Funding and support for Artists and individuals
We hope you are coping amidst the challenging circumstances of COVID-19. As an arts organisation we do understand the pain you are experiencing. With many events cancelled and uncertainty around the future, the arts sector is going through difficult times and is worried about its survival. In response Government and other funding bodies have announced various grant and support schemes specifically for the arts sector and artists to enable us to get through these times. On this page we have collated information on funding being offered by Arts Council England and from other sources.
Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund
ACE is making £20 million available to individuals working in the cultural sector, including artists, creative practitioners and freelancers. You can read ACE’s Chief Executive Darren Henley’s blog here.
Are you eligible? The fund is for :
Creative individuals who are directly affected by the coronavirus outbreak;
There are grants available for up to £2,500 or £3,000 if you have extra cost relating with a disability.
You must have:
made or delivered work that has been funded by public money;
and at least half (50%) of your income must come from your creative work
You can read full information and guidelines for this funding here
Deadline 1: Opens 9th April – Deadline 16th April
Deadline 2: Open 16th April – Deadline 30th April
Register on the Arts Council online portal here
Full information here
Other funds available:
If you have never applied for arts funding before and are feeling the impact of COVID-19, you may still be eligible for some of these schemes. Please read the funding guidelines at the above mentioned links.
Another excellent resource is through Help Musicians who provide information on a range of topics including support on health issues and mental well being.
We are here to support artists with any questions regarding funding. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish you all the best with your applications and in getting through this period.
Asian Arts Agency