Arts Council England
Arts Council England’s has an updated page on Coronavirus info. Read more here.
If you are currently in receipt of Arts Council England funding as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) or a Creative People and Place (CPP), you will be having funding conditions suspended for the next three months (June) and an advance on grant funding can be asked for, ACE ask that those in receipt of ACE funding honour contracts with freelancers, they can be contacted on 01619344317.
Arts Council England have also made £160 million emergency funding available, including a £20 million fund for the self-employed and freelancers. These funding streams do not all require you to already be in receipt of ACE funding, further details can be found here.
Arts Council England have also offered help from their Tech Champions for people in receipt of their funds, as well as collating free resources and webinars to help with key digital questions. Find more here.
Arts Council Wales
Arts Council Wales have confirmed organisations will continue to receive funding and all funding committed to covering commitments. But funding conditions that specify types and levels of activity will not apply for at least three months. In exchange they ask that freelance contracts be honoured. They will continue to assess applications for fresh funding. Officers from Arts Council Wales will be in touch in due course with each ongoing project.
Arts Council Wales has launched their own relief fund of £7 million. The deadline for organisations has now closed but self-employed artists working in the not-for-profit sector can apply to the Stabilisation Fund for Individuals for financial grant support. More information can be found here.
Enquiries or information on how the virus is effecting you if you are in receipt of Arts Council Wales funding should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Scotland have said that they will honour existing funding awards regardless of whether or not the event goes ahead, if delaying it until later in the year is impossible. Read more here.
Creative Scotland has used over £11 million in emergency funding to launch a suite of emergency support programmes, including the Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary. These funds have a variety of opening, and closing dates, as well as eligibility criteria. For more information on the criteria for individual funds please check their main Coronavirus funding webpage here. For any specific queries please contact email@example.com.
Arts Council Northern Ireland
The Arts Council Northern Ireland have announced that they will honour all grant awards from 2019-2020 and will roll them over to 2020-2021.
They will be paying out outstanding payments for 2019/2020 as soon as possible. This support will be exchanged for continuing as far as possible to honour contracts with artists and freelancers.
You can find the latest announcements on Arts Council Northern Ireland support during the COVID-19 pandemic here.
If you are an individual artist in Northern Ireland the Executive has announced a COVID-19 Creative Support Fund to support artists presenting new work in this period. Further details can be found here.
Latest coronavirus advice for PRS Foundation grantees and applicants can be found here.