Artsadmin e-digest

Issue No. 908
Compiled and edited by The team at Artsadmin

Hello,

The team from Artsadmin doesn’t usually add messages to the e-digest, which has for over 18 years, sent you weekly news about opportunities for independent artists.

This is not a usual week. You’ll notice that our Lonely Arts and Websites/Services sections are a lot more populated - we’ve been working to gather resources already out there for you, as well as worthwhile and interesting work streaming online. There's also some things we just love.

We’ve done our best to make sure this information is up-to-date, but due to the speed of information and change, we can’t guarantee everything here will be current by the time this is published.

We are not working from our base in Toynbee Studios but we are still working and our Artist Support programmes and services are fully operational. Please be in touch.

The team at Artsadmin

CONTENTS


  • A. FUNDING/COMMISSIONS/PLATFORMS/CALLS FOR ARTISTS
  • A.1) Creative Distance Festival - Let's play!
  • A.2) Immediate callout: Making theatre for extraordinary times.
  • A.3) National Funding
  • A.4) Regional Fundraisers
  • A.5) Charities and corporations launch £330,000 Authors’ Emergency Fund
  • A.6) Common Ground Project Artist, Norfolk & Norwich Festival
  • A.7) DIVISION/REVISION BILLBOARD TAKEOVER
  • A.8) The Foundry Art Centre: Final Draft
  • A.9) Fellowship at Halcyon Arts Lab
  • A.10) Grizedale Residencies 2020

  • B. SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/COURSES
  • B.1) Improbable: International Institute of Improvisation (iii!)
  • B.2) Bow Skills Lab: Website building and SEO basics
  • B.3) Bow Skills Talk: A guide to open calls, applications and art opportunities
  • B.4) Bow Skills Lab: Colour theory
  • B.5) Bow Skills Peer Crit, with FESPA Textile Ambassador Debbie McKeegan
  • B.6) Bow Skills Talk: Creating and Expanding your Networks

  • C. WEBSITES/SERVICES
  • C.1) Digital Advisories from Artsadmin
  • C.2) Unlimited & Shape Arts Support
  • C.3) Arts Council England Coronavirus information
  • C.4) COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
  • C.5) a-n support and survey
  • C.6) Asia Art Activism - Un-racialising the Coronavirus Epidemic
  • C.7) Exeunt - Covid-19 Resources for UK Theatre
  • C.8) HMRC & Universal Credit
  • C.9) How is COVID-19 affecting Freelance Artists? Tell an MP
  • C.10) Independent Arts Projects - COVID-19 Impact on Arts Workers
  • C.11) LADA - COVID-19 Support and Resources
  • C.12) Mind - Mental Health Charity - Resources for everyone having a difficult time
  • C.13) Petitions for Freelancers & Renters Affected by COVID-19
  • C.14) Renter’s Rights and Template Letter
  • C.15) Spreadsheet template for calculating potential risk for income loss
  • C.16) Wales Arts Review - live blog and advice for Freelancers
  • C.17) What Next - Coronavirus: issues, good practice and information
  • C.18) Are you in need of an arts manager/representative?
  • C.19) Need a new website? Or an update to your existing one?
  • C.20) Script reader/dramaturg
  • C.21) The NRLA30 is LIVE.
  • C.22) Websites for Artists, Makers and Small Businesses

  • D. JOBS AND UNPAID OPPORTUNITIES
  • D.1) Touretteshero: General Manager
  • D.2) Improbable: Open Space Producer (part-time, 3 days/week)
  • D.3) Arts Catalyst: Deputy Director (Maternity Cover)
  • D.4) Participants for research project
  • D.5) Improbable: Trustees
  • D.6) Arts Catalyst seeks new members of the Board of Trustees

  • E. LONELY ARTS
  • E.1) Queercare: Food Delivering Support
  • E.2) Artsadmin Editorial - Facebook Groups
  • E.3) Artsadmin Editorial - Want to see some art? - Links and tips
  • E.4) Artsadmin Editorial - Learning/Growing/Thinking
  • E.5) Artsadmin Editorial - Turning it off - Content to Digest/Distract/Inspire
  • A. FUNDING/COMMISSIONS/PLATFORMS/CALLS FOR ARTISTS


    A.1) Creative Distance Festival - Let's play!

    The entertainment community is now in a position of deep sadness.

    But wait…

    Welcome to Creative Distance!

    An online festival for right NOW!

    A festival to come together, celebrate the arts and support the artistic community.

    Looping The Loop CIC in partnership with What's Coming Out Of The Box bring to you a brand new festival.

    Well we have a plan!

    We, the artistic community are suddenly finding ourselves in very new territory. We plan to stream a series of events, filmed and live-streamed throughout the next month.

    All you have to do is pay what you decide!

    All proceeds will go back to the artists who created content to help them be able to pay the rent and feed the kids during this difficult time!

    ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS

    If you’re interested in taking part, check our guidelines https://creativedistance.org/ and send us your proposal: creativedistancefest@gmail.com

    Katie and Estelle x

    CONTACT
    email creativedistancefest@gmail.com
    website https://creativedistance.org/

    This is an unpaid opportunity.

    A.2) Immediate callout: Making theatre for extraordinary times.

    Farnham Maltings wants to support South East based theatre makers in our towns and villages to create new work right now which responds to and supports our communities in these extraordinary and difficult times.

    We are offering a limited programme of grants from £500 to £5000 to support artists to create theatre experiences with and for their community.

    Heartened by positive responses to the current crisis – from the balcony singing in Italy, the mass aerobic workouts in Spain to new, digital choir platforms, we want to support exciting, mischievous ideas which fully embrace the requirement of social distancing and turn it on its head.

