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.
We Are Unlimited has compiled a resource list for artists during Covid-19, including resources for disabled artists.
Arts Council England: The latest advice, guidance and emergency funding measures in place to address the Covid-19/coronavirus crisis.
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.
This is a comprehensive guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of musicians. It covers everything musicians, and those who work with musicians, need to know.
Mind UK also has a number of resources available, as well as excellent advice.
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
Budapest Festival Orchestra Quarantine Soirees
Videos to join in with:
Royal Opera House - Create and Learn - An excellent teaching and learning resource
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
Hackney Music Service - comprehensive list of activities, listed by age group
Classic FM’s ‘best online classical music lessons’
Remote Music Education Resources (US-based)