List of Resources and Support for Artists and Cultural Workers

Creative Scotland Open Fund for individuals and organisations (£1,000 - £50,000)- OPEN YEAR ROUND


The Prince's Trust and Natwest Enterprise Relief Fund (18 - 30 year olds)

Paul Hamlyn: All Nominees in 2020 will receive £10,000 - New Applications expected to be accepted from Autumn 2020

Rory Peck Trust grants for freelance journalists

Smallwood Trust - NOW CLOSED but Further funding rounds for women's sector organisations will be announced in July / August.

Tele Vistas: More Than Ponies

Looking for local New Forest collaborators.


Artquest are looking for art professionals to work on an occasional freelance basis on various projects: online crits, mentoring, curating, recording, editing audio or video, graphic design.

Matthew Burrows' Artist Support Pledge

Film and Video Umbrella: BEYOND - 1st Round Closed but Look Out for Dates for 2nd Round

Lighthouse - Residency Opportunity for 3 Black Artists


Black Artist Grant Writing Support Scotland

Free grant writing support for Black artists in Scotland. Access a Google Sheet of arts workers, experienced in the process of writing funding applications and who are available to assist. View contributor's areas of expertise and funding bodies they have successfully applied to in the past. Choose who you'd like support from and get in touch directly. For access email:

UK Covid-19 Freelance Artists Resources List

Arts Professional Covid-19 Resources

a-n The Artists Information Company Covid-19 resources





Alec Finlay Covid-19 Creative Tool Kit


Paul Maheke “The Year I Stopped Making Art

Isolation Art School


Do it all, for artists’ sake

Susan Jones’ four point plan for funders, arts organisations and others who care for and depend on the work of freelance artists.






Arts Council England Covid-19 £2500 - NOW CLOSED


Arts Council Wales- The Arts Resilience Fund​ - 6 May Deadline -NOW CLOSED


Arts Council Northern Ireland- The Artists Emergency Programme- £5000- NOW CLOSED

Artquest Work From Home Residency £1000 - 6 May Deadline- NOW CLOSED

Art Technicians Emergency Fund - NOW CLOSED

a-n Bursaries: Time Space Money - Open for applications (£500 - £1500) - 7 May Deadline- NOW CLOSED

Axisweb Hardship Fund - NOW CLOSED

Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary: (£500 - £2500)- NOW CLOSED

Culture of Solidarity Fund - European Cultural Foundation - NOW CLOSED

a-n Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund (£1,500 - £2,500) - NOW CLOSED

Metroland Cultures Fund - 18 May Deadline - NOW CLOSED

The fund offers up to £1,000 for artists and creatives living in Brent.


Screen Scotland Bridging Bursary: (£500 - £2500) - NOW CLOSED


Voluntary Arts: Micro-grants Wales - NOW CLOSED


Ways and Means Open Call (closes 31st May) - NOW CLOSED

The virtual project space Skelf is inviting submissions from artists who have found new ways and means of producing work because, or in spite of, the lockdown. Works can take any form, but must be able to be distributed online. The deadline for submissions is 31 May.

Constellations Open Call (Deadline 7 June) - NOW CLOSED

UP Projects in partnership with Flat Time House announce the open call for Constellations, a free artist development programme that supports eight UK-based artists to explore socio-political issues, community-oriented practice, and public contexts.

Live Art Development Agency - NOW CLOSED

Call for proposals for 2 online, home-based collaborative residencies. This is the first of a series of new commissions so keep an eye out for other opportunities.


Solidarity Syndicate 

Organised by Make it Clear - Keep it Complex , Solidarity Syndicate operates on the belief that this crisis is not the time for artists to be competing against one another for limited emergency funds, and also highlights that many artists and creative producers do not meet funder's critera, therefore fall between the cracks  leaving them ineligible for funding. Together with a group of friends and/or colleagues you make a group of eligible and ineligible creatives. After making individual applications, you pool successful funding and share it.

Somerset House Studios - Online Spacial Sound Artist Development Programme - NOW CLOSED

Somerset House Studios invites applications for a new online spatial sound artist development programme, Sonic Terrains, taking place from May to August 2020. Five artists will each be supported remotely to make an ambitious new spatial sound work with a £3,000 artist fee. Deadline 3 May

UK Artist Grant Writing Support - NOW CLOSED

A network of artists, curators and producers working in contemporary art organisations who are offering in-kind support to artists requiring help with emergency grant applications. Particularly welcome requests from underrepresented, BIPOC and LGBTQI+ artists.