COVID-19 advice and support for musicians, creatives and teachers
In these uncertain times, it can be difficult to know where to even start looking for support, as a musician, artist, creative practitioner or teacher. We’ve collected some useful links to aid musicians through the COVID-19 situation.
This page will be updated with any further relevant information over the coming weeks.
Support and advice
Help Musicians/CoronaMusicians is a central source of support and advice for all musicians during the coronavirus period. A collaboration between Help Musicians, ISM, The Ivors Academy, Music Managers Forum, Music Producers Guild, MU and UK Music.
Advice for music teachers and guidance for online teaching can be found on Musician’s Union website and the ISM give specific advice for private teachers, employed teachers, and self-employed teachers.
The PRS Emergency Relief Fund has been established, for PRS composer and songwriter members experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 measures.
The Royal Society of Musicians offer advice on living expenses, rehabilitation, counselling, referral to specialist practitioners or consultations with financial advisers.
Artist Network are sharing information and guidance for artists and arts organisers
‘Anti-viral work for freelancers and small businesses’ is a new Facebook group where the community share challenges, advice, support and resources
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme supports small and medium-sized businesses with an annual turnover of up to £45m, to access loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5 million for up to six years.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme may enable you to claim for your employees’ wages. Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to Coronavirus here.
United States support
Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund
Government and health advice
9 April 2020