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ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company COVID19 related resources

We know that during these unprecedented times it is essential that self employed artists are aware of the COVID19 related guidance and resources that are currently available. So we have collated as much information we can find and shared it on this page and will continue to update this regularly.

We hope these links are useful and if you see anything that you think should be included here, please just send an email to info@zoonation.co.uk


Arts Council England Emergency measures and funding
You can find out more about what Arts Council England is doing to support artist, organisations and the industry as well as being directed to useful links for government and non governmental support during this time – including grants, benefits, tax relief etc. Just follow this link.

Are you self-employed or a freelancer getting to grips with what Covid 19 support is on offer to you? Take a look at this roundup of support available from government and other professional bodies

HMRC self employed
We are happy and relieved to see that the government has just announced measures to support self employed people during this period. More details of this can be found here.


The Fleabag Support Fund
A new emergency support fund for UK based freelancers in the Theatre industry

Coronavirus advice for performers and the Benevolent Fund for Equity Members

London Community Response
London’s funders are working together to provide coordinated funding to support groups responding to the needs of communities in the capital affected by the covid-19 pandemic and have announced further funding support – wave 2 has two funding programmes that are taking applications now.

East Meets West
Resource page for Midlands’ independent theatre sector to help deal with COVID-19.

Culture In Quarantine Fund
Are you interested in creating a piece of work based on self isolation? As part of a wider collaboration between BBC Arts with Arts Council England a new fund – Culture In Quarantine – has been launched. It will support around 25 established England-based artists of any discipline to produce new works in creative media – video, audio and interactive – is launching. To find out more visit this website.

COVID Creative Commissions Manchester
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has launched a programme of £500 mini-commissions for Greater Manchester based artists across all disciplines to form a permanent archive of Greater Manchester’s creative response to COVID-19. To find out more click here. 

Independent Theatre Council
Covid-19 Guidance for ITC Members & Useful Links

Theatre Support
In light of the closure of many UK theatres due to the Covid-19 virus, leading theatrical charities have come together to centralise information about how and where you can access support if you work in the theatre industry. Visit theatresupport.info


Benevolent Funds
Below is a list of benevolent funds for different aspects of our industry that may be able to offer assistance during this time of crisis: