ARTISTS

Emergency Artist Support
 

The Covid-19 crisis has turned the art world upside down. With doors to our venue closed, we are still here for you.  

 

We want to support artists in the local area to access as many opportunities as possible. Along with Wigan & Leigh’s creative community, we are contributing to a live, working document that lists current opportunities and helpful groups for artists of all disciplines which you can access here. Feel free to add your own resources that you feel could help others.

Our passion for supporting artists locally and nationally is as strong as ever and we’ve therefore been working hard to find out what support is available. Check our list below for current emergency fund and commission information.

FVU: BEYOND commission, Film and Video Umbrella

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

Film / Visual Arts

INFO:

4 x £2,500 commissions for new moving image works

DEADLINE:

N/A

Peshkar Crisis Commissions

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

All disciplines

INFO:

£250/£500 digital commissions

DEADLINE:

N/A

Authors Emergency Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

writing

INFO:

Up to £2,000 for authors affected by covid-19

DEADLINE:

N/A

Stagehand: The PSA Welfare and Benevolent Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

theatre

INFO:

Small grants for emergency relief

DEADLINE:

N/A

Artists' General Benevolent Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

Visual Arts

INFO:

Funding available to support professional artists in need (+dependents) who cannot work or earn due to accident, illness or older age.

DEADLINE:

N/A

WGGB Welfare Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

Writing

INFO:

Up to £1,000 funding available for Writers' Guild members in financial difficulty

DEADLINE:

N/A

Support Freelance Musicians

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

Music

INFO:

£200 emergency funding for freelance musicians with evidence of cancelled work (1st come 1st served)

DEADLINE:

N/A

HOAX Online Platform

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

Writing

INFO:

£50 for written works to be shown digitally on HOAX site

DEADLINE:

N/A

Musical Union: Hardship Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

music

INFO:

Up to £200 available for Musical Union members

DEADLINE:

N/A

RAFTA Scriptwriting Competition

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

Writing

INFO:

£1,000 1st prize for a script that promotes tolerance and understanding in imaginitive ways

DEADLINE:

5:00 PM

LADA Open Call: performingbordersLIVE20

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

visual arts / contemporary arts

INFO:

Up to £200 for digital work by artists working in live art

DEADLINE:

4:00 PM

The Space: Low Cost R&D

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

All Disciplines

INFO:

Up to £7,000 to increase the digital reach of existing work/projects (organisations must apply - have you an existing project with one?)

DEADLINE:

12 NOON

Film Commissions: New Creatives

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

All Disciplines

INFO:

Creatives between 16-30 apply to develop an original concept into professional short film: looking for strong ideas for short-form films (*talent development, unpaid opp)

DEADLINE:

N/A

St Helen's Art Service Commissions

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

All Disciplines

INFO:

Up to £1,500 commissions to develop your practice for creatives from/with links to St. Helens

DEADLINE:

8:00 AM

Dance Professionals Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

dance

INFO:

Emergency grants available for dance professionals

DEADLINE:

N/A

Grundy - Remote Work

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

visual arts

INFO:

£1500 fee & group exhibition for 5 artists

DEADLINE:

N/A

UnShut Festival Commissions

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

live art / performance

INFO:

1 x £1,000, 4 x £500 and 4 x £300 commissions to create live art / performance art

DEADLINE:

6:00 PM

Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future

Competition/Prize

DISCIPLINE:

All disciplines

INFO:

12 x $5,000 grants for artists to generate ideas and actionable projects that enact solutions for rebuilding digital systems, and improving the overlap and interplay between them and lived, social experience.

DEADLINE:

11:59PM (Eastern Standard)

King Lear Prize

Residency

DISCIPLINE:

All disciplines

INFO:

£1,000 prizes in each catagory for non-professional artists over 70

DEADLINE:

N/A

New Light Prize Exhibition 2020/21

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

Visual Arts

INFO:

£10,0000 award (+others) for wall-hung work by artists born, based or who have studied in the North (*entry fee £20 for 1 artwork, £40 for 2, £10 per subsequent works)

DEADLINE:

N/A

Digital Commission Opportunities, They Eat Culture

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

All disciplines

INFO:

£200-£1,000 digital commissions for artists living or originally from PR postcodes

DEADLINE:

5:00 PM

The Theatrical Guild

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

theatre

INFO:

Short term finanical help for backstage and front of house workers

DEADLINE:

N/A

Manchester Artists Coronavirus Hardship Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

all disciplines

INFO:

£200 for artists affected by covid-19

DEADLINE:

N/A

The Photography Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

photography

INFO:

£500 per person to support self-employed photographers

DEADLINE:

N/A

Royal Literary Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

Writing

INFO:

Grants and pensions to writers in financial difficulty

DEADLINE:

N/A

Royal Variety Charity

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

All disciplines

INFO:

The Royal Variety Charity assists those who've worked professionally in the entertainment industry and are in need of help.

DEADLINE:

N/A

Precarious Workers & Artists Hardship Fund

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

All disciplines

INFO:

Funds available for individuals impacted by the loss of jobs, gigs and illness due to Covid-19

DEADLINE:

N/A

Theatre MAD: Hardship Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

theatre

INFO:

Up to £200 for theatre industry members facing financial dificulty

DEADLINE:

N/A

Sustainability First - Art Prize

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

Visual Arts

INFO:

£1,000 1st prize (+others) for art work that responds to the question ‘How do we build from the current corona crisis towards a more sustainable future?’

DEADLINE:

N/A

A-N Busaries

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

visual arts / contemporary arts

INFO:

Bursaries available for artists and arts organisers

DEADLINE:

12 NOON

PBLIVE20 & Never Done: Curating Borders Residency

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

All Disciplines / Curator

INFO:

£700 remote residency opportunity to support a womxn or non binary curator/artist with curatorial practice and/or migrant background

DEADLINE:

12 NOON

Call for Artists & Photographers: Innovate Grant

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

Visual Arts / Photography

INFO:

$550.00 grants as financial support that ignite your creative development (*application fee $25)

DEADLINE:

N/A

Audio Commissions: New Creatives

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

All Disciplines

INFO:

Creatives between 16-30 apply to develop an original concept into professional audio work: looking for works that represent creative storytelling in its broadest sense (*talent development, unpaid opp)

DEADLINE:

N/A

With For About 2020

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

all disciplines

INFO:

£300 per short films, interviews or descriptions. Call for contributors to #WithForAbout2020 a Virtual Conference about the responses to COVID-19.

DEADLINE:

N/A

PRS Foundation: Sustaining Creativity Fund

commission

DISCIPLINE:

music

INFO:

Up to £750 for music creators to sustain creativity

DEADLINE:

N/A

Metal: Remote Residencies

Competition/Prize

DISCIPLINE:

All Disciplines

INFO:

£1,000 remote residency opportunity for artists based in Liverpool with Metal

DEADLINE:

N/A

NEON: Indeterminacy / Share Commission

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

All disciplines

INFO:

£500 commission to support early career digital artists

DEADLINE:

N/A

Beam Public Art Commission, Barnsley

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

visual arts

INFO:

£16,400, £24,200 and £11,750 commissions for public art & wayfinding projects in Barnsley

DEADLINE:

9:00 AM

In-Situ - THE SUMMIT

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

socially engaged practice

INFO:

£5,000 fee for work starting Sept 2020

DEADLINE:

N/A

V&A Open Call: Jameel Prize 6

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

Visual Arts / Contemporary arts

INFO:

£25,000 prize for contemporary design inspired by Islamic tradition

DEADLINE:

N/A

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