Covid-19 Help and Resources

20 March 2020

Covid-19 Help and Resources


There are a number of resources available with advice and information as well as a huge number of Mutual Aid community groups. We have listed a few resources here, if you have any other sources you think will be helpful for your fellow artist or creative, please do send us a link and we can make these sources available on our website and share across social.

Information pack for freelancers & the self-employed.
Brought to you by:

Mary Newing
Fee Plumley
Robin Farquhar
Sian Prime
Sarah ThelwallDownload here: Information pack 
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Arts Council England guidance from government on the Covid-19
Website: www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19 
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Fertile Souls – Queering survival and expanding empathy during COVID-19
Written by Ayesha Tan Jones.
Download here: Fertile Souls
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A guide to your rights to sick pay and changes to claiming your benefits
Money Advice Service.
Website: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk 17 Productive things to do at home during social distancing 

Community Volunteering 

Our friends at Lewisham Local are doing an amazing job coordinating a community response to the Covid-19 crisis in partnership with Voluntary Service LewishamAge UK Lewisham & Southwark and Lewisham Council. Visit their website to sign up to volunteer or to access services if you are in need.

You can also find a locally run groups via the Mutual Aid network here: Covid-19 Mutual Aid

#artistsupportpledge

We strongly encourage artists to check out the amazing #artistsupportpledge hashtag on Instagram. Artists put work up for sale and each time they make £1000 in sales they honour the pledge by buying artwork from another artist for £200. It’s a great opportunity to sell or buy work while also supporting artists’ livelihoods. Our director has been spending all her money on this of late!

Kids
For those of you with children to entertain/educate, we recommend the home art school @down_up_down_up by artists Rosalie Schweiker, Ben Messih and Sadie St Hilaire, courtesy of our pals over at Goldsmiths CCA.