    Please submit a maximum of 500 words detailing firstly your idea and approach to the project, where and how it will take place and then more about you and your experience. This should be accompanied by an outline budget.

    CONTACT
    email katy.potter@farnhammaltings.com
    website theatre.farnhammaltings.com/portfolio/covid-19-responses/
    tel 07798 812548

    This is a paid opportunity.

    A.3) National Funding

    You can either donate or receive funding from these Crowd Funders. Please check the links for further information.

    Emergency Support Fund
    https://nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk/coronavirus/

    Funding: £200 - £500 matched donations to theatre artists, organised by Bryony Kimmings
    https://twitter.com/BryonyKimmings/status/1239286413658673153

    Funds for Freelancers: financial resource for actors, creatives and ushers working in theatre
    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/fundsforfreelancers?utm_term=YgWEa5vQk

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk

    This is a paid opportunity.

    A.4) Regional Fundraisers

    You can either donate or receive funding from these Crowd Funders. Please check the links for further information.

    Hull Artists Coronavirus Fund, organised by Middle Child
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/hull-artists-coronavirus-fund-middle-child

    Liverpool Artists Coronavirus Fund, organised by Luke Barnes
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/liverpool-artists-coronavirus-fund

    West Midlands Artists Coronavirus Fund, organised by Amahra Spence
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/WM-artists-coronavirus-fund

    South West creatives Coronavirus Fund, organised by Jay Crutchley
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/south-west-artists-corona-impact-fund

    Manchester Artists Coronavirus Fund, organised by Laurence Young
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/manchester-artists-coronavirus-hardship-fund

    East Midlands Coronavirus Fund, organised by Rafia Hussain
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/east-midlands-corona-virus-impact-fund

    Gloucestershire Artists Survival Fund, organised by Jackie Garner
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/east-midlands-corona-virus-impact-fund

    South Yorkshire Creatives COVID-19 Hardship Fund, organised by Linda Bloomfield
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/south-yorkshire-creatives-cv-hardship-fund/

    London Artists and Creatives Coronavirus Fund, organised by Denzel Kessie and Josh Akapo
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/london-artist-amp-creatives-corona-virus-fund

    Wales artists and freelancers fund, organised by Guy Raymond
    https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wales-artist-and-freelancers-coronavirus-fund#start

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk

    This is a paid opportunity.

    A.5) Charities and corporations launch £330,000 Authors’ Emergency Fund

    The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, the Royal Literary Fund, English PEN with the T S Eliot Foundation, and Amazon UK join forces with the Society of Authors to support authors affected financially by Coronavirus.

    Applications are open to all professional authors who are resident in the UK or British subjects – including all types of writers, illustrators, literary translators, scriptwriters, poets, journalists and others – for whom author-related activities make up a substantial amount of their annual income. This applies to anyone eligible for Full Membership of the SoA although membership of the SoA is not a requirement.

    Grants are likely to be up to £2,000 and designed to meet urgent need with the possibility of review as the situation continues.

    How to apply - The Authors’ Contingency Fund is open to applications now.
    For full details on how to apply, eligibility and to download an application form visit societyofauthors.org/Grants/contingency-funds.

    CONTACT
    email grants@societyofauthors.org
    website https://bit.ly/3bhTjCs
    tel 020 7373 664

    This is a paid opportunity.

    A.6) Common Ground Project Artist, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

    Norfolk & Norwich Festival are thrilled to be able to offer this remarkable opportunity for an artist to create a youth-led heritage based arts project. We’re proud to have teamed up with nationally recognised heritage partners across East Anglia to create Common Ground, an ambitious project providing new opportunities for 16-25 year olds to enjoy and work at heritages sites.

    Our partners are the National Trust, The Prince’s Trust, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, and SHARE Museums East.

    Our aim is to work with young people to co-create a project that inspires them to relate heritage to their own lives and help young people define natural and cultural heritage for themselves.
    This callout is for an artist to co-create a Common Ground project at the Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s site Carlton Marshes, in Lowestoft.

    Project Artist Commission: £12,000

    For a full job description and information on how to apply please visit https://nnfestival.org.uk/common-ground

    CONTACT
    email commonground@nnfestival.org.uk
    website https://nnfestival.org.uk/common-ground/
    tel 01603878285

    This is a paid opportunity.

    A.7) DIVISION/REVISION BILLBOARD TAKEOVER

    We invite submissions for the Newcastle citywide BILLBOARD AND POSTER DRUM TAKE OVER. Projects will be exhibited across Newcastle’s main shopping streets.

    Taking cue from the social and political landscape in the UK, focussing on Newcastle/North East, applicants can submit works that respond to what brings us together, with the understanding that those things are often the same things that pull us apart. This challenge is proposed in the loosest possible way.

    The exhibition is curated by Uta Kögelsberger, with the support of Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and Build Hollywood.

    Submissions should include a 'Statement of Intent' (200 words) and Artist Bio' (200 words).

    Participants' works will be sited on poster drums. The poster drums can accommodate 4 X '4 sheet' works (1016mm X 1524mm). Total 'wraparound' surface area of poster drum is 2450mm high X 4240mm circumference.
    300dpi File Format: JPEG or PDF

    Deadline: 30/03/2020 at 5pm
    Email submissions and further questions to: billboardtakeover@gmail.com

    CONTACT
    email billboardtakeover@gmail.com

    This is an unpaid opportunity.

    A.8) The Foundry Art Centre: Final Draft

    The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri, is seeking submissions for “Final Draft”, an exhibition showcasing design and illustration in fine art.

    Design and illustration affects and constructs our daily lives; from websites and social media, to billboards and greeting cards, to the way we navigate our surroundings. Visuals created with purpose and intentional design. While they can be utilized differently, illustration and design have long gone hand in hand.

