Useful resources

A collection of guides, organisations and advice for those in the cultural sector

    Plymouth City Council

    Sign up for latest information directly about the business relief available through central/local government

    Acting for Others

    A group of 14 charities providing aid to all theatre workers

    Theatre Support

    Information about most support organisations helping the entertainment industry

    Creative Industries Federation

    Free six-month membership


    Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy’s latest free publication is Fundraising at Times of Crisis

    Live streaming

    A beginners guide to live-streaming and low-cost capture for arts and culture

    Arts Marketing Agency

    A series of free webinars and Q&A sessions

    Somerset House

    ‘Upgrade Yourself’: Fortnightly bite-sized snippets of information, innovation, and inspiration over lunch-time sessions

    Creative and Freelance toolkit for Covid 19

    A collection of resources collated to share with creatives & freelancers

    Arts Marketing Agency

    Free Webinars to help support you during these challenging times, Arts Marketing Agency is making their webinars free.

    14 May: Encouraging Your Audience to Try New Things

    22 May: Social Media Analytics

    Digital Culture Network

    Working across the arts and culture sector to help organisations to develop their digital skills, find new ways to reach and engage audiences and help develop business models

    Remote working

    A crowdsourced guide to remote working for managers and teams including best apps and tools, best practices and behaviours

    Running online events

    Easy to follow tips for running online events


    How to facilitate a remote brainstorm with 60 people

    CDC and Smartify

    CCD and Smartify – Considerations for reopening Museums and Social Distancing: A Planning Toolkit

    Virtual Museum Resources

    The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

    Live streaming

    A Guide to Livestreaming on HowlRound TV by Howlround

    Teaching Theatre Online

    Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift in Pedagogy Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

    Going Digital

    By Reshaping Zagreb Intensive: How We Switched From Physical to Digital

    The Association for Cultural Enterprises

    The Association for Cultural Enterprises –  free digital resource to support cultural income generation and equip individuals teams with the skills they need as they prepare to restart business.

    Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

    Summary of the HMRC Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) including eligibility, timings, and answers around maternity, part-time work, tax and Universal Credit.

    Phase Three Goods

    Phase Three Goods have produced a COVID-19 Trading Guide that helps creatives jump-start their remote services and receive card payments online.

    The International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM)

    The International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) has published a set of precautions and safety measures for museums and art galleries during the Covid-19 pandemic, based on the experiences of museums in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

    Crafts Council

    Crafts Council has produced a Guide to hosting online events and tutorials. It suggests easy ways to stream workshops live via social media.

    Free advice

    ‘How to show your work’ is a free book packed full of practical advice on how to progress your art career

    Arts Council England

    Latest Government Guidance on Covid 19

    Creative Mentor Network

    Creative Mentor Network has launched a digital mentoring offer


    The Fundraising Regulator has published advice to provide clarity and reassurance given the huge burden from COVID-19