Covid-19 Wider Resources and Guidance

BCB recognises the impact that Covid-19 is having and will have on the arts and culture sector in a number of different ways, particularly for artists, freelancers, self-employed and the schools and communities we work so closely with. Whilst we are adapting and adjusting our programmes to work around current circumstances, we wanted to link to a few key organisations below who are providing essential information, guidance and resources for artists, freelancers and arts organisers.


The organisations below have compiled comprehensive lists of resources and guidance including financial and government advice, online networking and resource sharing, campaigns, grants and funding opportunities, paid creative opportunities and social and creative networks.


The Arts Council

The latest advice, guidance and emergency funding measures put in place to address the Covid-19/coronavirus crisis.


The Artists Information Co

Government advice and funding, campaigns, graduate support and online communities, UK-wide organisations supporting artists, creative online resources


Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance 

Freelance support, digital/online creative resources, practical support from funders, analogue creative resources, online events and digital training, general resources.


Manchester International Festival

Government measures official advice, online networking and resource sharing, financial guidance, campaigns, grants and funding, paid creative opportunities, social and creative networking, video conferencing, digital drop-ins for artists.



Practical advice for staying at home, taking care of your mental health and wellbeing, support for work, benefits and housing and a checklist for staying at home.


Museum Freelance

Government guidance, helpful tools for online and virtual delivery, freelancer communities.