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By 22nd May 2020May 30th, 2020No Comments

A round-up of some of the offers of financial assistance and other support.

UK Government Support

UK Government support for business

A List of really useful resources

Funding & Grants

The Photographer Fund: a $25,000 fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19.
Photography grants for new visual projects: a list of grants providing funding for the production of new visual projects with an open application process.
National Geographic COVID-19 Emergency Fund For Journalists: an emergency fund, with grants between $1,000 – $8,000 for journalists worldwide who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities.
Art Jameel Research and Practice Platform: a rapid-response scheme offering artists support through the allocation of micro-fees towards their ongoing or new projects; open to all practitioners based in the Middle East and North Africa region.  Last cycle closes 7th June.
Pulitzer Center Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge: call for proposals that develop innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists and newsrooms across state lines or national borders. This opportunity has now been suspended, but page has links to other grants.
IWMF Journalism Relief Fund: for women-identifying journalists who have faced significant financial hardship, lost work, were recently laid off or who urgently need assistance.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

Support for organisations from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

Small Business Resources

From Finimpact – grants available (some just for women) and other useful resources.

The Arts Council

Grants and emergency funding available from the Arts Council England

The Art Newspaper

Sources of financial assistance compiled by the The Art Newspaper

New York Foundation for the Arts

List of Emergency Grants compiled by the New York Foundation for the Arts.  Some are geographically restricted, others appear not to be so.

Emergency Funding for artists

Thanks to Steve Giovinco for putting together a handy list of Emergency Funding for artists. Some are only for US based practitioners, but worth checking out.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

How to Protect your Mental Health, from the BBC

5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing from the NHS

How to avoid cabin fever, from The Conversation

The Coping Calendar from Action for Happiness

Bella Mackie on managing mental health 

Stay Fit

Exercise with the Green Goddess on BBC

Round-Up of online yoga classes from the Evening Standard

Fitness Studio from the NHS

Online Teaching

Lewis Bush – survival guide for online teaching 


Wise advice from the BJP, both for photographers and those wanting to support.


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