Help Musicians Directory
This comprehensive webpage has been created by Help Musicians and partners to be a central source of support and advice for all musicians during the coronavirus period. They have also launched the Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund, created to alleviate some of the financial pressures that many professional musicians may currently be facing.
The Music Managers Forum
The MMF has launched a new support fund for talented UK-based managers affected by the COVID crisis. Administered by Help Musicians, the ReBuild fund will offer grants of up to £3,000.
The Musicians’ Union
A comprehensive page of news and advice geared towards musicians. Includes specific information on contracts, insurance, travel and safety. It has also set up a Coronavirus Hardship Fund for those experiencing genuine and pressing financial hardship due to coronavirus.
PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development across all genres. They have adapted some of their funds to support artists working through the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the International Showcase Fund (ISF), supported by PPL, offers vital export support for UK-based artists, bands, songwriters and producers who have been invited to perform or create new music at international showcasing festivals or conferences.
ISF will also support UK-based music creators throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to remain export ready, with grants available to support virtual performances at international showcases, or performances at UK based showcase events that have an export industry audience.
More information and guidance on funds available: prsfoundation.com
The music industry’s representative in Parliament, UK Music has brought together a directory of advice from the Government, as well as different music trade bodies.
Music Venue Trust
Music Venue Trust have compiled general rules and advice on procedures for re-opening music venues, and links to key documents each nation.
Music Minds Matter
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Music Minds Matter is Help Musicians’ dedicated mental health support line and service for the whole UK music community.
BAPAM deliver expert health and wellbeing services for those working in the performing arts.
BAPAM has also provided advice for Risk Assessments for performing arts freelancers returning to workspaces after COVID-19 Lockdowns. More information here.