    For this exhibition we invite all designers and illustrators to display their work in a Fine Art setting. All media is considered for submission. Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24.

    To Learn More Information: http://www.foundryartcentre.org/ To Directly Submit To This Call: https://foundryartcentre.formstack.com/forms/
    Deadline to enter: May 4th, 2020

    CONTACT
    email exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org
    website www.foundryartcentre.org/
    tel 6362550270

    This is an unpaid opportunity.

    A.9) Fellowship at Halcyon Arts Lab

    What is the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship?
    At the intersection of art and social change, this five-month residential fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Arts Lab fellows strive to expand their practices and grow as leaders in their respective fields.

    Learn more at Halcyonartslab.org

    How to apply: https://halcyonhouse.org/arts-lab/apply
    Contact details: Arts@Halcyonhouse.org or 202.516.1036

    For further information, please visit https://halcyonhouse.org/arts-lab/apply

    CONTACT
    email arts@halcyonhouse.org
    website https://halcyonhouse.org/arts-lab/apply
    tel 202.516.1036

    This is an unpaid opportunity.

    A.10) Grizedale Residencies 2020

    Known as the First Forest for Sculpture in the UK and made up of 3,000 hectares of managed woodland located within the Lake District National Park, Grizedale is a unique place for visitors of all ages to enjoy art in the landscape 365 days a year. There are currently 40 sculptures in the collection and the forest welcomes over 250,000 visitors each year.

    This opportunity for two artists to be based at Grizedale Forest is an annual intensive six week long residency that aims to foster experimentation and innovation in response to the natural environment. A Royal Society of Sculptors member will be paired with an early-career sculptor (those having completed an undergraduate degree within the last five years and also living and working in the North West) to explore how creative ideas can evolve and how new ideas and innovative thinking can cross generations of artistic practice.

    CONTACT
    email awards@sculptors.org.uk
    website https://grizedaleresidency.artopps.co.uk/
    tel +44 (0)207 3

    This is an unpaid opportunity.

    B. SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/COURSES


    B.1) Improbable: International Institute of Improvisation (iii!)

    8 - 26 June @ Middlesex University, London

    Three weeks of workshops led by two of the world’s leading improvisers – and co-Artistic Directors of Improbable – Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson. A complete curriculum for making unforgettable theatre.

    Week 1 explores improvisation for performance in an Improbable style, building meta-skills such as listening, awareness and presence. It draws on impro greats like Johnstone and Spolin as well as the work of Amy & Arnold Mindell, Michael Checkhov and Jeremy Whelan.

    Week 2 is a deep dive into the unknown, addressing how impro can be used alongside other areas of practice and research, from opera to puppetry to conflict facilitation.

    Week 3 brings it all home, turning the discoveries of the first fortnight into a toolkit for making work.

    Cost: £1,250 total, or £500/week. Bursaries & stipends available.

    Places are by application only.

    More info + to apply, see the website below.

    CONTACT
    email office@improbable.co.uk
    website https://bit.ly/2IucGMg
    tel 02072404556

    B.2) Bow Skills Lab: Website building and SEO basics

    Take part in a practical, in-depth session on website building and SEO basics, with Monika Gravagno of Facciocose. Facciocose is a London-based Physical Theatre Company who offer creative mentoring programmes, encouraging creative, innovative and sustainable businesses and empowering creative careers.

    Your website is the most powerful marketing tool available to you, it should have the ability to generate sales and increase business growth. This programme teaches you how to make or improve your website, and how to implement Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to generate traffic and get visibility. This workshop will be beneficial for anyone looking to improve their digital presence, even if you already have an existing website on a different platform.

    For further details and tickets, please see our website.

    Sat 11 July 2020, 12-3pm, £10/7, Bow Arts Courtyard Room

    CONTACT
    email nunnery@bowarts.com
    website https://bit.ly/33QDPTH
    tel 02089807774

    B.3) Bow Skills Talk: A guide to open calls, applications and art opportunities

    In this talk, based on their experience working behind the Ashurst Emerging Art Prize and with individual artists, Caitlin Smith and Conrad Carvalho will discuss open calls, applications and art opportunities with our Director of Arts & Events Sophie Hill.

    They will discuss how to find the right opportunities for your work, how to approach this realistically and how to engage with applications as effectively as possible, giving specific examples throughout. This talk will offer practical, actionable tips which can be applied across applications for open calls, residencies and other art opportunities, with a focus on a methodical and organised approach for any kind of application. This talk aims to help artists look objectively at what they are already doing and develop this to be as effective as possible, whilst also providing guidance on where to source reputable opportunities.

    Tickets £10/7 (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists)

    CONTACT
    email nunnery@bowarts.com
    website https://bowarts.org/bow-skills-art-opps
    tel 020 8980 777

    B.4) Bow Skills Lab: Colour theory

    A practical colour workshop with Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director of Dulux, exploring how we see colour, how we respond to it and how we use it to predict global trends.

    Join Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director of Dulux, to learn all about colour in a practical workshop where you will explore how we see colour, how we respond to it and how we use it to transform our response to the world around us. You will be shown how to mix colours and have a chance to invent and name your own bespoke unique palette. Aprons and gloves will be provided but come prepared to play with paints in clothes and shoes you don't mind being subjected to an unplanned makeover!

    Tickets £10/7 (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists)

    CONTACT
    email nunnery@bowarts.com
    website https://bowarts.org/bow-skills/colour-theory
    tel 020 8980 777

    B.5) Bow Skills Peer Crit, with FESPA Textile Ambassador Debbie McKeegan

    Join us to present your art work, hear feedback from peers and join the conversation with special guest award-winning British textile designer and FESPA Textile Ambassador Debbie McKeegan. In this session the guest creative will start by sharing their personal and professional practice, before facilitating a conversation around each presenting artists’ work.

