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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It is an extraordinarily challenging time for the arts and the future of our industry. We have collated some information and resources for artists, as well as some ways you can help.  We also have a collection of resources for children.

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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