Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

United Kingdom

Audience Insights Conference Wales

This May, The Audience Agency presents a free-to-attend National Insights Conference in collaboration with Arts Council of Wales. Places can be booked for the whole conference programme, day passes, or for individual sessions.

Edinburgh International Festival goes outdoors for 2021

Edinburgh International Festival, the world’s leading performing arts festival, announces a reimagined festival for 2021 which marks the return of live performance to Scotland’s capital. Taking place from 7 to 29 August, the 2021 International Festival uses bespoke outdoor venues to safely reunite artists and audiences to rediscover the magic of live performance.

Recovery support for the creative sector

In response to the significant impact the pandemic has had on businesses and individuals working in the creative industries, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is launching a new business support programme and grant fund for the cultural and creative sectors, as part of its Regional Recovery Plan.

Short films highlight the reality of homelessness in the Covid era

Isy and Leigh Anderson are a couple who work together in Manchester under the name ‘Photography by Anderson’. The award-winning duo recently produced two short films about homelessness charity Emmaus in Salford, a project born out of the peculiar circumstances we all found ourselves in Spring last year.

The Big Freelancer Report

One year on from the beginning of the pandemic, The Big Freelancer Report maps the problems facing the freelance workforce and makes practical recommendations for change.
This report was created by an independent group of performing arts freelancers, supported by Freelancers Make Theatre Work and funded by Arts Council England.

Scotland’s Creative Digital Initiative

A new £1 million digital support programme for creative and cultural businesses has launched.
The Creative Digital Initiative will help the sector develop digital capabilities in response to the limitations imposed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Extra support for cultural and creative businesses

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is launching a new business support programme for businesses and individuals working in the creative industries, as part of its Regional Recovery Plan.

The programme is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) working in the creative industries, including creative freelancers, that require support as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

ENO Breathe

A breathing and wellbeing programme for people recovering from the effects of COVID-19 by the English National Opera.

Museums Association | Digital Futures: Embracing New Strategies

The Covid pandemic has changed our understanding of digital engagement and forced museums to think more creatively about how to reach and connect with different audiences. Hear from a wide range of expert speakers and discover how they have experimented with digital engagement during the pandemic.

Empty Stage

Almost a year after stages across the world went dark, Birmingham Royal Ballet, in association with Impermanence, is proud to present Empty Stage, a new short film dedicated to the ambition to keep ballet and performance alive. This film is a tribute to the industry that we all know and love.

AAD (London Met) Sessions: Kitchen Table Monumentalism

An AAD Session hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement (CREATURE) where Pil and Galia Kollectiv discuss ‘Kitchen Table Monumentalism’ as part of Public Face’s “Performance, Monuments and Public Spaces” series.

LIFT Concept Touring

LIFT is launching a commissioning programme for artists to develop concepts for international touring projects with little or no human travel.