    Debbie McKeegan is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary creative and renowned digital print pioneer, with over 25 years’ experience within the Textile manufacturing industry. Debbie is the CEO of TexIntel, a British digital textile printing company, and has a unique insight that combines creativity with a deep knowledge of traditional manufacturing process and the essential application of disruptive digital technologies.

    Tickets £10/7 for presenters and £3/2 for attendees (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists)

    CONTACT
    email nunnery@bowarts.com
    website https://bowarts.org/bow-skills/per-crit-debbie-mckeegan
    tel 020 8980 777

    B.6) Bow Skills Talk: Creating and Expanding your Networks

    Join us for a session on networking and navigating life as a freelancer in the arts sector, with leading diversity organisation Creative Access. This will be an interactive talk from Creative Access about:
    · how to start developing a network / the different methods and tactics
    · challenges/difficulties you might face when starting out – with a particular focus on BAME practitioners
    · how to tap into existing networks
    · what to do/not to do when introducing yourself

    Creative Access is one of the UK’s leading diversity organisations. It fills a gap in the current creative landscape by helping young people from under-represented communities (including black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic or BAME backgrounds, as well as those with a lower socioeconomic or lower SES status) to secure both jobs and paid training opportunities in creative companies.

    Tickets £10/7 (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists)

    CONTACT
    email nunnery@bowarts.com
    website https://bowarts.org/bow-skills/creating-expanding-networks
    tel 020 8980 777

    C. WEBSITES/SERVICES


    C.1) Digital Advisories from Artsadmin

    Artsadmin offers a unique and free one-to-one advice service to UK-based artists working in contemporary performance, at any stage of their career. Sessions are informal and artist-led, offering an opportunity to talk about anything from artistic ideas and project development to funding and contexts for your work.

    To book a session via Skype, fill in the Google survey from the link below so we can understand a bit about your practice and what you would like to discuss during an advice session.

    Please note that if you are working primarily in scriptwriting, staged plays, traditional circus, puppetry, craft, painting, sculpture, traditional forms of dance, opera and music this is outside the focus of Artsadmin’s work.

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://bit.ly/2J4nWz5

    C.2) Unlimited & Shape Arts Support

    Unlimited - Useful information for supporting disabled artists and freelancers
    This document provides Contingencies for COVID-19, including supporting disabled artists and arts freelancers through commissioning blogs and micro-commissions for those who are self-isolating.
    https://bit.ly/2y3WijF
    info@weareunlimited.org.uk

    Shape Arts - twitter thread with resources for people working in the arts
    It’s a time of great uncertainty and risk for our network, disabled and non-disabled, because of #COVID19. We are compiling a list of resources for those working in the arts, affected by #selfisolation, or generally wanting to help
    https://bit.ly/2WJjfDb
    info@shapearts.org.uk


    CONTACT
    email info@weareunlimited.org.uk
    website https://bit.ly/2WJjfDb / https://bit.ly/2y3WijF

    C.3) Arts Council England Coronavirus information

    Last updated: 8pm, Monday 16 March 2020
    Our number one priority in the coming months is to support people who work in the arts, museums and libraries.

    Our emergency planning covers all our funding streams including those that support individuals, small organisations who receive project funding, Music Education Hubs, Creative People and Places (CPP), and National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs).

    We have a number of important decisions to make about how we adapt or create new funding programmes to respond to the Covid-19 emergency, and what we will do about our future investment process for NPOs. We will update you on these decisions as soon as possible.

    Please see our website for further information: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19

    Please use the following link to find out how to contact us during this period: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/contact-us

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19

    C.4) COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

    This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.

    Please see the website below for any of the following:

    RESOURCES:
    GENERAL PREPAREDNESS
    QUANTIFYING ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CANCELED WORK

    ADVOCACY & LEGAL INFORMATION

    EMERGENCY FUNDING

    WORKING, GATHERING, & TEACHING ONLINE

    HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
    INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES (outside United States)

    OTHER LISTS & MISCELLANEOUS WISDOM

    EVENTS (ONLINE LEARNING & WEBINARS)

    INTERRUPTING RACISM RESOURCES

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/

    C.5) a-n support and survey

    INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANISERS
    Support and advice from across the arts sector, plus wider government and NHS guidance, following the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak.
    We are aware that coronavirus Covid-19 will be impacting a-n members and the visual arts community in a number of different ways. This is a quickly changing situation, but we recognise in particular that artists’ incomes will be impacted and we will be advocating for the needs of visual artists with arts councils and government.

    https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-guidance-for-artists-and-arts-organisers/
    EMAIL: membership@a-n.co.uk

    SURVEY
    In light of the current Coronavirus Covid-19 public health crisis, we are keen to understand the impact on our membership.
    We want to hear your views, so please take 5 minutes to complete this short questionnaire.
    This will help us focus our efforts on how we can support members and help us identify ways we can advocate on your behalf. Responses will remain anonymous and no individual responses will be identified unless your permission is given.

    Please complete by 8am on Tuesday 24th March 2020.
    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DF53P25
    EMAIL: membership@a-n.co.uk

    CONTACT
    email membership@a-n.co.uk
    website https://bit.ly/2xmgHQp

    C.6) Asia Art Activism - Un-racialising the Coronavirus Epidemic

    As Southeast and East Asians living in the UK, our thoughts are with the residents of Wuhan who have already experienced a month of isolation, separation from their families, emotional and financial insecurity, and witnessed the tragic deaths of neighbours, colleagues and loved ones. Lunar New Year is meant to be a joyful celebration, but currently 45 million people are under lockdown.
    The coronavirus epidemic is a tragedy that should have prompted global empathy and solidarity alongside collaborative action between governmental leaders and health bodies. This has not happened.

