A new resource under the FMTW banner where we plan to build a digital smörgåsbord of guides to help theatre freelancers understand the ins and outs of funding applications, Arts Council project grant advice and road maps for using the benefits system; Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Council Tax Reduction etc.
Watch this space (literally – this is where it is all going)
This page tells you more about claiming Universal Credit if you’re self-employed. If you’re self-employed and already claiming certain benefits like Tax Credits or Housing Benefit, you will be eventually moved onto Universal Credit. Find out more about what to expect and what you can do to be prepared.
Arts Map from The Public Campaign For The Arts, a new online platform and interactive UK map that enables anyone to
- Check the status of arts organisations nearby
- Share messages of support by video, audio or written text
- Offer financial support directly to companies
Here’s a video explaining the recent changes to the fund so it can be more responsive to the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners during Covid-19.
A free comprehensive resource detailing all venue closures, re-openings and programming windows for independent producers and artists.
Arts Council England are currently funding Spun Glass Theatre to build Theatre Search – a free resource which catalogues the impact of Covid-19 on UK venues. We hope that by facilitating the creation of a free-to-access, shared resource for independent producers and arts companies, we can help to rebuild the UK touring ecology.
Theatre Search clearly shows which UK theatres are open, which have unfortunately closed and when some might be looking to programme work, helping new productions to be created and tours to be rebooked.
If you are thinking of applying for Universal Credit, we have created a step-by-step guide showing you how to get started.