#summary

  • Fast turnaround CPDL bursaries from Curious Minds, for cultural education freelancers and small or community-based arts organisations whose main work is with schools or children & young people.

  • Two awards of £5,000 each for unapologetically radical and politicised ‘early career’ artists who work in Live Art and identify as disabled people.

  • The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. The Fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30


  • Creating Sustainable Development by Creative Scotland available for Scottish artists

  • The coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme. The HMRC will contact the eligible persons in the future.

  • Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy responses to COVID-19 (multiple grants posted on the website)

  • The Eaton Fund for artists

  • Universal credit for self-employed

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