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://bit.ly/2WJnCxI

    C.7) Exeunt - Covid-19 Resources for UK Theatre

    An evolving collection of advice, resources and opportunities for people who work in theatre and are affected by coronavirus.

    http://exeuntmagazine.com/features/covid-19-resources-uk-theatre-freelancers/

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://bit.ly/2UaoLwJ

    C.8) HMRC & Universal Credit

    Understanding Universal Credit - Coronavirus and claiming benefits
    This page provides information about coronavirus and claiming benefits. It will continue to be updated. Please check this page regularly for updates on the arrangements the Department for Work and Pensions is making to support those who are affected by coronavirus.
    This is some specific guidance if you’re working to claim benefits because of the impact Coronavirus has had and need some guidance -
    https://bit.ly/2UIQzYn
    0800 328 5644

    HMRC helpline for the self employed and businesses
    For those who are currently or will be effected by the current restrictions around Covid-19, HMRC has put together a helpline to provide advice around tax and any benefits you may be eligible for.
    0300 456 3565 or 0800 0159 559
    https://bit.ly/2QGB7dR

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://bit.ly/2UIQzYn / https://bit.ly/2QGB7dR
    tel 0800 328 564

    C.9) How is COVID-19 affecting Freelance Artists? Tell an MP

    MP Tracy Brabin is compiling a dossier on how COVID-19 is affecting the self employed across all industries. If you’ve lost work due to being ill or have had work cancelled due to the virus, please let her know your story. If enough people tell the government what is going on, it may help a future policy.

    CONTACT
    email tracy.brabin.mp@parliament.uk

    C.10) Independent Arts Projects - COVID-19 Impact on Arts Workers

    Signposting benefits, statements, support for arts workers following the COVID-19 outbreak. This blog includes advice and guidance on the outbreak, government support & benefits, financial support, other kinds of support, response from arts funding bodies, unions & membership organisations

    https://bit.ly/3acLBt7

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://bit.ly/3acLBt7

    C.11) LADA - COVID-19 Support and Resources

    This resource is one of LADA’s ongoing projects that responds directly to the COVID-19 pandemic, and aims to gather information to support artists and arts workers affected by the viral outbreak. We want to remain a resource for our community and hope this list will be of use to those in this time of crisis.


    CONTACT
    email info@thisisliveart.co.uk
    website https://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/covid-19-support-resources/

    C.12) Mind - Mental Health Charity - Resources for everyone having a difficult time

    You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.
    This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.
    This information is to help you cope if:
    you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus
    you’re staying at home or avoiding public places as part of social distancing
    you have to self-isolate.


    CONTACT
    email mindinfoteam@mind.org.uk
    website https://bit.ly/39gRzIe
    tel 029 2039 512

    C.13) Petitions for Freelancers & Renters Affected by COVID-19

    Here are some petitions that could affect change for self employed workers and people who rent.

    Apologies for the lack of hyperlinking.

    An online Universal Basic Income petition that demands immediate implementation of a basic income for all UK residents.
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/302284

    A petition urging the government to include self-employment in statutory sick pay during the corona virus, impacting 4.8 million registered self-employed people. A petition to include self-employed in statutory sick pay during Coronavirus
    https://bit.ly/2U83WSy

    This is a petition for the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry. A petition to the Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19
    https://bit.ly/2Ubugvm

    This is a Change.org petition to protect renters during the Corona virus A change.org petition to protect renters.
    https://bit.ly/2UraXNf


    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/302284

    C.14) Renter’s Rights and Template Letter

    The government has announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. As a result, no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during this difficult time.

    Emergency legislation will be taken forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a 3 month period. As a result of these measures, no renters in private or social accommodation needs to be concerned about the threat of eviction.

    The weblink below provides official government guidance and ways to get support.
    If you are unable to pay your rent, this template is a first step in contacting your landlord or housing provider.

    https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1aerRi6Ie796gKlo1SE-DLcioqbAV_kEXuVTvFchyLhA/mobilebasic

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/complete-ban-on-evictions-and-additional-protection-for-renters

    https://forms.communities.gov.uk/ - contact 030 3444 0000

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://forms.communities.gov.uk/
    tel 030 3444 000

    C.15) Spreadsheet template for calculating potential risk for income loss

    If you’re a Freelancer, keeping track of lost income will help you potentially claim back what you were owed. Producer Ruby Glaskin created this template to serve as a starting point to do that calculation.

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://bit.ly/3ad6yEx

    C.16) Wales Arts Review - live blog and advice for Freelancers

    Welcome to Wales Arts Review’s Live Advice for Freelancers who work in arts, culture, and other creative sectors. This is a thread that will build and develop as events progress over the next hours, days and weeks, bringing together as much important advice on how to get through periods of self-isolation, distancing, and sickness. Being a freelancer in the arts is a precarious business at the best of times, and with wide-spread cancellations and postponements of live events, performances, release dates, and exhibitions, income streams will be under even more pressure in the near future.

    CONTACT
    email gary@walesartsreview.org
    website https://www.walesartsreview.org/live-blog-advice-for-freelancers/

    C.17) What Next - Coronavirus: issues, good practice and information

    A list of guidelines from What Next, a national network of performing arts organisations. This includes trusted sources of advice, advice and statements from funders and key questions, opportunities.

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://bit.ly/2y3h17f

    C.18) Are you in need of an arts manager/representative?

    Are you an artist/musician who needs someone to do all you administration for you, invoice clients, doing all the boring things so you can focus on making your art or music?

