The arts and our freelancer community have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. This is a list of resources to help navigate through this crisis.
This page contains information on making work safe for organisations, as well as grants, funding, opportunities and networking for freelancers and other people working in the arts.
Making workplaces Covid-secure
Below are the guidelines we have developed to allow us to return to work safely. These documents are designed for internal use at the RSC and will be adapted as new guidelines are issued. We're making them available so that other arts organisations and freelancers can see the kinds of guidelines we've developed in case they are useful as comparisons, or as starting points for your own versions. These are not recommendations for what other organisations should do.
Working with young people
These are the guidelines we have developed to allow us to work safely with young people in schools.
The Clore Duffield Foundation has also developed guidance to help learning teams and freelancers understand how to work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidance was developed by members of the Space for Learning: Covid Secure working group and individual task and finish groups, with support from the Clore Duffield Foundation, Engage, Group for Education in Museums (GEM) and the Theatre Education Forum (TEF). It is a practical framework to think about what is needed to continue, or restart, learning services during the Covid-19 pandemic and to support the health and wellbeing of workers and audiences. See Space for Learning Covid Guidance.
Support for artists and freelancers
Updated 15 April 2021
Here is a list of links to networks, information, support and potential sources of funding, which we will update regularly. If you have other links that you think are useful and would like us to include, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overview of resources
Resources and funding for Organisations