swap'ra emergency fund
We know that Covid 19 has made life in the performing arts incredibly difficult, with the loss of expected performing and teaching income having both financial and mental health implications. SWAP’ra is establishing an Emergency Fund to help alleviate some of the financial stress that our colleagues are under. For detailed information about how SWAP’ra may be able to support you in these uncertain times, click below.
The challenges of the past few months have made our already-precarious careers even more uncertain, and this is often exacerbated when you have caring responsibilities. Following the success of our first Virtual Coffee Morning back in July, we're establishing a regular, monthly 'SWAP'ra Café - a virtual (for now) informal support network where you can connect and discuss experiences and ideas or even just chat with others in a similar situation.
We have collated a list of helpful resources for artists with information about managing finances, mental health and keeping up-to-date with the latest government guidelines. We've also included a list of online resources for parents of children who are managing all or some of their education in isolation or online. Additionally, if you would like to donate to some of these organisations helping artists, there is a list of those, too!
It is an extraordinarily challenging time for the arts and the future of our industry. We are establishing a SWAP'ra Emergency Fund, holding online support sessions for parents and carers and have collated some information and resources for artists.