    The tasks I am offering to do are:
    • circulating artists details to galleries of contemporary art
    • organising artists solo or group exhibitions to galleries that are in accordance with his style and image
    • participating in negotiations concerning contracts and business matters affecting artists interests
    • promoting artists work via publications or any other PR and marketing techniques
    • caring for artists interests and managing image for any publication interested in him/her and organising relative interviews
    • representing the artist when handling telephone enquiries, emails and requests.

    Please call me or email me for a chat and I can tell me more about me and my rates.

    CONTACT
    email info@jesschesney.me.uk
    tel 07908867443

    CONTACT
    email info@jesschesney.me.uk
    tel 07908867443

    C.19) Need a new website? Or an update to your existing one?

    I'm an artist, designer and web developer with years of professional experience creating websites, for clients big and small.

    I can design and build you a website using WordPress. This will give you full control over updates and content, making the website very easy to modify once it is live.

    I cater for all budgets, and am happy to discuss your specific requirements. I can also help with upgrading or updating existing websites, especially in WordPress.

    Previous projects can be viewed at https://portfolio.richardgallon.co.uk/portfolio/.

    Feel free to call or email me to discuss how I can help you with your project or idea.

    CONTACT
    email website@richardgallon.co.uk
    website https://portfolio.richardgallon.co.uk/portfolio/
    tel +44798573274

    C.20) Script reader/dramaturg

    Are you writing your first script and looking for feedback and support? Would you benefit from notes and an outside eye on a play you've written?

    I am an experienced director of new writing and a dramaturg. I have worked with award-winning writers to develop their work and take it to the next stage. I trained on the MFA Theatre Directing at Birkbeck and on the National Theatre Studio Directors Course. I have been a Script Reader for the Royal Court Theatre and the Bruntwood prize.

    I have different models and rates for working with writers whether you would like written notes on your work, face-to face meetings or support in rehearsals. I am always interested in meeting and working with new playwrights.

    Visit my website or get in touch for an initial chat about your work.

    CONTACT
    email kerr.gemma@gmail.com
    website https://www.gemmakerr.com
    tel 07855456167

    C.21) The NRLA30 is LIVE.

    The NRLA30, the legacy website for The National Review of Live Art, is LIVE.

    Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary edition that took place in Glasgow in March 2010, ten years ago.

    This will be an evolving project, eventually featuring work from across the NRLA’s 30-year history alongside new projects to connect NRLA artists with current generations through new events, interviews and writing.

    THE SITE: https://nrla30.com

    features 75 videos of performances at the 30th anniversary edition of the National Review of Live Art, essays podcasts and artist’s info.

    + follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/nrla30/

    CONTACT
    email karpuspr@me.com
    website https://nrla30.com

    C.22) Websites for Artists, Makers and Small Businesses

    Simple portfolio websites

    • Artist designed
    • Friendly advice
    • Reasonable price
    • Easy to update

    https://www.simpleartwebsites.com

    CONTACT
    email bec.b@mac.com
    website https://www.simpleartwebsites.com
    tel 07715697345

    D. JOBS AND UNPAID OPPORTUNITIES


    D.1) Touretteshero: General Manager

    Touretteshero is looking for a full time General Manager. If you are a great communicator with excellent organisational skills and a passion for social justice, this could be the role for you.

    Touretteshero is a neurodiverse, disabled led, multi-disciplinary arts organisation, working nationally and internationally. We create thought-provoking, joyful artistic experiences and inspire change within the arts sector and beyond.

    The General Manager role involves working closely with the Executive and Artistic Directors, to ensure smooth, robust and transparent management of all the company’s activities, including financial management, scheduling and general administration.

    We encourage applications from individuals that identify as disabled, and from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

    Location: Peckham, London

    Rate of pay: £26,000 - £30,000 p.a dependent on experience

    Contract type: 1 year fixed term, full time.

    To Apply: please read the Job Description and fill out an application form.

    Deadline: Tuesday 14th April 2020

    CONTACT
    email recruitment@touretteshero.com
    website https://www.touretteshero.com/2020/03/05/join-the-team/
    tel 020 7701 542

    This is a paid opportunity.

    D.2) Improbable: Open Space Producer (part-time, 3 days/week)

    Improbable is recruiting a part-time Open Space Producer to join us from Spring 2020.

    Open Space is a system used to run meetings and events in which participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working sessions around a central question.

    Key responsibilities include: shaping and managing our Open Space events; developing Improbable’s corporate Open Space for Hire offer; looking after the nationwide community of arts folk who engage with our Devoted & Disgruntled programme.

    More about Open Space here: https://www.devotedanddisgruntled.com/about-open-space-technology

    We're looking for someone who cares about and identifies with our ethos and Open Space (or similar methodologies) as a way of working. Experience of producing/event management and facilitation is a bonus.

    Salary: £30,000/year pro rata, equivalent to £18,000/year for 3 days/week.

    Hours: This is a part-time post, 24 hours/week. Will require working evenings and weekends, for which Improbable operates a Time Off in Lieu system.

    Location: Improbable's London office

    To apply please see the website.

    CONTACT
    email office@improbable.co.uk
    website https://www.improbable.co.uk/jobs/
    tel 02072404556

    This is a paid opportunity.

    D.3) Arts Catalyst: Deputy Director (Maternity Cover)

    Arts Catalyst is pleased to announce a new job opportunity of Deputy Director (Maternity Cover) which will be based in the city centre of Sheffield.

    Title: Deputy Director (Maternity Cover)
    Salary: £35,000 to £37,500 per annum (pro rata), based on experience
    Reporting to: Artistic Director / CEO
    Contract Terms: 3.0 days a week. 24 hours (flexible working), fixed term for 9 months (with probationary period of 2 months).
    Location: Sheffield city centre
    Application Deadline: 6pm, 6th April 2020

    Working closely with the Artistic Director/CEO and Board of Trustees, the Deputy Director's responsibilities include: day-to-day finances, operational/general organisational management, fundraising for the artistic programme and capital development with the Artistic Director and supporting the organisation’s Arts Council England NPO application.

