ARTIST SUPPORT

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:

INFO:

Film / Visual Arts

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

DEADLINE DATE:

18/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Peshkar Crisis Commissions

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All disciplines

£250/£500 digital commissions

DEADLINE DATE:

Rolling deadline

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Authors Emergency Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

writing

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

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Stagehand: The PSA Welfare and Benevolent Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

theatre

Small grants for emergency relief

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Artists' General Benevolent Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

Visual Arts

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

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

WGGB Welfare Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

Writing

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

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Support Freelance Musicians

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

Music

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

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

HOAX Online Platform

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

Writing

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

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Musical Union: Hardship Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

music

Up to £200 available for Musical Union members

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

RAFTA Scriptwriting Competition

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

Writing

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

DEADLINE DATE:

01/11/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

5:00 PM

LADA Open Call: performingbordersLIVE20

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

visual arts / contemporary arts

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

DEADLINE DATE:

07/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

4:00 PM

The Space: Low Cost R&D

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All Disciplines

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

DEADLINE DATE:

07/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

12 NOON

Film Commissions: New Creatives

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All Disciplines

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 DATE:

07/06/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

St Helen's Art Service Commissions

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All Disciplines

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

DEADLINE DATE:

08/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

8:00 AM

Dance Professionals Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

dance

Emergency grants available for dance professionals

DEADLINE DATE:

11/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Grundy - Remote Work

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

visual arts

£1500 fee & group exhibition for 5 artists

DEADLINE DATE:

15/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

UnShut Festival Commissions

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

live art / performance

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

DEADLINE DATE:

19/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

6:00 PM

Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future

Competition/Prize

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All disciplines

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 DATE:

21/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

11:59PM (Eastern Standard)

King Lear Prize

Residency

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All disciplines

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

DEADLINE DATE:

26/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

New Light Prize Exhibition 2020/21

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

Visual Arts

£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 DATE:

31/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Digital Commission Opportunities, They Eat Culture

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All disciplines

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

DEADLINE DATE:

08/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

5:00 PM

The Theatrical Guild

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

theatre

Short term finanical help for backstage and front of house workers

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Manchester Artists Coronavirus Hardship Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

all disciplines

£200 for artists affected by covid-19

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

The Photography Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

photography

£500 per person to support self-employed photographers

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Royal Literary Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

Writing

Grants and pensions to writers in financial difficulty

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Royal Variety Charity

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All disciplines

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

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Precarious Workers & Artists Hardship Fund

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All disciplines

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

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Theatre MAD: Hardship Fund

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

theatre

Up to £200 for theatre industry members facing financial dificulty

DEADLINE DATE:

(No deadline stated)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Sustainability First - Art Prize

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

Visual Arts

£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 DATE:

01/06/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

A-N Busaries

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

visual arts / contemporary arts

Bursaries available for artists and arts organisers

DEADLINE DATE:

07/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

12 NOON

PBLIVE20 & Never Done: Curating Borders Residency

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All Disciplines / Curator

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

DEADLINE DATE:

07/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

12 NOON

Call for Artists & Photographers: Innovate Grant

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

Visual Arts / Photography

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

DEADLINE DATE:

07/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Audio Commissions: New Creatives

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All Disciplines

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 DATE:

07/06/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

With For About 2020

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

all disciplines

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

DEADLINE DATE:

08/06/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

PRS Foundation: Sustaining Creativity Fund

commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

music

Up to £750 for music creators to sustain creativity

DEADLINE DATE:

11/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Metal: Remote Residencies

Competition/Prize

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All Disciplines

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

DEADLINE DATE:

15/05/2020 (3 deadlines: 15 May/12 June/10 July)

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

NEON: Indeterminacy / Share Commission

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

All disciplines

£500 commission to support early career digital artists

DEADLINE DATE:

20/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

Beam Public Art Commission, Barnsley

Commission

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

visual arts

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

DEADLINE DATE:

26/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

9:00 AM

In-Situ - THE SUMMIT

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

socially engaged practice

£5,000 fee for work starting Sept 2020

DEADLINE DATE:

30/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

V&A Open Call: Jameel Prize 6

Emergency Fund

DISCIPLINE:

INFO:

Visual Arts / Contemporary arts

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

DEADLINE DATE:

31/05/2020

DEADLINE TIME:

N/A

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