Resources for the Creative and Cultural Industries in times of Covid-19 and beyond.

A range of resources and information links about the impact of coronavirus on the arts and cultural sector, which we hope you will find useful to help navigate and survive these challenging times and their aftermath.

Queen Mary Arts & Culture Support Centre

Resources and support for arts and culture workers across the following areas: legal support with making universal credit applications; toolkits; writing retreats; mentoring to make funding applications.


A grassroots, volunteer-run organisation and community forum representing workers across industries, including strong advocacy for creative freelancers and mental health wellbeing resources.

Rebuilding Relationships with Europe

A comprehensive blog of resources for the creative sector to maintain and strengthen links with our nearest neighbours in the EU and build bridges where none existed.

The Seven Principles

UK Disability Arts Alliance propose seven principles for an Inclusive Recovery.

Creative Industries Clusters Programme Covid-19 Resources

An open source public document that will inform a live database for funding, grants, guidance & other support packages.


Culture Reset was a practical rapid response programme to inspire more relevant and impactful cultural organisations and practices.

The programme offered an extensive range of resources including podcasts, videos, toolkits and newsletter updates, which can be explored here. 

Creative Coalition: A Plan to Reimagine

Creative Industries Federation have published their collective vision for a creative future, covering everything from education, to jobs, to investment, to research and development.

Access the publication here

Covid Creatives Toolkit

A set of curated,  mostly free & open source resources to support creative practitioners (artists, makers, curators, designers, hackers, educators, facilitators, etc.) who need to migrate their practice onto digital places & spaces, and don’t have time to mess around.

Link to Google Doc here

British Council Covid 19 Support

Crowd-sourced advice, funding, resources, and tips from across the sector for staying creative during the Covid-19 crisis.

Link to BC Covid 19 Support here

Arts Council EnglandMaking the Case for Arts & Culture

A comprehensive online toolkit to help you demonstrate the value of art and culture send out powerful messages about why publicly-funded art and culture is important and what benefits it can bring to individuals, communities and society as a whole.

Click through here

What Next? Building unlikely alliances through arts & culture

What Next? Chapter meetings take place across the UK for people at all levels to come together to share, debate and take collective action on issues facing the local and national cultural sector.

A range of tools and resources are offered to encourage new and different conversations about how and why the arts are important… and you can sign up to their newsletter.

Link to What Next? home page.


Counterculture have put together a comprehensive document detailing key emergency funding opportunities that have been announced to help arts and heritage organisations to respond to the impact of Covid-19 and ensure delivery of services to their beneficiaries.

Link to document here.

GLA Culture at Risk

The Culture at Risk Office offers bespoke services and support from dispute mediation to facilitating conversations with local authorities. In times of Covid-19 they are inviting registrations online so that they can: provide the right type of support; use this information to shape and improve services; continue to update with the newest resources and guidance available.

Link to Culture at Risk pages.

Link to London Growth Hub – support for small businesses

Link to Pay it Forward – crowdfunding support for businesses to secure trade by pre-selling vouchers, goods and services.


The Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre at NESTA is collecting data from across the sector to help policymakers understand and respond to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Link to PEC pages and survey.

Creative Industries Federation

Creative Industries Federation have collated advice from across the sector to provide guidance to those in the creative industries who are affected by the Coronavirus and its fallout. Including an information sheet regarding the self employment income support scheme.

Link to Covid-19 sector guidance pages.

Link to information about self-employment income support.

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