    The Deputy Director will join Arts Catalyst at a crucial and transformational time in is 25-year history – when the organisation will be relocating its premises and operations to Sheffield in South Yorkshire.

    CONTACT
    email admin@artscatalyst.org
    website https://bit.ly/2Uzupra
    tel 02072788373

    This is a paid opportunity.

    D.4) Participants for research project

    Looking for female participants for an MA research study on Irish women in London. Participants will be interviewed and photographed. Please contact for more information

    CONTACT
    email n00183845@student.iadt.ie
    website https://www.irishinbritain.org/what-we-do/research/help-a-phd-student
    tel 07899644780

    This is an unpaid opportunity.

    D.5) Improbable: Trustees

    Improbable are looking for people from a variety of backgrounds and with different skills, experiences and stories to join our Board of Trustees and help to influence, develop and support our work. We are particularly interested in appointing people who could support Improbable in any of these areas:

    – Artistic and creative support to the company
    – Legal expertise (especially in an arts setting, e.g. forming commercial agreements and establishing subsidiary vehicles)
    – Developing our corporate offer (particularly Improbable for Business, and facilitating events for external organisations)
    – Fundraising from larger Trusts & Foundations and/or high net worth individuals

    Acting as a Trustee is a voluntary, unpaid position. Applicants do not need to be based in London to apply.

    Deadline for applications: Wednesday 1st April

    For more info and to apply: https://www.improbable.co.uk/jobs/

    CONTACT
    email office@improbable.co.uk
    website https://www.improbable.co.uk/jobs/
    tel 02072404556

    This is an unpaid opportunity.

    D.6) Arts Catalyst seeks new members of the Board of Trustees

    Arts Catalyst is recruiting new trustees at an exciting time as we relocate from London to Sheffield in South Yorkshire.

    Recognised as one of the UK’s leading art and research organisations, we regularly work in collaboration with artists, scientists, communities and organisations around the world to activate new ideas, conversations and transformative experiences across science and culture.
    Since 1994, we’ve commissioned more than 170 artists’ projects, including major new works by the Otolith Group, Tomás Saraceno, Aleksandra Mir, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy and Critical Art Ensemble, and produced numerous exhibitions, events, residencies, performances and publications, collaborating with major arts, science and academic organisations around the world.

    We plan to open a new public centre for art, science and technology in Sheffield in March 2021. At this pivotal moment in our journey, we are looking for new trustees based in the north of England to help shape the organisation’s future.

    CONTACT
    email admin@artscatalyst.org
    website https://www.artscatalyst.org/news/opportunity-arts-catalyst-seeks-new-members-board-trustees
    tel 02072788373

    This is an unpaid opportunity.

    E. LONELY ARTS


    E.1) Queercare: Food Delivering Support

    Queercare have two Google Doc Forms available for people who can help deliver food and for people who need help having food delivered.

    Queercare is not helping people in itself-we're linking people up with other people nearby who can help, and providing them with tools and guidance on how to help:

    COVID supporting sign up (UK only)
    https://bit.ly/2wvSI1b

    This is the form for signing up to support people who're immunocompromised, asthmatic or elderly and cannot go outside due to COVID-19.

    Queercare COVID-19 food networking (UK only)
    https://t.co/HEyhPiO7ha

    This is the form for getting support so you can avoid going outside if you're immunocompromised, diabetic, self isolating asthmatic or elderly. This will help reduce the number of severe and critical cases of coronovirus and prevent a sharp peak of cases.

    If you are able to make donations, you can do so by their PayPal
    https://t.co/WVWqmhn0MX?amp=1


    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk
    website https://bit.ly/2wvSI1b

    E.2) Artsadmin Editorial - Facebook Groups

    UK THEATRE INDUSTRY CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT
    A group dedicated to the Performing Arts industry to share news, tips, advice or anything helpful to do with the Corona Virus and how it is effecting you/your business. Even if this group helps a small dance class with only 3 students then I'll be happy!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/489300505097902

    ANTI-VIRAL WORK FOR FREELANCERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES
    Members are coming together as a community to share their current challenges and to share advice, support and resources. It is clear that we are not alone - unfortunately the growing crisis of COVID-19 is causing individuals and businesses to lose huge amounts of work and feel the biggest threat to their businesses and livelihoods in a generation.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/142964673673928

    ADMIN MONKEYS
    Share questions and answers on admin. (Super fun)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1619171981653444/

    UK THEATRE PRODUCERS
    A group for UK based theatre producers to share opportunities, ideas and jobs. This group was encouraged from the Producers Gathering that took place in January 2015. Please add producers to the group for informal sharing and networking.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1517106068571142/about/

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk

    E.3) Artsadmin Editorial - Want to see some art? - Links and tips

    If you’re getting antsy and want to get in touch with what’s been on stage, here are a few places to catch up on great documentation and experience art in isolation.

    Apologies for the lack of hyperlinking.

