practical RESOURCES for artists

A list of resources and information for all freelancers in the arts:

Help Musicians UK has compiled a list of advice for musicians which is updated regularly.

 

The UK Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resources List is a comprehensive list of links and resources for the UK creative community.  

Leapers have a more general but very clear article about how to manage if you're a freelancer during the pandemic.

Official Information from the UK Government, updated daily.

EXCELLENT Mental health resources

Mental health is a huge consideration at this time. Here are some resources:

Musicians' Union have a list of organisations and advice regarding mental health support for artists. 

Music Minds Matter is a branch of Help Musicians UK dealing specifically with mental health.

 

Leapers is a fantastic resource for supporting the mental health of self-employed and freelance workers throughout multiple industries.  

Mind UK also has a number of resources available, as well as excellent advice. 

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

RESOURCES for Children

Broadcasts of performances to watch:

'Opera For Kids: Amazing Arias' broadcast by The Royal Albert Hall –

 

Shakespeare’s Globe - Playing Shakespeare: Macbeth (on youtube). Aimed at young people and up until schools go back.


The Showstoppers  - Online storytime

 

Art Saves Us - Online performances curated by Julian Lloyd-Webber

 

LPO Online


RPO at home

Budapest Festival Orchestra Quarantine Soirees

 


 

Videos to join in with:

 

Royal Opera House - Create and Learn -  An excellent teaching and learning resource  

 

Arts Education Watch Parties

 

Music & movement for families – Romeo & Juliet

 

Creative Futures - weekly live video sessions including music based arts and crafts, parent and baby yoga, singing sessions and sessions with instrumentalists. Free video live stream. Past sessions still available.

Benedetti Foundation - weekly videos featuring their tutors. Past sessions still available.

 

Myleene’s Music Klass - Myleene Klass does music lessons and videos for the family

 

London Music Masters - For anyone with children who are beginner string players. 

 

London Rhymes - particularly good for Early Years. A great resource of songs and videos.

Music in the Round - Songs and instrument introduction videos

 

BBC Now - Make an Instrument

 

Other Resources:

 

Hackney Music Service - comprehensive list of activities, listed by age group

 

BCMG Creating Music at Home


Online Disney Drawing Classes
 

Classic FM’s ‘best online classical music lessons’

 

Remote Music Education Resources (US-based)

 

 

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