Resource Page for Artists and Cultural Freelancers

Laida Lertxundi, Autoficción , 2020. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.
In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic and resulting economic uncertainty, which has disproportionately affected freelancers, LUX Scotland has collected this selection of resources which may be able to provide support. If you can recommend other resources which could be included please do get in touch at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Creative Scotland, Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development

Creative Scotland’s Open Fund focuses on supporting individuals and organisations to sustain and help develop their current ways of working. Open to individuals and organisations, the fund is open all year round.

Deadline: Rolling

Scottish Welfare Fund Crisis Grant

The Scottish Welfare Fund Crisis Grant can be given to cover the costs of an emergency in the case of an unexpected crisis and gap in your normal income due to a change at work.

Deadline: Rolling

The Eaton Fund

The Eaton Fund is a charitable trust that provides financial assistance to artists and students working in the visual arts field, including video installations. The fund supports exhibition, material and equipment costs for example. Applicants should be UK based.

Deadline: Rolling

Smallwood Trust, Women’s Resilience Fund

Smallwood Trust provide grants and support for women on low incomes who have specific needs and are struggling to make ends meet or trying to overcome financial problems. Applicants must be aged 18 or above, live alone or with dependant children, reside in the UK, are in receipt of benefits and can provide evidence of financial need.

Deadline: Rolling

Anti-Viral work for freelancers and small businesses, Facebook Group

A group set up in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the self-employed. The membership covers numerous sectors and locations, and is still growing every minute. Members have come together as a community to share their current challenges and to share advice, support and resources.

Leapers, Wellbeing for freelancers and self-employed people

A collection of resources that aims to support the mental health of people working from home in these challenging times.

a‑n, Covid-19 Information and Guidance

Support and advice from across the arts sector. a‑n have collated the following information for artists and arts organisers which will be regularly updated.

Bectu, Covid-19 Advice

A resource for freelancers working in film and TV, and workers in theatre, live events and the arts that brings together key information and advice for working in these times.