We hope that you are coping with the current situation. If you’re set up to make music at home, you’re lucky to have something fun to lock into while locked down! However, we know that times are tough and lots of you will be on reduced incomes, so we’d like to share a list of funding and help for musicians affected by Covid-19.
- This page is a central source of support and advice for all musicians during the coronavirus period.
- Sign up here for regular information from the Musicians Union about how COVID-19 affects UK musicians – you don’t have to be a member of the MU to get these.
- A comprehensive, up-to-date resource for anyone seeking guidance on how to stage online music events. There’s a list of livestreaming tools for artists and speakers, and a calendar of virtual events.
- The Help Musicians second wave of financial hardship support will help UK self-employed professional musicians who are ineligible for government emergency safety nets or unable to survive on what they receive.
- Free fundraising consultancy to support arts organisations with income generation, fundraising strategy, and donor cultivation.
- A daily Zoom meetup between 9:30 – 10:30 for anyone involved in arts, culture and creativity who would welcome the opportunity to talk to others about dealing with the Covid-19 situation.
- NAMM Foundation webinar on teaching music online (private and group lessons).
- And finally, here’s a great collection of ideas from Resident Advisor to keep the music flowing during lockdown.