    UBU WEB
    an enormous online resource of artists, film-makers, dancers, theatre makers and live artists. This section includes documentaries, biographical info, documentation and artworks that the artists have made.
    http://www.ubu.com/film/

    ON THE BOARDS
    Based in Seattle, USA, On The Boards produces unique performance projects by leading artists and creates one-of-a-kind experiences for audiences. From now until the end of April 2020, streaming on OntheBoards.tv is free. Use the code ARTATHOME20.
    https://www.ontheboards.org/

    SIOBHAND DAVIES ARCHIVE
    If you’re looking for some information about dance and know what you’re after, the Siobhan Davies Archive contains thousands of fully searchable electronic records of moving image, still image and text.
    https://www.siobhandaviesreplay.com/

    LIVR
    a VR platform to experience contemporary theatre in the UK, free for the first month. Included in your subscription is a headset and one show, but if you use this e-digest special promo code ARTSADMINLIVR you get a second show free. https://livr.co.uk/

    DEAD CENTRE - LIPPY
    Full performance of Dead Centre’s Internationally acclaimed show Lippy,
    https://vimeo.com/253790281
    password: context

    TANZFORUM BERLIN
    a collection of content from Berlin’s contemporary dance world. Includes full films, lots of extended trailers, and interviews with artists working in and around Berlin.
    https://www.tanzforumberlin.de/en/

    DIGITAL THEATRE
    A subscription based Web Platform to stream productions from the major London Theatre venues, including The Almeida, The Young Vic, The Old Vic, Royal Shakespeare Company and Lyric Hammersmith. A monthly subscription is £9.99/mo.
    https://www.digitaltheatre.com/consumer

    FILMED ON STAGE
    links to a range of documentation of large scale theatre shows. This will link to streaming services like Netflix to view the shows. https://bit.ly/2UwE5CY

    MÜNICHER KAMMERSPEILE
    While the doors of our theatre must remain closed, the Münchner Kammerspiele will put their archival documentation of a production from the programme online every day. 24 hours, theatre at home. With English captions!
    https://www.muenchner-kammerspiele.de/en

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk

    E.4) Artsadmin Editorial - Learning/Growing/Thinking

    Maybe you’ve had enough of passively watching content and you’re interested in doing something active, taking this time to expand your understanding, help others or find social spaces.

    Apologies for the lack of hyperlinking.

    COURSERA.ORG
    a series of free online courses in everything from business management to introductions to contemporary art. Particular shoutouts to MoMA’s Art & Ideas: Teaching with Themes and Art of the MOOC: Activism and Social Movements. For non-arts focused learning, check out University of Alberta’s Exploration of Indigenous histories and University of Copenhagen’s The Sustainable Development Goals – A global, transdisciplinary vision for the future.
    https://www.coursera.org/

    QUARANTINE BOOK CLUB
    Quarantine book club gives you a chance to speak with authors for low-cost sessions on Zoom.
    https://www.quarantinebookclub.com/

    COVID MUTUAL AID UK
    Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the covid-19 outbreak in the UK. They focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need. They are setting up small groups of people independently in communities to support vulnerable people their local area through the outbreak.
    https://covidmutualaid.org/

    TOTAL THEATRE MAGAZINE ARCHIVE
    Total Theatre Magazine is online and free to browse, with a collection that covers 1989-2012.
    http://totaltheatre.org.uk/archive/

    JSTOR
    JSTOR is one of the largest digital collections of academic texts, journals and documents in the world. This past week they’ve expanded their Open Accessible collection to anyone, even without an account. https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/

    BBC - SECRETS OF THE MUSEUM - V&A
    A just published look behind the scenes of the V&A and how they work, including the technicians, curators and designers of their archival works.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000f1xt/secrets-of-the-museum

    VIRTUAL TOURS OF MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD
    This is a list of 34 great museums of the world that you can tour with virtual interfaces.
    https://secretldn.com/virtual-tours-museums-galleries/

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk

    E.5) Artsadmin Editorial - Turning it off - Content to Digest/Distract/Inspire

    It’s all a lot, and we’ve put together some really strong content made by artists we adore that might help us through.

    Apologies for the lack of hyperlinking.

    LIZZO PLAYING THE FLUTE
    Lizzo's Coronavirus Anxiety Meditation Is All About Positivity
    https://www.bustle.com/p/lizzos-coronavirus-anxiety-meditation-is-all-about-positivity-video-22621260?utm_campaign=feminismbustle&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=owned&utm_content=1584467705

    SCOTTEE'S THE OUTSIDER HANDBOOK ZINE
    Scottee made a Zine for young queer/trans folk.
    https://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/uploads/documents/The_Outsiders_Handbook_Zine_Final.pdf

    A YOGA CLASS FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS
    https://youtu.be/0o0kNeOyH98

    WIMHOF METHOD FOR CALMING ANXIETY
    https://www.wimhofmethod.com/

    MONTEREY AQUARIUM'S GUIDED MEDITATION WITH JELLY FISH
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J2llsogT5Q

    ANGELA LANSBURY'S FITNESS ROUTINE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eXdJHVf9gU

    ROSEY PEREZ ON SOUL TRAIN
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHjHj7yHMMY

    STILL PROCESSING PODCAST ON CONSUMPTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/podcasts/still-processing-circulars-climate-change.html

    CELINE DION SINGING MEMORY FROM CATS youtube.com/watch?v=-9VA8OJXgIk

    PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY CHANNEL
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P73REgj-3UE

    VICTORIA SIN'S DRAG TRANSFORMATION https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=YstfHxdwYWQ&feature=emb_logo

    HOUSE FIRE SCENE FROM ANDREI TARKOVSKY'S 'THE SACRIFICE' https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=0uZo86Mfd3c&feature=emb_logo

    MAYA ANGELOU RECITING 'STILL I RISE'
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qviM_GnJbOM

    FANTAZIA NEW YEARS EVE 1993
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=5rYXcmVSeBU&feature=emb_logo

    PEOPLE JUMPING FROM A 10 METRE DIVING PLATFORM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QMlIjSnt_E

    THE DAILY'S EPISODE 'ALONE TOGETHER' AND 'A BIT OF RELIEF'
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/podcasts/the-daily/the-daily-coronavirus-internet.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/podcasts/the-daily/coronavirus-relief.html

    CONTACT
    email advisoryservice@artsadmin.co.uk