This is an unprecedented time. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency is causing concern and uncertainty for everyone, and we are very aware of the challenging situation that it is causing for organisations and individuals in the cultural and creative sector. Here are a few suggestions of where you can get further information and support.
Read the latest advice and information from the government on GOV.UK.
For official, trustworthy and timely information and advice, use the GOV.UK WhatsApp coronavirus information service.
Update from Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, 27 March
Advice from Bristol City Council
Bristol City Council has a dedicated web page of information at https://www.bristol.gov.uk/crime-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know. If you have other questions about coronavirus which are not answered by the information and links on this page or on their social media channels, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advice, Guidance & Support (sector-specific)
We are aware of the following advice and support being offered specifically for arts, culture and heritage workers and organisations:
Arts Council England: Emergency Funding
Arts Council England: Coronavirus information and resources
Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy: Networks Funding (to support new ways of working and fundraising capability)
Bristol Festivals: Information and support for Festivals.
Equity: Coronavirus advice
Finance for Freelancers – for actors, creatives, ushers working in theatre (crowdfunded)
Film & TV Charity: COVID-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund and hardship fund
National Lottery Heritage Fund: Coronavirus update for heritage organisations, projects and attractions.
PRS for Music: Emergency Relief Fund