Useful links for artists during the Covid-19 pandemic
Please find below a selection of links that may be useful to musicians and those working in the creative comnunity, who have been affected by the COVID19 outbreak.
Given the unprecedented nature of the situation that we are now facing, CS have made some very urgent changes to their funding routes with immediate effect. They have launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country’s creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak:
You can also read their regular updates at: www.creativescotland.com/coronavirus
If you have any queries, please email: email@example.com
Help Musicians Portal
The portal has been converted into a hub with all sorts of useful links for musicians, with information and resources to help during the COVID1 outbreak. Please visit their portal: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/
Youth Scotland Action Fund
Youth Scotland’s Action Fund has been established to help youth groups and youth workers meet the needs of young people in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. The purpose of this fund is to enable youth groups to purchase essential items that will enable them to continue working with young people throughout this period of social distancing and restrictions. The maximum amount available per application is £500.
More Information: https://youthscotland.org.uk/programmes/youth-scotland-action-fund
Scottish Music Industry Association
The Impact of Coronavirus on the Music Industry Survey: https://www.smia.org.uk/blog/the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-scotlands-music-industry/
Funding Resources: https://www.smia.org.uk/development/coronavirus-resources/funding-resources/
VARIOUS MEMBERSHIP ORGANISATIONS OPERATE THEIR OWN BENEVOLENT FUNDS
The Royal Society of Musicians
https://www.rsmgb.org/ - You need to be a member, or recommended by one.
PRS for Musicians Members Benevolent Fund
ISM Members Fund / https://www.ism.org/membership/members_fund
The Royal Variety Charity / http://www.royalvarietycharity.org/
Assists those who’ve worked professionally in the entertainment industry and are in need of help.
The Royal Theatrical Fund / http://www.trtf.com/
May be able to help musicians whose career has been in the theatre. A number of orchestras and opera houses also have their own small funds.
Mental Health Support & Other Useful Information
A free 24/7 helpline run by Help Musicians for the entire music industry. Whatever you do in music, whatever you’re going through right now, contact Music Minds Matter for a listening ear.
MUSIC MINDS MATTER
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)
Available: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Phone: 0141 530 1000. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For urgent help and support. Plus advice on how to support others.?
For anyone in isolation who wants to gain telephone support - https://www.befriending.co.uk/about/
OTHER EMERGENCY NUMBERS
The Samaritans - 116 123 (24/7)
Sane line - 0300 304 7000
Calm - 0800 58 58 58
Additional useful information
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FEDERATION (DAILY UPDATES) - All relevant links on all angles of advice and help. Please check this web link: www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/news/covid-19-guidance-sector
IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed): https://www.ipse.co.uk/ipse-news/news-listing/coronavirus-ipse-activity-and-advice-freelancers.html
Legal / contractual advice
CONTRACTUAL ISSUES AND INCOME LOSS / www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/Advice/covid-19/contractual-issues
WORKING IN THEATRE / www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/Advice/covid-19/theatre-musicians
TEACHING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK / www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/Advice/covid-19/music-teaching
DEBT ADVICE AND SUPPORT / www.stepchange.org / 0800 138 1111
ADVICE ABOUT BUSINESS RELATED DEBTS / www.businessdebtline.org / 0800 197 6026
Information for creative practitioners: https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/coronavirus-resources-practitioners-and-organisations